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January 27, 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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TOP STORIES

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OPIOIDS-LEFT BEHIND: A FAMILY’S FIRST YEAR — Twenty years into the opioid epidemic, the crisis has claimed more than 400,000 lives. Each of those lost left behind a family now grappling with grief and shame, relief and regret. By National Writer Claire Galofaro. SENT IN ADVANCE: 4,000 words for use at 12:01 a.m. Monday, with photos and abridged version of 1,100 words.

TRUMP-BORDER WALL — The White House makes clear President Donald Trump is prepared to shutter the government again without a deal from Congress on border-wall funding by a Feb. 15 deadline. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 530 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-BACK TO WORK — Federal employees are turning on office lights and reopening parks, but many government contractors face still more uncertainty and anxiety over when they’ll resume work or ever be paid for time lost to the record federal shutdown. By Jay Reeves. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.

BRAZIL-DAM COLLAPSE — Brazilian officials resume the search for hundreds of missing people in the wake of a massive dam collapse, with firefighter crews returning after a suspension over fears that a second dam was at risk. By Marcelo Silva de Sousa and Peter Prengaman. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-CHURCH ATTACK — Two bombs minutes apart tear through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people during a Sunday Mass. SENT: 960 words, photos.

LOUISIANA SHOOTING — A man suspected of killing his parents and three other people, including a girl he was dating, is arrested when he shows up at his grandmother’s house in Virginia. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-PELOSI VS TRUMP-ANALYSIS — In the year’s first test of divided government, give round one to Nancy Pelosi. And it wasn’t really competitive. An AP News Analysis. SENT: 910 words, photos.

TRUMP ROLLBACKS-INDUSTRY SAVINGS — As the Trump administration rolls back rules on the U.S. energy sector, government projections show the savings reaped by companies come at steep cost: increased premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution and a jump in climate-warming emissions. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,600 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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TEACHING RADICALISM — Handling clashes of disparate ideas like last week’s videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial is at the core of a political radicalism course at an Ohio high school. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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YOUNGER AND CHEAPER — In a first-of-its-kind analysis, The Associated Press looks at how the 2011 collective-bargaining agreement affected NFL rosters. By Eddie Pells and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,440 words, photos.

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