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November 28, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. 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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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of Donald Trump after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made decried as racist. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange throw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation. By Eric Tucker and Chad Day. SENT: 1,260 words, photos, videos.

GENE-EDITED BABIES — A leader of an international conference on gene editing says that the work of a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies shows a failure of self-regulation among scientists. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 380 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — A rash of U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan puts a spotlight on a stalemated war that is testing Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 850 words, photo.

INDONESIA-LION AIR CRASH —A report based on black box data from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last month cites equipment failures and the airline’s safety measures as factors in the disaster. By Niniek Karmini and David Koenig. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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PELOSI-HOUSE LEADERSHIP — Nancy Pelosi enters the House Democratic leadership elections in an unusual position: She’s running unopposed. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 790 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-POPULAR SHERIFF — A Northern California sheriff’s popularity is growing after playing a central role in two major crises. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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FEDERAL RESERVE-POWELL-LOOKAHEAD — Investors will parse Jerome Powell’s words for clues to the Federal Reserve’s future rate hikes. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 760 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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TEAM X-FACTOR — Team X is a newly formed all-female development ski team out of Park City, Utah, that’s trying to become an alternate way to prepare the next generation. By Sports Writer Pat Graham. SENT: 870 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW — The feel-good road-trip drama “Green Book” is named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 390 words, photos.

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