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TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-DAY-AFTER — The top U.S. diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief the country’s president as America’s Asian allies try to parse the implications of the extraordinary nuclear summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. By Adam Schreck and Foster Klug. SENT: 1,190 words, photos, video.
PRIMARY RDP — Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of Trump, loses his South Carolina congressional seat hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent’s public extramarital affair seven years ago. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,280 words, photos.
YEMEN — A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government begins an assault on Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, a crucial battle in the 3-year-old conflict that aid agencies warn could push the Arab world’s poorest country into further chaos. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 650 words, graphic.
CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION — House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their renegade effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young “Dreamer” immigrants with a path to citizenship. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.
AT&T-TIME WARNER-FUTURE MEDIA DEALS — Comcast will likely bid for Fox’s entertainment business imminently now that a federal judge clears AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 800 words, photos.
FEDERAL RESERVE —The Federal Reserve is set to modestly raise its key short-term interest rate for the second time this year, but attention will be focused mainly on any hints that the Fed might accelerate its rate hikes in the coming months. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 2 p.m. release of Fed statement and 2:30 p.m. Powell news conference.
AMAZON-SEATTLE TAX — A tax on large companies such as Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis gets rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting that exposes divisions over how much companies that have fueled booming economies should help pay to alleviate the downsides of success. SENT: 870 words, photos.
CALIFORNIA CRIME — California voters’ decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers report. SENT: 600 words, photos.
PUERTO RICO-HURRICANE DEATHS — Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry. SENT: 1,380 words, photos.
WENTZ’S COMEBACK — Carson Wentz is eager to return to the field and reclaim his starting spot for the Philadelphia Eagles but he doesn’t have to rush because Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is still around. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 960 words, photos.