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BC-AP News Digest 5:30 am

November 25, 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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BREXIT — In a bittersweet landmark, European Union leaders approved an agreement on Britain’s departure next year — the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc. By Lorne Cook and Jill Lawless. SENT: 790 words, photos. With BREXIT-THE LATEST.

MEXICO-MIGRANTS ASYLUM — Mexico’s incoming government denies a report it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. By Amy Guthrie. SENT: 880 words, photos.

MALL SHOOTING-ALABAMA — Protesters marched through an Alabama shopping mall where police killed a black man they later acknowledged was not the triggerman in a Thanksgiving night shooting that wounded two people. By Kim Chandler. SENT: 740 words, photos, video.

INDIA-AMERICAN KILLED — Police said they have mapped the area of a remote Indian island where tribespeople were seen burying the body of an American adventurer and Christian missionary after allegedly killing him with arrows this month. SENT: 940 words, photos.

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WALMART SHOOTING-FLORIDA —Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a north Florida Walmart store has been taken into custody with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. SENT: 240 words, photos. With WALMART SHOOTING-FLORIDA-THE LATEST.

KASHMIR-FIGHTING — Six suspected insurgents and an army soldier were killed in fighting in Indian portion of Kashmir. SENT: 250 words.

INMATE RELEASED-WOMAN KILLED — A man is accused of killing a woman on the same day he was released from an Arizona prison. SENT: 260 words, photo.

NUCLEAR REACTORS-SOUTH CAROLINA — Troubled utility SCANA reaches a $2 billion settlement with the South Carolina customers who sued after they were charged high rates to pay for the company’s failed nuclear construction project. SENT: 130 words.

GIRL KIDNAPPED — Authorities in North Carolina are asking the public to be on the lookout for shoes belonging to a missing 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped earlier this month. SENT: 110 words.

DEAD SEA TURTLES — An unusual number of sea turtles have been washing ashore in New England, many of which are a critically endangered turtle species called Kemp’s ridley. SENT: 130 words, photos.

ROBBERY FOILED-MACHETE — A deli owner whips out a machete and chases away a would-be robber who’s now been charged with holding up five Long Island businesses in the last two months. SENT: 140 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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TAIWAN-ELECTIONS-LGBT REFERENDUM — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. SENT: 390 words, photo.

SRI LANKA-POLITICS — Sri Lanka’s president on Sunday assured non-interference in ongoing investigations into abductions, killings of journalists and other crimes allegedly committed by those connected to the new prime minister and his Cabinet. SENT: 400 words.

SOUTH SUDAN-CHILD SOLDIERS — After coming face to face with “unpredictable” gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war. SENT: 600 words, photos.

UGANDA-CAPSIZED BOAT — Uganda police say 29 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria near the capital, Kampala. SENT: 380 words.

ZIMBABWE-MUGABE’S HEALTH — Zimbabwe’s 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor says. SENT: 290 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — A Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi says he would bring experience of “diversity” and “inclusion” to the job, and he thinks the Republican he’s trying to unseat has a background lacking in those qualities. SENT: 770 words, photos.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR-CHALLENGE — A nonprofit group and three Georgia voters are challenging the results of the lieutenant governor’s election, arguing that there may have been tens of thousands of votes never recorded in the race. SENT: 610 words.

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SPORTS

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FBC-T25--AUBURN-ALABAMA —Tua Tagovailoa came out of halftime firing touchdown strikes down the field, and the result was another runaway Alabama victory. Tagovailoa threw five touchdown passes, ran for a score and could scarcely miss in the second half to lead the top-ranked Crimson Tide to a 52-21 victory over rival Auburn. By Sports Writer John Zenor. SENT: 790 words, photos.

FBC--T25-MICHIGAN-OHIO STATE —Dwayne Haskins threw five touchdown passes, freshman Chris Olave scored twice and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD and No. 10 Ohio State continued its mastery over No. 4 Michigan with a record-setting 62-39 victory Saturday that sends the Buckeyes to the Big Ten championship game. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 830 words, photos.

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