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July 12, 2018

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

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DEVELOPING

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS — Hearing begins 10 a.m.

EMMY NOMINATIONS — Announcement at 11:25 a.m.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP — President Donald Trump tore into this week’s NATO summit questioning the value of a military alliance that has defined decades of American foreign policy, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. SENT: 570 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words after meetings, beginning at 2:50 a.m.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS — FBI agent Peter Strzok testifies publicly before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees as part of their investigation into what they say is bias at the Justice Department. By Eric Tucker. UPCOMING: 600 words at 4 a.m., photo. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing at 10 a.m.

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR-LEWD FACILITY — A team doctor now being investigated for sexually abusing male athletes decades ago at Ohio State University wasn’t the only one leering at young men inside the rec center where many teams practiced. Wrestlers from that era remember older men peeking at them over bathroom stalls and through a sauna window, forcing athletes to navigate “a gauntlet of sexual deviancy.” By Mark Gillispie, John Seewer and Mitch Stacy. SENT: 850 words, photos.

SLEEP APNEA — It’s been two decades since doctors fully recognized that breathing that stops and starts during sleep is tied to a host of health issues, but there still isn’t a treatment for sleep apnea that most people find easy to use. Now new remedies including mouthpieces and a surgical implant are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night’s sleep. By Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson. UPCOMING: 970 words by noon, video, photos.

EMMY NOMINATIONS — Blockbuster movies often fail to make the Oscar cut, leaving their fans out in the cold. But when the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are announced Thursday morning, popular series including “Game of Thrones,” ″This Is Us” and “Mom” are likely to claim their share of recognition. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 950 words following 11:25 a.m. announcement, photos, video.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SUPREME COURT-THE SHERPA — Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl is back in the Senate, this time as Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation Sherpa. SENT: 750 words, photos. With SUPREME COURT-SIMILARITIES — Brett Kavanaugh’s Ivy League background would fit well with other Supreme Court justices. SENT: 750 words, video, photos. Also moved in previous cycle.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SOUTH AFRICA-DYING BAOBABS — Africa’s ancient baobabs, known as the “tree of life,” face a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years. UPCOMING: 470 words by 7 a.m., photos.

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NATIONAL

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NEVADA EXECUTION — A Nevada judge effectively blocks the execution of a two-time killer after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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PAPA JOHN’S-APOLOGY — Papa John’s founder resigns as chairman of the board hours after he apologized for using racial slur. SENT: 170 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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THEATER-GLORIA AND EMILIO ESTEFAN — As the immigration debate heats up, Gloria and Emilio Estefan say they have noticed amped-up audience reaction to certain scenes in their biographical musical “On Your Feet!” By Entertainment Writer Mike Cidoni Lennox. SENT: 500 words, video, photos.

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