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November 22, 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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TRUMP — President Donald Trump dispenses with the commander in chief’s usual Thanksgiving light talk with members of the military serving around the globe, airing grievances about court rulings and promoting his immigration policy. He later threatens to close the border with Mexico. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m.

TRUMP-SUPREME COURT-FACT CHECK — Betraying no trust in an independent judiciary, President Trump is using a federal appeals court in San Francisco as a punching bag for his frustrations about not getting his way on border security. He’s spreading misinformation in the process and appearing to misunderstand how appeals work. SENT: 740 words, photo.

THANKSGIVING PARADE — Amid blustery winds and bitter cold temperatures, crowds line Manhattan’s 6th Avenue to view the balloons and listen to entertainers in the most frigid Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on record. By Stephen R. Groves and Michael Sisak. SENT: 560 words, photos. With AP Video — US NY THANKSGIVING PARADE (CR).

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THANKS AMID THE ASHES — Thousands of residents who lost their homes or their loved ones in a Northern California wildfire will spend Thanksgiving in unexpected situations and with unfamiliar faces. The nonprofit World Central Kitchen is teaming up with businesses near the town of Paradise to provide 15,000 meals Thursday. And scores of people are opening their homes to share dinner with strangers who lost everything. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 720 words. WITH: WILDFIRES-INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY — Real-time data and technology that were unavailable to property-casualty companies even a few years ago now help the industry know where to send its resources and how to assess damage in the California wildfires. SENT: 490 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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CONGRESS-JUDICIAL NOMINATION — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 780 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-COMEY — A congressional committee issues subpoenaes to former FBI chief James Comey to make himself available for an interview, but he only wants to do it if the event is public. SENT: 200 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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BORDER TOWN-EMBRACING PAST — A tiny New Mexico village on the U.S.-Mexico border is embracing its past to bring more visitors, including grappling with a 1916 violent invasion by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. SENT: 640 words, photos.

HOUSING HOMELESS VETERANS — A former comedian and businessman who once was homeless leads an organization that has helped more than 2,500 homeless veterans in 20 states get off the streets. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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INDIA AMERICAN KILLED — Indian authorities struggle to figure out how to recover the body of an American killed last week after wading ashore on an isolated island cut off from the modern world. By Ashok Sharma. SENT: 950 words, photos, graphic. WITH: INDIA-AMERICAN KILLED-THE ISLAND —Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery; INDIA-AMERICAN KILLED-PROFILE — ‘Explorer at heart’: American missionary killed in India (both sent).

MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN — The Mexican border city of Tijuana welcomed thousands of Haitians to pursue a scaled-down American dream south of the border after the U.S. closed its doors on them more than two years ago. But it has not shown the same tolerance so far toward thousands of Central Americans, who have met official complaints and anti-caravan protests even though most of the people in this city are migrants or the offspring of migrants. By Julie Watson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

NISSAN-GHOSN — Nissan Motor Co. fires Carlos Ghosn as chairman, curtailing the powerful executive’s nearly two decade long reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties. By AP Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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