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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:20, Advisory

February 21, 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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HIGHLIGHTING

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TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY (sent)

EMPIRE CAST MEMBER-ATTACK (sent, developing)

BANGLADESH-FIRE (sent)

VATICAN-SEX ABUSE (sent)

BOEHEIM-FATAL ACCIDENT (sent, developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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LLAMA SHOOTING _ A Louisiana woman is accused of shooting her pet llama named Earl who she says attacked her. SENT: 150 words.

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR-THEFT _ Authorities say a western Pennsylvania church administrator stole $1.2 million that he and his wife used to pay for vacations, sports tickets and other personal expenses. SENT: 200 words.

FURLOUGHED RANGER-LOTTERY JACKPOT _ A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown claims a $29.5 million lottery jackpot. SENT: 150 words.

SHIPWRECK-BEER _ Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict. SENT: 400 words, photo.

WINTER WEATHER-VEGAS _ Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area. SENT: 150 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY _ House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of powers. SENT: 950 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-STONE _ A federal judge has ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the longtime Donald Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. court appearance, 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2020-KANSAS SENATE-POMPEO _ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be ruling out a 2020 bid for the Senate from Kansas. SENT: 200 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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EMPIRE CAST MEMBER-ATTACK _ Police say “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett sent himself racist and homophobic letter and was dissatisfied with his salary. SENT: 1,125 words, photos, developing.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA _ Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for a status hearing on his death penalty case. SENT: 110 words, photo.

OAKLAND TEACHERS STRIKE _ Teachers in Oakland, California, plan to raise picket signs in the country’s latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay. SENT: 625 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BANGLADESH-FIRE _ A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district in Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 81 people, officials and witnesses said. The fire in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic firefighting efforts. About 50 people were injured, some critically burned. SENT: 750 words, photos, vodeo. WITH: BANGLADESH-FIRE-CHAWKBAZAR _ Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development. SENT: 675 words, photos.

VATICAN-SEX ABUSE _ Pope Francis warned bishops and religious superiors summoned Thursday to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes but concrete action to respond to the scandal. SENT: 340 words, photos.

NKOREA SUMMIT-WHAT ABOUT THE SOUTH? _ South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of the U.S.-North Korean summits. But following months of stalemate on North Korea nuclear talks, Moon’s presidency faces a crucial moment, with President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set to meet for the second time next week. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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TAX-Q&A _ Tax preparation is rarely easy, but this filing season comes with a unique set of complications. The Associated Press enlisted several executives at big tax prep companies to answer questions. By Sarah Skidmore Sell. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 10 a.m.

US-CHINA-TRADE TALKS _ The Trump administration is set to resume high-level talks with Chinese officials, aiming to ease a trade standoff that’s unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated with developments from talks.

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS _ Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs declined and hiring is likely strong. The Labor Department said weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000, a very low level by historical standards. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 235,750. SENT: 400 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MICHAEL JACKSON-ACCUSERS DOCUMENTARY _ Wade Robson and James Safechuck didn’t know what to think when the lights went up after the first public screening of “Leaving Neverland” late last month at the Sundance Film Festival. In the 236-minute documentary that will air in two parts on HBO and Britain’s Channel 4 in March, both describe, in harrowing detail, how they say Michael Jackson sexually abused them as boys. It was the second time they’d seen it and the first with an audience. SENT: 1,125 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BOEHEIM-FATAL ACCIDENT _ Police say Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway. SENT: 150 words, photos.

BBO--LABOR _ Many middle-class free agents have seen their salaries slashed, and agent Scott Boras says baseball needs major economic changes this year and can’t afford to wait until the current collective bargaining agreement expires in December 2021. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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