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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

April 6, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.org

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific.

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LAS VEGAS _ President Donald Trump is trying to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election as he takes a victory lap with Republican donors in Las Vegas. Trump was scheduled to speak Saturday at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, which supported his 2016 campaign and is preparing to spend millions on his 2020 effort. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 520 words. UPCOMING: Updates, longer version, photos.


_ ISRAELI ELECTION-AMERICAN JEWS _ Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot for Israel’s election, but he’s a dominant factor for many American Jews as they assess the high stakes of the balloting. At its core, the election is a judgment on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has won the post four times previously but now faces corruption charges. Netanyahu has aligned closely with Trump _ a troubling tactic for the majority of American Jewish voters who lean Democratic. By David Crary. SENT: 950 words, photo.


RENO, Nev. _ Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Saturday brings her campaign to Reno where she gave the keynote address last June to the Nevada Democratic Party’s state convention. The Massachusetts senator plans a mid-morning speech at a rally at a high school. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version developing from speech scheduled to begin about 10 a.m. PDT, with photos.


LAS VEGAS _ A jury flatly rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries _ including blindness in one eye _ he suffered when the stretchy device slipped from his grasp and he fell face-first a little more than four years ago. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 600 words, video photos.


WASHINGTON _ Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the tide. By Jill Colvin and Colleen Long. SENT: 970 words, photos, video.


SPOKANE, Wash. _ The slow pace of cleaning up the nation’s largest cache of radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons is frustrating Washington state officials, who blame the Trump administration for not doing more. The U.S. Department of Energy recently proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts for cleaning up the vast Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington, at a time when the estimated cost of the cleanup has at least tripled. By Niclolas K. Geranios. SENT: 700 words, photos.


SALT LAKE CITY _ Leaders with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered spiritual guidance aimed at strengthening members’ faith amid a world of temptation and immorality during the opening session of a church conference Saturday in Utah. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 790 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos developing from daylong conference.



LOS ANGELES _ The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Los Angeles Kings.


DENVER _ Former Air Force receiver Jalen Robinette is close to fulfilling his two-year active-duty commitment and is trying to catch on with an NFL team. Robinette was a projected draft pick in 2017 before the U.S. Department of Defense reversed is pro sports policy. Instead of going straight into the NFL, Robinette had to serve as an officer at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS _ There is a sheen that accompanies Auburn coach Bruce Pearl because, well, he sweats. Quite a lot. But while his antagnosists would call it the sheen of slime from all his run-ins with the NCAA, those closest to him insist it’s merely the shimmer of success. By Dave Skretta. SENT 700 words, photos.


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