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May 26, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

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TOP STORIES

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EUROPEAN ELECTIONS — From Germany and France to Cyprus and Estonia, voters from 21 nations went to the polls Sunday in the final day of a crucial European Parliament election that could see major gains by the far-right, nationalist and populist movements that are on the rise across much of the continent. By Mike Corder and Lori Hinnant. SENT: 850 words, photos.

TRUMP-JAPAN —It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan’s Shinzo Abe raised the bar for all of them. Next: the hard work and formal business of talking trade and North Korea. By Darlene Superville and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

ABORTION-WHAT’S CHANGED — There’s one common goal for the abortion bans enacted in several states this year: to trigger reversal of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a nationwide right to abortion. Were that to happen, decisions on abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would impose bans. What would not happen is a full-fledged turning back of the clock to 1973. Women now have far more options to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place, and safer, easier options for abortion. By David Crary and Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 1,580 words, photos. This is the Monday Spotlight.

SEVERE WEATHER — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles away, authorities said. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2020-IMPEACHMENT — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. By Elana Schor and Juana Summers. SENT: 920 words, photos.

OBIT-STARR — Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed “Ice Bowl” in 1967, has died. He was 85. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,420 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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PERU-EARTHQUAKE — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. SENT: 340 words, photos.

IRELAND-DIVORCE — Irish voters have overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to liberalize the country’s constitution to make it easier for couples to divorce. SENT: 200 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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VAPING-SCHOOLS — Officials at schools around the United States have begun rethinking their approach to teen vaping as statistics show a rise in suspensions and other disciplinary responses to students caught using e-cigarettes. SENT: 1,100 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-BOX OFFICE — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy “Booksmart” and the horror “Brightburn.” SENT: 910 words, photos.

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