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September 27, 2018

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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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh heads into a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from just two witnesses: Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who accuses him of attempting to rape her when they were teens. By Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,460 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Hearing begins at 10 a.m. then 1,100 words. With SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WHAT TO WATCH — A guide to viewing the spectacle; SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-MEDIA — TV networks clear daytime schedules for hearing coverage; SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage of Kavanaugh’s nomination: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Kavanaughnomination

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-ALL IN ONE ROOM — Could it be, years from now, that you will remember where you were and what you were doing when Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford came to Washington to relive their conflicting high school memories? By Calvin Woodward. SENT: 830 words, photo. Also see MORE ON KAVANAUGH NOMINATION below.

KAVANAUGH-YOUTH CONDUCT — The firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee’s behavior in the 1980s reinforces a warning today’s high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY — Six nations made the unprecedented move of asking the U.N.’s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body’s headquarters to deliver a nearly hourlong speech declaring his nation “will never give in.” By Angela Charlton, Matthew Pennington and Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,030 words, photos. With UNITED-NATIONS-5-QUOTES — They said it: Leaders at the U.N., in their own words; UNITED NATIONS-IRAN — Iran says it doesn’t want war with the U.S.; UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY-THE LATEST.

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-LIVING WITH FEAR — Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Mount Rainier in Washington, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn’t about to shoot her. It’s a battle she sometimes wins and sometimes loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the Oct. 1, 2017 massacre in Las Vegas — the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history — Gilman has had to get used to living with fear. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. By Amanda Lee Myers and Sally Ho. With LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-SURVIVORS — Vegas shooting survivors embrace life despite challenges. For comprehensive coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting: https://www.apnews.com/tag/LasVegasmassshooting

HOMELESS IN MINNEAPOLIS — The city of Minneapolis is grappling with an unusual problem: A homeless camp that took root this summer and quickly grew to several hundred people. The size of the camp, made up largely of American Indians, is a rarity in a city where the climate usually prevents large homeless encampments that are seen elsewhere. With two deaths in recent weeks and fears about disease, crime and the coming winter, pressure is ratcheting up for a solution. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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PRINCE-HONORARY DEGREE — University of Minnesota awards honorary degree to Prince. SENT: 120 words, photos.

MUSIC-CHILDISH GAMBINO — Childish Gambino postpones tour due to injured foot. SENT: 110 words, photo.

SAN FRANCISCO-$2 BILLION TERMINAL — Cracked $2 billion transit hub tarnishes San Francisco’s rep. SENT: 790 words, photos.

TV-ELIZABETH-OLSEN — Elizabeth Olsen plays grieving widow in new Facebook series. SENT: 690 words, photos, video.

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MORE ON KAVANAUGH NOMINATION

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-BEACH WEEK — Kavanaugh’s calendar offers a window into one boy’s summer of ’82. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT KAVANAUGH-ANITA HILL — Anita Hill says her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities. SENT: 530 words, photos. With SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-ANITA HILL REDUX — Lessons from Thomas-Hill hearings likely to guide senators.

SUPREME COURT-TRUMP — Trump acknowledges that the accusations of sexual misconduct swirling around his Supreme Court nominee have a personal side for him. SENT: 810 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-SENATORS-DEJA VU — For three senators, the Kavanaugh hearing is a case of been there, done that. SENT: 750 words, photos.

GOP-WOMEN — A sex scandal-plagued president, all-male Republican questioners and the GOP’s woman problem loom over Kavanaugh hearing. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-ROSENSTEIN — Trump’s meeting with the deputy attorney general may or may not happen as originally planned, but Trump says he’d prefer not to fire Rod Rosenstein regardless. SENT: 890 words, photo.

GROUND GAME-NEW MEXICO — Former third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is setting his sights on a U.S. Senate seat from New Mexico. SENT: 740 words, photo. Note: The latest in a weekly series designed to highlight policies, personalities and races arising from politics around the country.

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NATIONAL

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HOMELESS BEATINGS — A man with a history of violence who’d been deported from the United States six times wasn’t flagged for arrest by Houston police and fled to California, where he’s now charged in a series of killings, authorities say. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

TEXAS EXECUTION — A Texas death row inmate scheduled to be executed insists he didn’t fatally run over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Execution scheduled for after 7 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL

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CHINA-VATICAN — The Vatican’s breakthrough agreement to give China some say over bishop appointments has critics accusing the church of caving in to the ruling Communist Party just as it is waging a sweeping crackdown on religion. SENT: 990 words, photos.

EGYPT-ARMING TRIBESMEN — In a switch from the past, Egypt’s military has begun arming Bedouin tribesmen in northern and central parts of the Sinai Peninsula and having them patrol in the long-running fight against militants from an Islamic State group affiliate, tribesmen say. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

BRAZIL-MUSEUM FIRE-PRIORITIES — Long before Brazil’s National Museum went up in flames, the people who ran it were pleading for help to renovate the dilapidated 200-year-old building that held much of the nation’s historical and scientific heritage. SENT: 880 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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FORD-TARIFFS — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices. By Business Writers Tom Krisher and Josh Boak. SENT: 690 words, photo.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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PEOPLE-MURRAY-OVITZ — The man promoting a book was Michael Ovitz, the former Hollywood super-agent: The man doing most of the talking was Bill Murray. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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VANISHING OFFENSE — The major league batting average is on track to drop below .250 for the first time since 1972 and strikeouts could top hits for the first time ever. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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