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November 14, 2018

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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TOP STORIES

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. “I hope you are okay,” reads one hand written note on the board filled with white and yellow sheets of notebook paper. Another had a picture of a missing man: “If seen, please have him call.” By Martha Mendoza and Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 810 words, photos, videos.

ASEAN-SUU KYI — Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffs criticism over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. Pence told Suu Kyi that the violence that led Rohingya to flee for Bangladesh was “without excuse.” This follows Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed’s sharp criticism at the same regional forum of her handling of the crisis. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 a.m., photos.

CONGRESS-LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS — Rep. Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, but the Californian, who is an ally of President Donald Trump, must fend off a challenge from conservative Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. UPCOMING: Voting for Senate leaders at 9:30 a.m., House GOP leaders at 1 p.m.

JONESTOWN 40 YEARS LATER — The mass murders and suicides of more than 900 people at Jonestown in Guyana, South America, happened 40 years ago this week. Dozens of Peoples Temple members survived because they had slipped out of the remote settlement or happened to be away on Nov. 18, 1978. Those who were raised in the temple or joined as teens lost the only life they knew. They have since journeyed through grief over lost loved ones, felt like pariahs and built new lives. By Tim Reiterman. SENT: 1,960 words, photos, video.

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BUSINESS/TECH

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AMAZON HQ-ECONOMIC IMPACT — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities fans intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? By Economics Writer Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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APEC — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it. SENT: 920 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018

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ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — Florida’s ongoing recount battle will head back to a courtroom as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don’t match the signature on file with election authorities. SENT: 920 words, photos, videos.

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WASHINGTON

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TRUMP-STAFF SHAKEUP — Trump is weighing a wide-ranging administration shakeup that could include the Homeland Security, Interior and Commerce departments. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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STAN LEE-RACE — As fans celebrate Stan Lee’s contributions to the pop culture canon, some have also revisited how Lee felt that with his comic books came great responsibility. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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