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November 7, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. Find your 2018 Midterm Election content and stay up to date with AP’s 2018 Midterm Election coverage plans at https://newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-CONGRESS — President Donald Trump delivers a stark warning to the new Democratic House majority: Investigate me, and I’ll investigate you — and the government will grind to a halt. Trump spoke in a lengthy press conference, emboldened by Republican election wins in the Senate and scornful of GOP candidates he felt didn’t sufficiently embrace his support. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, 890 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

ELECTION 2018-TRUMP — President Trump revels in his party’s Senate victories, mocks members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support, and immediately threatens Democrats, who won back control of the House and with it the power to investigate his personal and professional conduct. Trump suggests there could be room for bipartisanship on issues like infrastructure and health care but the olive branch he extended was studded with thorns. By Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated, 1,100 words, photos, video by 5 p.m.

ELECTION 2018-RACE — The day after the midterm elections produced mixed results for minority candidates, Democratic strategists drew at least two lessons: They need to expand their base with people of color and they must confront racist language and tactics more directly on the campaign trail. By Errin Haines Whack. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 4 p.m.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned supporters for months that he was at risk of being overwhelmed by Democratic anger, and he was right. The tide that swept him out stalled a political career that radically transformed the once-purple state. For nearly a decade, Walker delighted conservatives and was once seen as a potential front-runner for president. By Scott Bauer. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 4 p.m.

MIGRANT CARAVAN-US ELECTIONS — The migrants in a caravan used by President Donald Trump as a campaign issue were almost universally unaware of the results of the U.S. midterm elections, but some expressed hope that somehow it might help their chance of finding refuge. By Mark Stevenson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4:30 p.m. WITH: MIGRANT CARAVAN-THE RETURNED — Hundreds of migrants from the caravan moving through Mexico, mostly Hondurans, have returned home. Some grew disillusioned. Others simply wore out. Still others were detained and deported, or gave up on waiting for possible asylum in Mexico and accepted bus rides back. Nearly all say they intend to try again. By Maria Verza. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.

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ELECTION 2018

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ELECTION 2018- VOTING PROBLEMS-MACHINES — Election experts have long warned the nation’s aging fleet of voting machines needed an upgrade, and Tuesday’s midterm elections underscored just how badly these replacements are overdue. From New York to North Carolina, Georgia to Michigan, there were numerous reports of machines breaking down or malfunctioning, leading to long waits for frustrated voters. UPCOMING: 810 words by 4 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-GEORGIA — Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are still awaiting final counts in Georgia’s intense and potentially historic governor’s race, leaving open the prospects of a December runoff and potential litigation. SENT: 920 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ELECTION 2018-O’ROURKE-WHAT’S NEXT — Beto O’Rourke didn’t sound like someone giving a farewell speech Tuesday night. And, after losing a Senate race in deep-red Texas by barely two and a half points, there could be a lot more where that came from. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SYRIA — The U.N. and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent complete a desperately needed aid delivery to displaced Syrians in a remote desert camp near the border with Jordan. SENT: 360 words, photo.

FRANCE-WWI-ARMISTICE WAGON — The French and German leaders this weekend will jointly visit the remains of the lowly train car that hosted the signing of the Armistice ending World War I. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION — Jury selection at the U.S. trial for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is complete, with Guzman waiting for word on whether he can hug his wife for the first time in nearly two years. SENT: 330 words.

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