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February 6, 2019

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

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ONLY ON AP

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IRAN-REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY-TORTURE _ As Iran marks the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution and the overthrow of the shah, those who suffered torture at the hands of the police and dreaded SAVAK intelligence service still bear the scars. U.N. investigators and rights group say that even today, Iran tortures and arbitrarily detains prisoners. By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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STATE OF UNION-ANALYSIS _ President Donald Trump’s State of the Union had a proposition for Democrats: Set aside investigations and make deals instead. The offer wasn’t a serious pitch, but a preview of how Trump plans to defend himself in the difficult months to come. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 860 words, photos. With STATE OF UNION _ In address, Trump calls for end of resistance politics; STATE OF UNION-TAKEAWAYS _ Trump isn’t budging from promised border wall; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK _ Questionable Trump claims on the economy, the border wall, the Middle East and more; STATE OF UNION-TEXT. Also see MORE ON STATE OF THE UNION below.

STATE OF THE UNION-NKOREA-ANALYSIS _ Trump announces plans for his second North Korea summit, but is Kim Jong Un really ready to make a deal? By Eric Talmadge. UPCOMING: 830 words at 5 a.m., photos. With TRUMP-NORTH KOREA _ Trump to meet North Korean leader February 27-28 in Vietnam; AP EXPLAINS-VIETNAM-SUMMIT HOST _ Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam may be win for all.

HOUSE DEMOCRATS-COMMITTEE ACTION _ A House committee will hold its first hearing on gun violence in years. Two others will gavel in to address climate change. And three more will debate protecting pre-existing health conditions and the Affordable Care Act. After eight years in the minority, House Democrats are about to uncork their bottled-up legislative energy. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 880 words, photo.

BREXIT-EUROPEAN PAIN _ A garment factory in northwestern Portugal fears it could be part of the collateral damage from Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union’s single market. As Brexit-inspired economic adjustments ripple across the bloc, small countries like Portugal could feel a lot of economic pain, although how much disruption remains unclear because the terms of the divorce deal remain unresolved. By Barry Hatton. UPCOMING: 950 words by 4 a.m., photos.

BRAZIL-EDUCATION-BOLSONARO _ The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says it is determined to fight “Marxist ideology” in schools. Officials say they want to excise references to feminism, homosexuality and violence against women in textbooks and have the military take over some public schools. By Diane Jeantet. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

UNITED AIRLINES-PREMIUM SEATS _ United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. SENT: 380 words, photo.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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PEOPLE-R KELLY _ R. Kelly plans tour of Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand. SENT: 320 words, photo.

OBIT-GEORGE KLEIN _ George Klein, Elvis Presley’s friend, radio host, dies. SENT: 450 words, photos.

STATE OF UNION-BIRTHDAY SERENADE _ Lawmakers sing to survivor of Holocaust, synagogue shooting. SENT: 220 words, photos.

JAGUAR EXHIBIT-NEW ORLEANS _ New Orleans zoo returns jaguar in strengthened exhibit. SENT: 460 words, photos, video.

TRUMP-BOYHOOD HOME _ Childhood home of Trump listed for nearly $3 million. SENT: 140 words, photos.

ST LOUIS ZOO-BABY BOOM _ St. Louis Zoo reports 11 animal births in 10 weeks. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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MORE ON STATE OF THE UNION

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STATE OF UNION-ABRAMS _ Stacey Abrams harnesses the frustration of Democrats with a sharp rebuke of Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. SENT: 850 words, photo, video. With STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-ABRAMS; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-ABRAMS-CAGED CHILDREN; STATE OF UNION-DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE-TEXT.

STATE OF UNION-HIV _ Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. SENT: 900 words.

STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-ECONOMY _ Trump’s comments on the economy in State of the Union remarks. SENT: 320 words, photos, graphic. With STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-WOMEN IN WORKFORCE; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-MIDDLE EAST WARS; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-FOOD STAMPS; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-BORDER WALL; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-TARIFFS ; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-TRADE-NAFTA; STATE-OF-UNION-FACT-CHECK-DRUG-PRICING; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-WAGES; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-BORDER; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-MINORITY UNEMPLOYMENT; STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK-HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

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NATIONAL

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WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING _ A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for noon. With WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING-TIMELINE.

BORDER TROOPS-NEW MEXICO _ The governor of New Mexico orders the withdrawal of the majority of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico, in a move that challenges Trump’s description of a security crisis. SENT: 370 words, photos.

BOBBLEHEAD MUSEUM _ A new museum in Milwaukee may well hold the largest collection of bobbleheads anyone has ever seen, displaying more than 6,500 figures of athletes, mascots, celebrities, animals, cartoon characters, politicians and more. SENT: 440 words, photos, video.

DOLPHIN DEATHS _ After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announces that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts. SENT: 340 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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IRAQ-SLAIN NOVELIST _ Slain Iraqi novelist was a secular activist who criticized foreign meddling, Iran-backed militias. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS _ Now controlled by Democrats, the House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote to send more than 50 interview transcripts to special counsel Robert Mueller. SENT: 600 words, photo. UPCOMING: 750 words after 10 a.m. meeting. With TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS _ New subpoena signals Trump’s legal woes will outlast Mueller; TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS-THINGS TO KNOW.

ELECTION 2020-AMY KLOBUCHAR _ Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota signals she could become the next Democrat to enter the presidential contest, teasing a major announcement on Sunday in Minneapolis. SENT: 330 words.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-ABC-OSCARS _ Oscars disarray over the exit of Kevin Hart as the host of the show had an upside _ people paid attention, ABC’s entertainment president says. By TV Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 280 words, photo. With TV CRITICS WATCH _ Eva Longoria a triple threat with ABC series “Grand Hotel.”

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