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June 11, 2018

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

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AP POLL-TRUST IN MEDIA — A pair of new polls finds agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 750 words.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT — The eyes of the world upon them, President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un race toward an unparalleled summit that juxtaposes the elusive promise of peace against a growing nuclear threat, even as top American officials gingerly seek to keep expectations in check. By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Josh Lederman. SENT: 1,200 words. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m. Summit opens at 9 p.m.

SUPREME COURT-OHIO VOTER ROLLS — States can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court rules in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. SENT: 650 words, photos.

CHICAGO GANGS — Street gangs’ embrace of social media to both goad enemies and organize drug sales is the most noticeable change in how gangs operate today in the nation’s gang capital compared to 10 years ago, according to new data on Chicago gangs obtained by The Associated Press. The materials include new maps charting gang turf down to the block, illustrating how once cohesive, top-down gangs continue to splinter, leaving a patchwork of undisciplined groups quicker to resort violence to protect drug sales or avenge perceived slights. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 900 words, photos, graphics.

EBOLA VACCINE-STOPPING A KILLER — For the first time since the Ebola virus was identified more than 40 years ago, a vaccine has been dispatched to front-line health workers in an attempt to combat the epidemic from the onset. The world is watching to see if this time, a promising but still experimental vaccine might help stop this terrifying disease faster than typical health measures ever have. By Sam Mednick and Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 1,550 words, photos, graphic.

EUROPE-MIGRANTS — Spain offers to let a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock after Italy and Malta refused in a diplomatic standoff that left the migrants at sea and revealed the new negotiating tactics of Italy’s anti-immigrant government. By Nicole Winfield and Aritz Parra. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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CONGRESS-GOP SILENCE — Republicans in Congress remain hesitant to criticize President Donald Trump despite his outburst following the G7 summit with top world leaders, hoping their own quitter diplomacy prevails on the White House. By Lisa Mascaro. UPCOMING: 760 words by 4 p.m., photos.

2018 MIDTERMS-DEMOCRATS — Democratic House candidates in some swing districts are testing what liberal messages they can sell to the moderate and GOP-leaning voters who will help determine whether the Republicans stay in power. By Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow. SENT: 940 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-RUSSIA — The Trump administration slaps sanctions on eight Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyber-attacks and assisting Russia’s military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

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NATIONAL

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BANNING LEGAL BROTHELS — Nevada confronts its status as the only place in America where you legally pay someone for sex as a coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists pushes referendums to ban brothels and the state’s most famous pimp runs for a seat in the state Legislature. SENT: 1,160 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

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INTERNATIONAL

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VATICAN-CHILE-SEX ABUSE — Pope Francis begins purging Chile’s Catholic hierarchy over an avalanche of sex abuse and cover-up cases, accepting the resignations of the bishop at the center of the scandal and two others. SENT: 900 words, photo.

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