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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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ELECTION 2018 — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in a suburban revolt that threatens what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gains ground in the Senate and preserves key governorships, beating back a “blue wave” that never fully materialized. By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, videos.

ELECTION 2018-ANALYSIS — A polarized nation is now more deeply divided. In a single flurry of elections, Democrats take control of the House, Republicans strengthen their grip on the Senate and the breach that divides Americans — urban from rural, white from black, conservative from liberal — stretches ever wider. By Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 770 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-TICK TOCK — In a campaign of raw passions, intersecting with a slaughter in a Pittsburgh synagogue and mail bombs targeting some of the Democratic subjects of Trump’s wrath, there was little room for contentment in the midterm elections. Trump’s energy and erratic impulses ruled the day, helping in some races and hurting in others. By Julie Pace, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller. SENT: 2,730 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE — Democrats take back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm, breaking the GOP’s monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE — Republicans retain Senate control after ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, delivering a victory to Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years. By Alan Fram. SENT: 990 words, photos, videos.

ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENT — Democrats try to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor’s seats in several key states, marking significant steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse years of Republican gains in state capitols. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 950 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018

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ELECTION-GLOBAL IMPACT — The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into Trump’s international business empire and his political dealings with the rest of the world. SENT: 830 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with more countries. With ELECTION-GLOBAL IMPACT-THE LATEST.

ELECTION-2018-GEORGIA-GOVERNOR — Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. SENT: 1,130 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TEXAS — Sen. Ted Cruz fends off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from Trump to help push the incumbent over the top. SENT: 900 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-WOMEN — Nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of Trump, the nation is sending more women than ever before to the House. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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CAMEROON-KIDNAPPED STUDENTS RELEASED — The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted are still being held, a church official says. SENT: 450 words, graphic.

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NATIONAL

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GIRL SCOUTS VS BOY SCOUTS — The Girl Scouts of the United States of America files a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. SENT: 410 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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KENTUCKY-DUKE — RJ Barrett scores 33 points and Zion Williamson added 28 in an explosive debut by Duke’s touted freshmen, and the fourth-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Kentucky 118-84 in the season-opening Champions Classic. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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