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May 24, 2019

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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ONLY ON AP

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EUROPEAN ELECTIONS-JAILED CANDIDATES — The most prominent jailed leader of Catalonia’s separatist movement is vowing to take his fight to the European Parliament after being suspended as a lawmaker in Spain. An AP Interview by Joseph Wilson and Aritz Parra. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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BREXIT — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video.

CEO PAY — Pay for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies climbed 7% last year, widening the gap between chief executives and their workers, whose pay did not rise as quickly. By Stan Choe. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, graphic. With CEO PAY-SAY ON PAY — Shareholders are still voting overwhelmingly in favor of big pay packages for CEOs, but there are more pockets of resistance eight years after “say on pay” became a mandatory exercise at annual meetings. SENT: 700 words, photos.

TRUMP-TRANSGENDER HEALTH — The Trump administration proposes to roll back discrimination protections for transgender people in health care, the latest in a series of actions that have reversed LGBTQ gains in areas ranging from the military to housing and education. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 750 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — Intelligence professionals and Democrats warn that President Donald Trump’s move to declassify material about the Russia investigation could endanger secret intelligence sources and allow his attorney general to paint a misleading picture about the roots of the probe. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 1,050 words. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST — Even as abortion opponents celebrate passage of tough bans in several states, they are divided over making exceptions for victims of rape and incest. Many Republicans, including President Donald Trump, support such exceptions. By David Crary. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

FACES-D-DAY-PHOTO GALLERY — Many had never before seen combat, but they were determined not to let down the men fighting next to them. These are the faces of D-Day veterans who are returning to Normandy for the 75th anniversary. SENT: 220 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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UNITED STATES-IRAN — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops amid heightened tensions with Iran. SENT: 260 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

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NATIONAL

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WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING — A Wisconsin man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:30 p.m. sentencing.

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INTERNATIONAL

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CHINA-TRADE — China steps up war of words in tariff spat, accusing US of trying to ‘colonize’ global business. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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HEALTH & SCIENCE

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FDA-MOST EXPENSIVE MEDICINE — U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills most within a couple years. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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BUSINESS

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TESLA WOES-Q&A — Tesla’s bad news accelerates as Wall Street loses faith in growth prospects; a look at what happened and what might be in store. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY’S EDGE — Crowd control is a priority for Disneyland before the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens this month. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BKN--WARRIORS-CHAMPIONSHIP RUN — Now that this group has reached a fifth-straight NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are determined to bring home a third consecutive championship. UPCOMING: 950 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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