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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 are poised to seize 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. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, videos. With ELECTION 2018-TRUMP — Resigned to House loss, Trump still sees midterms success; ELECTION 2018-TAKEAWAYS — A split decision for Trump, Democrats; ELECTION-2018-QUOTES; ELECTION 2018-THE LATEST. Also see ELECTION 2018 below. For comprehensive midterm coverage: https://apnews.com/apf-politics

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: 720 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. UPCOMING: 2,600 words by 4 a.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE — Democrats pick up at least two dozen House seats and appear on track to retake control of the chamber, a victory that could put a check on Trump’s agenda over the next two years and trigger a multitude of investigations into his business dealings and administration. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. With ELECTION 2018-PELOSI — Pelosi as House speaker would “show the power of the gavel”; ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-PROFILES — A look at some of the winners in House races; ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-THE LATEST.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE — Republicans retain Senate control with relatively little suspense, ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri and delivering a victory to Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years. By Alan Fram. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. With ELECTION 2018-SENATE-PROFILES — A look at some of the winners in Senate races; ELECTION-2018-SENATE-THE-LATEST.

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: 790 words, photos. With ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENT-THE LATEST; ELECTION 2018-BALLOT MEASURES — Michigan voters bring legal recreational pot to the Midwest.

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ELECTION 2018

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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. TOP VIDEO: — US TX Senate Cruz O’Rourke (CR) — Cruz fends off O’Rourke. With ELECTION 2018-O’ROURKE — O’Rourke drops f-bomb on live TV during concession to Cruz.

ELECTION-2018-GEORGIA-GOVERNOR — Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams saying ballots remain to be counted in her fierce battle with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries to become the first black woman elected governor in the U.S. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video.

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. With ELECTION 2018-FIRSTS — Out of many, several firsts elected across country.

ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST — Trump is a dominant force in the 2018 midterm elections as attitudes toward the polarizing leader influence the decisions of more than 6 in 10 voters. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, videos. With ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-TAKEAWAYS — Health care, immigration are high on voters’ minds; ELECTION 2018-NOT VOTING — As much of America votes, some chose not to or couldn’t.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-FLORIDA — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis put his thanks squarely where it was due after declaring victory in Florida’s governor election: with Trump. SENT: 810 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TENNESSEE — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn wins a grueling, expensive contest to become the first female U.S. senator from Tennessee, keeping a key midterm seat under GOP control. SENT: 760 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-VOTING PROBLEMS — Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carry into Election Day as some voters across the country face hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places. SENT: 1,090 words, photos, videos. With ELECTION 2018-VOTING PROBLEMS-THE LATEST; ELECTION-2018-VOTING-PROBLEMS-GLANCE.

ELECTION-2018-MEDIA — News organizations devote ample resources to midterm coverage, with broadcast networks devoting their entire prime-time schedules to the count. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 770 words, photo.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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ELECTION 2018-KENTUCKY CLERK — Clerk jailed over marriage licenses loses re-election bid. SENT: 450 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-IOWA-STEVE KING — Iowa Rep. King wins despite outcry over white supremacist support. SENT: 230 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-PIZZA — Some 8,000 pizzas sent to hungry voters stuck in long poll lines. SENT: 290 words, photos.

ACTRESS CHILD KILLED — Driver charged in death of actress’ toddler kills herself. SENT: 140 words, photo.

AUSTRALIA-SHARK ATTACK — Surfer fends off shark that bit his leg at Australian beach. SENT: 320 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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FRANCE-WWI-ARMISTICE WAGON — The French and German leaders this weekend will jointly visit the remains of the lowly train car that hosted the signing of the Armistice ending World War I. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 6 a.m., photos.

MIGRANT CARAVAN — Thousands of Central American migrants will take at least a couple of days to rest in a Mexico City stadium as they debate whether to accept offers to stay in Mexico or continue their trek to the U.S. border. SENT: 970 words, photos.

KOREAS DIPLOMACY — A senior North Korean envoy’s meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is delayed, throwing already deadlocked diplomacy over the North’s nuclear weapons into further uncertainty. SENT: 310 words, photos.

CHINA-NEW DRONE — A Chinese state-owned company says it is developing a stealth combat drone in the latest sign of the country’s growing aerospace prowess. SENT: 830 words, photos.

CUBA-DANCE — Five renowned defectors from the Cuban National Ballet returned last month as part of a wide-ranging and profound reconciliation between Cuba and its millions of expatriates and exiles around the world. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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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.

GUAM-CHURCH ABUSE — Guam’s Catholic church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. SENT: 540 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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