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March 20, 2015

A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz:

WHO-BUNGLING EBOLA - Emails show UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency on economic, political grounds. SENT: 2,600 words, photos. An abridged version of 800 words has also been sent. With WHO-BUNGLING EBOLA-KEY FINDINGS. TOP VIDEO: - WOR BUNGLING EBOLA

TUNISIA-TOURISTS’ TERRORS - Accounts paint picture of lunchtime leisure turning to terror. SENT: 840 words, photos.

ANTARCTICA-TOURISM - Antarctica tourism thrives but tourists must brace for wild and unexpected forces of nature. SENT: 1,190 words, photos, interactive.

IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS-GLANCE - Here’s a primer. SENT: 790 words, photos.

WORLD WATER CRISIS - UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030, urges major changes. SENT: 400 words, photo.

INDIA-CHEATING ON EXAMS - 600 Indian students expelled for cheating on school exams; TV footage goes viral. SENT: 300 words, photo.

US FRATERNITIES-AP EXPLAINS. A brief explanation of the “Greek system” that dominates social life at many American universities but has lately been receiving unwanted attention for the bad behavior of some frats.

EUROPE SOLAR ECLIPSE - Clear view of total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic, clouds obscure in Faeroe Islands. SENT: 360 words, photos, interactive. UPCOMING: Will be updated with viewing in Iceland, Finland and Germany. With SOLAR ECLIPSE-PHOTO-ESSAY - A look at the best eclipse pictures. UPCOMING: 11 a.m.

WITNESS DAD DETAINED - Man held for 2 years as witness in Oregon killing testifies against son, is freed. SENT: 580 words, photo.

POISONED PIZZA-SENTENCING - New York City man sentenced in death of 5-year-old son after feeding him pizza laced with rat poison. SENT: 130 words.

SUGE KNIGHT - He returns to court as judge considers $25 million bail request by prosecutor. UPCOMING: 1530 GMT hearing.

PEOPLE-HARRISON FORD - Harrison Ford, who recently crashed plane, is narrator of aviation documentary. SENT: 130 words, photo.

MAGNUM PI-HOUSE - A sprawling beachfront home used in the filming of the 1980s television show “Magnum, P.I.” is sold for $8.7 million. SENT: 140 words, photos.

SXSW-MILEY AND RAPPERS - Miley Cyrus surprises the audience during a South by Southwest event featuring a slew of rappers. SENT: 280 words, photos.

BOOKS-TENNESSEE WILLIAMS — Rare Tennessee Williams story published for the first time. SENT: 600 words, photos.




WORLD WATER DAY-PHOTO ESSAY - A photographic look at water ahead of Sunday’s U.N. World Water Day. SENT: 160 words. With 20 photos, highlighted by NY571.

SOLAR ECLIPSE-PHOTO-ESSAY - A look at the best eclipse pictures. UPCOMING: 1500 GMT.




WOR BUNGLING EBOLA - With text noted above.




PASSWORDS — Tired of remembering passwords for all your online accounts, or worried about re-using the same password too many times? A look at two new solutions: Yahoo will text you a new, one-time password every time you want to sign in. Microsoft is adding biometrics to Windows 10 so you can sign on with your fingerprint or face. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1600 GMT.

FRANCE GASTRONOMY — France is launching a huge, new culinary event to promote French cuisine around the world. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

ITALY RESTORING POMPEII — Italy unveils the restored crown jewel of Pompeii’s frescoed villas, a rare success story for the UNESCO heritage site that has been marred by mismanagement and corruption. 600 words, photos by 1700 gmt.

PEOPLE-CHRIS BROWN — Chris Brown returns to court in Los Angeles to update a judge on his community labor progress and see if a probation violation hearing will be held in the R&B singer’s long-running case over his 2009 attack on Rihanna. UPCOMING Friday: 350 words, photos.

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