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November 12, 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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ONLY ON AP

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UKRAINE-NATIONALIST YOUTH CAMP — An Associated Press visit to a summer camp created by a Ukrainian nationalist group finds children as young as 8 being taught to use assault rifles to kill Russians and their sympathizers. At the same time, they are being inculcated with nationalist ideology, including derision of LGBT rights, which lecturers denounce as a sign of Western decadence. The nationalists have built a network of such camps, some of them partially financed by the government. By Yuras Karmanau. UPCOMING: 540 words by 4 a.m., photos, video.

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TOP STORIES

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — As wildfires continue to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire. Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews stepped up the search for bodies and missing people. Two people were killed in a wildfire in Southern California. By Gillian Flaccus and Don Thompson. SENT: 1,060 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Wildfire Bodies (CR) — Bodies recovered from Northern California wildfire. With SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Southern California wildfire slows; 177 homes destroyed; CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-PHOTO GALLERY — Wildfires rage, destruction, death in their wake; CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Wildfires

ELECTION 2018-DEMOCRATS — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over, but unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 940 words, photos. Also see HOUSE COMMITTEE LEADERS below.

NKOREA-OFF THE GRID — Twenty-plus years ago, North Korea’s then-leader almost bargained away nuclear weapons for a pair of nuclear reactors. The country today has its weapons — and chronic power blackouts. Despite years of sanctions that limited its energy options, Kim Jong Un’s North Korea has cobbled together a creative smorgasbord of alternative resources, some off the official grid and some flat-out illegal. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 1,260 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight. With KOREAS-DIPLOMACY — South Korea ships tangerines to North, which sent mushrooms.

WWI-TRUMP — President Donald Trump, who proudly declares himself a “nationalist,” stood apart at commemorations of the end of World War I, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise. SENT: 1,320 words, photos. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/WorldWarI

AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES — Two communities have reportedly emerged as the favorites to become home to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon. Crystal City, Virginia, is a thicket of 1980s-era office towers seeking new economic energy after thousands of federal jobs moved elsewhere. Long Island City is New York City’s fastest-developing neighborhood, an old manufacturing area cultivating a new image as a hub for technology and arts. By Jennifer Peltz and Matthew Barakat. UPCOMING: 1,080 words by 7 a.m., photos.

THE TOUGHEST JOB — The organizations in charge of Olympic sports in the U.S. face complicated demands from everyone from elite athletes down to grassroots volunteers. They have limited resources and staffs that often can’t handle many challenges. It’s no wonder, then, that turnover is rampant in some of the highest-profile jobs. That includes at the top of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. The gymnastics organization is being disbanded in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi senator’s “public hanging” remark draws rebuke. SENT: 770 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-BLASPHEMY — Fake images show acquitted Christian woman leaving Pakistan. SENT: 130 words, photo.

COFFEE MUG FIGHT — Police: Children watch two Florida women slash each other at bus stop. SENT: 120 words.

AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE SHOOTING — Australia’s “Trolleyman” hailed for ramming street attacker. SENT: 600 words.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA — Lin-Manuel Miranda and Carrie Mae Weems to converse next month. SENT: 90 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida’s pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA-GOVERNOR — Acrimony in Georgia governor’s race between Republican Kemp and Democrat Abrams highlights growing political diversity of the Deep South state. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

HOUSE COMMITTEE LEADERS — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. SENT: 2,050 words, photos.

TRUMP-WHITAKER — Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he will seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. SENT: 640 words, photo.

FACT CHECK-WEEK — Facing closely contested election races in Florida and Arizona, Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric regarding voting fraud. SENT: 2,560 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is rushing back to Israel following a sudden, rare burst of fighting that left in doubt efforts to bring to an end months of relentless violence between Israel and Hamas. SENT: 490 words, photos.

ITALY-LIBYA CONFERENCE — A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens in Sicily. UPCOMING: 910 words by 6 a.m., photos.

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NATIONAL

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CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING — An autopsy finds that the gunman who killed 12 at Southern California bar died from a self-inflicted gunshot; police are still trying to determine motive. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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EXERCISE GUIDELINES — New federal guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. UPCOMING: 570 words by 8 a.m., photo.

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SPORTS

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COWBOYS-EAGLES — Ezekiel Elliott has 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helps the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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