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June 6, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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TOP STORIES

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PRIMARY RDP — Holding hopes of a “blue wave” in November, Democrats fight to shape the political battlefield in primaries across eight states, none more important than California where Republicans avoid an embarrassing setback in the race for governor. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 1,180 words, photos, videos. With PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW — Highlights from across the country.

CALIFORNIA PRIMARY-GOVERNOR — Conservative businessman John Cox saves Republicans from an embarrassing shutout in the California governor’s race, winning with the help of a tweet from President Donald Trump and setting up a hyper-partisan battle with first-place finisher Gavin Newsom, the Democratic lieutenant governor who calls Cox a foot soldier in Trump’s war on the state. By Jonathan J. Cooper. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 a.m., photos, videos. With CALIFORNIA PRIMARY-SENATE — Democrat Feinstein wins in California U.S. Senate primary; CALIFORNIA PRIMARY-VOTING PROBLEMS — Officials: 118,000 names missing from voter lists in L.A. county. Also see SENATE-2018-NEW-JERSEY below.

NKOREA-KIM’S MILITARY WINDFALL? — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim’s thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to foster detente on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate security guarantees from Washington may become clearer when he sits down with Trump next week in Singapore. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 870 words, photos. With TRUMP-NORTH-KOREA — Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.

GUATEMALA-VOLCANO — Frightened people living near the Volcano of Fire flee with their children and few possessions after fresh flows of super-heated debris are announced, taking no chances after authorities gave them little time to evacuate before a deadly eruption over the weekend. By Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D. SENT: 630 words, photos, video.

BRAZIL-ZIKA KIDS — Three years after the Zika outbreak in Brazil’s impoverished northeast led to a boom in babies born with small heads, some of those children are trying school for the first time, though others with the birth defect known as microcephaly have died or are struggling to survive. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 1,280 words, photos, video. With BRAZIL-ZIKA KIDS-MICROCEPHALY-AP EXPLAINS — A look at Zika and its link to microcephaly; BRAZIL-ZIKA KIDS-BOY IN BUCKET — From shrieks in bucket to laughs, Brazil Zika baby improves.

FLOOD-PRONE BOOMTOWN — In Boston’s booming Seaport District, General Electric is building its new world headquarters, Amazon is bringing in thousands of new workers, and Reebok’s red delta symbol sits atop the new office it opened last year. But after bad flooding during a storm this past winter, critics wonder whether it was a bright idea to invest so much in a manmade peninsula that sits barely above sea level. As they gear up to host the International Mayors Climate Summit, municipal officials insist they’re making the proper preparations. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 950 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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TRUMP-MCCAIN — Aide dismissive of Sen. John McCain departs White House. SENT: 140 words, photo.

BILL-CLINTON — Bill Clinton says “Today” interview wasn’t his “finest hour.” SENT: 130 words, photo.

WCUP-ARGENTINA-ISRAEL — Argentina calls off soccer game against Israel after protests. SENT: 590 words.

FATAL SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Police: Four shot, three fatally, inside car off a Florida parkway. SENT: 150 words.

CAULEY ACCIDENT — Police release details on crash involving PGA Tour golfer Bud Cauley. SENT: 130 words, photo.

CVS-VIAGRA-LAWSUIT — Long Island man says CVS worker told his wife about Viagra prescription. SENT: 140 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SENATE-2018-NEW-JERSEY — Democratic control of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s Senate seat in Democrat-leaning New Jersey could hinge on how well he can convince voters they need him to stand up to Trump, and on whether Republican challenger Bob Hugin can make a case the electorate should dump the incumbent over tossed-out corruption charges. SENT: 640 words, photos. With ALABAMA-PRIMARY-GOVERNOR — Incumbent to face Tuscaloosa mayor in Alabama governor race; MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY-SENATE — Wicker faces winner of Democratic runoff in Mississippi Senate race.

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTES — U.S. lawmakers push for tighter regulation or even closure of the more than 100 Chinese Confucius Institutes at campuses across America. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

TRADE-SENATE — Key Senate Republicans are pushing longshot legislation that would require Congress to sign off on Trump’s import tariffs, a rare attempt to stand up to the administration on a bedrock issue that once defined the GOP. SENT: 820 words, photos.

CLINTON-EMAILS-INSPECTOR-GENERAL — Eager to begin another assault on the credibility of those investigating him, Trump says he wants to know “what is taking so long” with an internal Justice Department investigation that is expected to cast a harsh spotlight on the FBI. SENT: 990 words, photo.

EPA-PRUITT — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had an agency staffer reach out to Chick-fil-A on government email about a “potential business opportunity,” emails show. SENT: 740 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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JAPAN-PATERNITY HARASSMENT — A new father takes his brokerage firm to court in Japan, alleging paternity harassment in case seen as rarity in country where policies protect new parents but company loyalty is highly valued. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 880 words, photos.

SOUTH SUDAN-ATROCITIES — South Sudan’s latest civil war atrocities kept out of sight; Gang-rapes, children burned alive. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 a.m.

MYANMAR-ROHINGYA — Myanmar and U.N. agencies sign an agreement that could lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country’s security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. SENT: 390 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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HATCHET-ATTACK — The suspect sought in a gruesome hatchet killing this week in Tennessee is arrested in Kentucky. SENT: 590 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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OBIT-KATE SPADE — Designer Kate Spade is remembered as vibrant, colorful and most of all, fun — just like her famous handbags. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 940 words, photos, video. With KATE SPADE-REACTION — Celebrities, fashion insiders react to Spade’s death.

TV-FOX-SHEPARD SMITH — Even for Fox News’ resident contrarian, it’s been quite a week for Shepard Smith. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 760 words, photo.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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FACEBOOK-PRIVACY-SCANDAL — Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with several Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security threat, as it faces a fresh wave of allegations over its handling of private data. SENT: 330 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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BELMONT-JOCKEY CONCUSSION PROTOCOL — A lack of concussion protocol for jockeys in most of the U.S. puts horse racing years behind other sports. By Sports Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

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