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June 5, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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SYRIA-LIFE OF EXILE — A family of seven that fled the fighting near Damascus is now living in a camp for displaced Syrians. They have little privacy in the squalid and overcrowded camp in northern Syria, but they would not trade it for their former life in the town of Douma, where they endured weeks of bombings, near-starvation from a crippling siege and a suspected chemical gas attack that almost killed their eldest son. By Sarah El Deeb and Malak Harb. SENT: 930 words, photos, video.

ROHINGYA-TARGETING-THE-TEACHERS — The last time Mohammed Hashim saw his brother alive, he begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old teacher away. It was Aug. 26, the day after Rohingya Muslim separatist attacks on military outposts in the Rohingya homeland in western Myanmar. In their wake, Myanmar’s military and local Buddhists would respond with a campaign of rape, massacre and arson that has driven about 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh. By Foster Klug. SENT: 1,600 words, photos. An abridged version of 980 words has also been sent.

TRIBAL ARTIFACTS — A Native American tribe in Oregon is welcoming back more than a dozen artifacts taken from its people over a century ago by an Episcopalian minister who collected hundreds of tribal objects from the Pacific Northwest. The British Museum in London has had the objects in storage for decades and is loaning them for a year to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde as part of a larger effort by the tribe to reclaim its story. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.

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TOP STORIES

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PRIMARY RDP — For years California has been sidelined on the national political fringe. Now the state is lurching to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in California’s so-called jungle primaries with a swarm of ambitious candidates who could cannibalize their own party’s chances. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day; first polls close at 7 p.m. With PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW — Primaries being held in eight states. SENT: 870 words, photos. Also see NEW JERSEY PRIMARY and CALIFORNIA PRIMARY-GOVERNOR below.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors say as they ask a federal judge to consider revoking his house arrest. By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 860 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — President Donald Trump claims he has an “absolute right” to pardon himself, part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US DC Trump Legal (CR) — AP Explains: Can Trump pardon himself? With TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-GLANCE; TRUMP-PRESIDENTIAL POWERS-Q&A — There are limits on Trump’s power to pardon.

GUATEMALA-VOLCANO — People of the villages skirting Guatemala’s “Volcano of Fire” begin mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud. By Sonia Perez D. SENT: 710 words, photos, video.

SCOTTSDALE KILLINGS — A hunch from a former police officer helps lead authorities to a man suspected of shooting six people to death over four days in the Phoenix area. Some of the victims had varying connections to the man’s divorce nearly eight years ago, including a well-known forensic psychiatrist who testified that Dwight Lamon Jones had mood disorders and symptoms of a paranoid personality. By Melissa Daniels and Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.

MEXICO-ELECTIONS-LOPEZ OBRADOR — While financial markets fret about Mexican left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the man himself is calmly cruising toward a likely victory in July 1 presidential elections, seemingly without a care in the world — and without the angry tone that marked his previous two runs for the presidency. By Mark Stevenson. SENT: 1,320 words, photos, video.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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PEOPLE-KATHY GRIFFIN — Kathy Griffin to be honored by West Hollywood for LGBTQ activism. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. ceremony.

APPRENTICE CONTESTANT-TRUMP — Lawyers for Trump, “Apprentice” entrant in court over suit. SENT: 270 words, photos. UPCOMING: Court scheduled for 10 a.m.

DELTA AIR LINES-DEAD DOG — Lawyer: Bloody blanket found with dead dog after Delta flight. SENT: 300 words, photo, video.

OBIT-DWIGHT CLARK — Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.

JAPANESE ROYALS HAWAII — Japanese royal couple in Hawaii on first official visit to U.S. SENT: 440 words, photos.

MCDONALD’S-HEADQUARTERS — McDonald’s opens its new headquarters near downtown Chicago. SENT: xxx words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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NEW JERSEY PRIMARY-SENATE — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, of New Jersey, and his well-funded Republican foe Bob Hugin are already lobbing attacks at each other in anticipation of a fall showdown, but first they have to win their party’s primaries as New Jersey voters head to the polls in congressional contests. SENT: 590 words, photo. UPCOMING: Polls close at 8 p.m.

CALIFORNIA PRIMARY-GOVERNOR — The intrigue in the race to replace departing California Gov. Jerry Brown is who comes in second, one of hundreds of contests across California that could solidify Democrats dominance in the state and reshape the U.S. Congress. SENT: 800 words, photos. With IOWA-PRIMARY-GOVERNOR — Iowa primary may not decide Democratic nominee for governor; SOUTH-DAKOTA-PRIMARY-GOVERNOR — South Dakota GOP heavyweights face off in governor’s primary.

TRUMP-EAGLES — Trump calls off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem. SENT: 1,060 words, photo. UPCOMING: Event at 3 p.m.

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NATIONAL

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SEXUAL-MISCONDUCT-HARVEY-WEINSTEIN — Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned in New York on rape and criminal sex act charges. SENT: 290 words, photo. UPCOMING: Arraignment scheduled for 10 a.m.

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INTERNATIONAL

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QATAR-THRIVING UNDER BLOCKADE — A year into a blockade by four Arab states against Qatar, the small country has weathered the storm by drawing from its substantial wealth. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.

MALAYSIA-POLITICS — Malaysia’s king approves the appointment of an ethnic Indian lawyer as the new attorney general, amid protests from Islamic groups that the job must be held by a Muslim. SENT: 610 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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SPORTS BETTING — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. SENT: 700 words, photos.

STANLEY CUP-RUSSIAN INSPIRATION — Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov are inspiring young Russian players like top prospect Andrei Svechnikov and fans back home. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 530 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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FASHION-CFDA AWARDS — Designer Raf Simons scores a repeat win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony, again displaying his considerable influence in American fashion less than two years after taking the reins at Calvin Klein. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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