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August 22, 2018

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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NEW & DEVELOPING

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DEMOCRATS-HACKING — The Democratic National Committee says it has thwarted an attempt to hack its database that houses information on tens of millions of voters across the country. SENT: 130 words.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-POLITICAL FALLOUT — The extraordinary allegation that President Donald Trump was part of a federal crime convulsed across the political landscape, with Republicans unwilling to consider calls for impeachment without evidence of Russian collusion. Democrats meanwhile zeroed in on what they called a “cesspool” of corruption engulfing the White House. By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m.

TRUMP — President Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution, a day after his one-time confidant implicated the president in a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relationships with him. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,203 words. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m.

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA — President Trump and Iowa’s top politicians were quick to blame the nation’s immigration system after a Mexican man in the U.S. illegally was charged in the death of a missing college student. But in the small community left reeling by the killing, the response has been more nuanced, with residents preferring to focus on Mollie Tibbetts’ sunny persona and less on the suspect’s immigration status. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach 750 words with photos by 5 p.m.

SAVING BIG OIL-TEXAS — Top Texas Republicans and powerful oil interests want the federal government to help protect the heart of the nation’s refining and petrochemical capacity along the Texas Gulf Coast against the more powerful future storms intensified by global warming. Many argue that such projects should be a national security priority. But others question whether taxpayers should have to protect refineries worth billions that scientists say helped exacerbate the effects of global warming with their emissions— especially in a state where top politicians still dispute the phenomenon’s very existence. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

HURRICANE LANE HAWAII — Hurricane Lane has taken a turn toward Hawaii but is weakening as it approaches the islands. The National Weather Service says the hurricane will still pack a wallop for Hawaii on Thursday before gradually slowing over the next two days. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 150 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

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NATIONAL

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CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA — A North Carolina historical commission decided that three Confederate monuments will remain on the state Capitol grounds with newly added context about slavery and civil rights, weighing in less than two days after another rebel statue was torn down by protesters at the state’s flagship university. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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UGANDA-POP STAR — A pop star-turned-lawmaker is in “a lot of pain” after being beaten while in custody, the deputy speaker of Uganda’s parliament said Wednesday, as dozens of top musicians including Angelique Kidjo and Chris Martin condemned the “vicious” treatment. SENT: 585 words, photos.

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SCIENCE

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HUMAN RELATIVES-INTERBREEDING — A DNA analysis reveals a human relative whose mother was a Neanderthal and whose father belonged to another extinct line of human forerunners, the Denisovans. It’s the first direct evidence of interbreeding between the two groups. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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LONGEST BULL MARKET-MILLENNIALS — A generation of investors hasn’t had to deal with a bear market yet, now that the U.S. stock market has been on the upswing for nearly nine and a half years. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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