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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15 Advisory

May 24, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org

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HIGHLIGHTING

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TRUMP-TRANSGENDER HEALTH _ A new Trump administration rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services (sent, developing)

ABORTION-ALABAMA _ Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state (sent, developing)

INDIA-DEADLY FIRE _ Indian police say at least 15 students were killed in a fire that broke out in a four-story building in the western city of Surat (sent, developing)

FACES-D-DAY-PHOTO GALLERY _ Going Back: Faces of the men who fought at Normandy (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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COLOMBIA-EXOTIC FROG BREEDER _ Conservationist saves rare frogs by beating traffickers at their own game. SENT: 880 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-BATALI _ Celebrity chef Mario Batali has pleaded not guilty to an allegation that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SUBWAY BRAKE MYSTERY _ New York City police have made an arrest in their investigation into a series of subway emergency brake activations. SENT: 130 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE _ President Donald Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr’s inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump’s 2016 campaign. SENT: 890 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates possible, 890 words by 3 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-JAPAN _ With the threat of devastating auto tariffs looming, Japan is laying out a red carpet to welcome President Donald Trump for a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. UPCOMING: 880 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

POLICE-VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING _ Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who have autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. A new training simulation using virtual reality headsets is being rolled out by Aon, the company best known for developing the Taser. SENT: 960 words, photo, video.

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NATIONAL

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WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING _ A Wisconsin man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:30 p.m. sentencing.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BREXIT _ Theresa May says she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. SENT: 900 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Iran’s foreign minister, under fire at home, in Pakistan on critically timed visit amid tensions with US. SENT: 970 words, photos.

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS-GREEN VOTE _ Concerns about climate change have prompted mass protests across Europe for the past year and are expected to draw tens of thousands onto the streets again Friday. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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CEO PAY _ Pay for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies climbed 7% last year, widening the gap between chief executives and their workers, whose pay did not rise as quickly. UPCOMING: 1,300 words by 11 a.m., photos, graphic, sidebars.

ARKANSAS NEWSPAPER-IPAD _ Arkansas’ largest newspaper, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has said it will discontinue daily print editions by the end of the year but will distribute free iPads to remaining digital subscribers for access of their online print replica edition. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY’S EDGE _ Crowd control is a priority for Disneyland before the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens this month. UPCOMING: 800 words. AP Photos.

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SPORTS

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WINGS-DREAM _ Tiffany Hayes and the Atlanta Dream, coming off a loss in the WNBA semifinals last season, will face the Dallas Wings in their season opener on Friday night. UPCOMING: 450 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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HOW TO REACH US

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