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November 8, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. Find your 2018 Midterm Election content and stay up to date with AP’s 2018 Midterm Election coverage plans at https://newsroom.ap.org

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NEW/DEVELOPING

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TESLA — Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Australia’s Telstra appointed as chair of its board, replacing Elon Musk.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-SESSIONS — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushed out as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,270 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Sessions Resigns Debrief (CR) —AP Explains: Trump-Sessions toxic relationship. With JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-WHITAKER — Acting attorney general has questioned Mueller investigation.

TRUMP-BUSINESS CONFLICTS — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that Trump is using his presidency to enrich himself and his family. By Tami Abdollah and Stephen Braun. SENT: 940 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-HEALTH CARE — Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul emerges as a winner in midterms eight years after opposition to it helped the GOP take over the House. By Geoff Mulvihill and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 1,080 words, photos. Also see ELECTION 2018 below. For comprehensive midterm coverage: https://apnews.com/apf-politics

TRUMP-MEDIA — The White House suspends the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern U.S. border. When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, “That’s enough!” and a female White House aide unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Trump Media (CR) — Trump clashes with media at heated news conference. With THREATENING CALLS-CNN — Arkansas man accused of making threatening calls to CNN.

PAKISTAN-BLASPHEMY — A Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row for blasphemy is released but her whereabouts in Islamabad remain a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 570 words, photos.

MIGRANT CARAVAN — Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debate which route they should take to the border and what options are available to them in Mexico and the United States ahead of a vote on what their caravan’s next step should be. By Maria Verza and Christopher Sherman. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018

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ELECTION 2018-RUSSIA — An unprecedented federal and state collaboration to defend election systems against Russian interference ended with no obvious voting system compromises, although it’s not entirely clear why. SENT: 770 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON

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TRUMP-CONGRESS — Trump and Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi talk about working together before issuing warnings if partisanship prevails. SENT: 820 words, photos, videos. With HOUSE-LEADERSHIP FIGHT — Pelosi maneuvers for speakership; ELECTION 2018-ECONOMIC IMPACT — With split Congress, prospect for economic deals looks dim.

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SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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WIRED NATURE — A protected marshland in Massachusetts has been wired with sensors, cameras and microphones to create a virtual reality world inspired by nature’s rhythms. By Technology Writer Matt O’Brien. SENT: 880 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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AARON HERNANDEZ-CONVICTION — Massachusetts’ highest court will decide whether the state should scrap a legal principle that erased the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez after the former New England Patriots player killed himself in prison. SENT: 290 words, photo. UPCOMING: Arguments at 9:30 a.m.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-WHITE ALBUM — Giles Martin, son of Beatles’ producer George Martin, dives into the messy “White Album” and finds something odd — harmony behind the scenes. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 890 words by 9 a.m., photos.

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