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HIGHLIGHTING

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MCCAIN (sent, developing)

ARETHA FRANKLIN-FUNERAL (sent, developing)

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS (upcoming, developing)

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-QUESTIONS ABOUT TRUMP (developing)

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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ARETHA FRANKLIN-FUNERAL — Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off certainly will encompass many elements, emotions and grand entrances that were hallmarks of her more than six decades on sacred and secular stages. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.

TV ANCHOR FIGHT-WEST VIRGINIA — A meteorologist at a West Virginia TV station is accused of shoving a news anchor and fracturing her skull. SENT: 120 words.

SIX FLAGS-NEW COASTER — A Chicago-area theme park says it will open a new roller coaster that will accelerate from 0 to 78 miles per hour (125 kph) in less than two seconds. SENT: 130 words.

MAGA HAT-ARREST — A grand jury in Texas indicts a 30-year-old man on a felony theft charge after he was accused of throwing a drink at a supporter of President Donald Trump before walking off with the teenager's "Make America Great Again" hat at a fast food restaurant. SENT: 120 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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MCCAIN — It's Washington's turn to say goodbye to the late Sen. John McCain. The Arizona senator's five-day funeral procession shifts to the nation's capital, where he'll lie in state under the Capitol rotunda on Friday. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to speak at a ceremony before members of the public will be allowed to file past. President Donald Trump, who mocked McCain for being captured in Vietnam, has been asked to stay away. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

MCCAIN-SENATE LIONS — John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of Senate women. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned that a Trump campaign aide had met with higher-level Russian officials than the aide had acknowledged, the people said. Ohr described his meeting with Christopher Steele to lawmakers this week in a private interview. UPCOMING: 950 words by 11 a.m.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-QUESTIONS ABOUT TRUMP — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may be the person sitting in front of senators at next week's confirmation hearings, but many of the questions he gets are likely to be focused on one man: President Donald Trump. Ongoing investigations around the president mean lawmakers will want to know how Kavanaugh might vote on questions such as whether a president can be charged with a crime or forced to testify as part of an investigation. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m.

EDUCATION-SCHOOL SAFETY — The federal school safety commission has determined there's no one-size-fits-all solution for improving school safety, and instead will recommend that schools choose from among a range of options, including arming and training teachers and staff, providing mental health services and hiring more security officers, a senior education official tells the Associated Press in an interview. ONLY ON AP. UPCOMING: 800 words by 12 p.m.

TRUMP — President Donald Trump to sign an executive order to promote retirement savings during a visit to North Carolina. SENT: 130 words. Developing after 2:35 p.m. event.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BREXIT — The European Union promises Britain an unparalleled trade partnership if Brexit is concluded on amicable terms. SENT: 110 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SYRIA — Syrian opposition fighters blow up bridges linking areas they control to government-held territories in northwestern Syria in anticipation of a military offensive against their last stronghold in the country, activists and a war monitor say. SENT: 400 words, photo.

EUROPE-ECONOMY — Unemployment across 19-country eurozone falls to its lowest level since the most acute phase of the global financial crisis a decade ago. SENT: 660 words.

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NATIONAL

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STEALTH DESTROYER — Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works replaces one of the massive turbines on the future USS Michael Monsoor, and the stealthy destroyer is scheduled to depart for San Diego in November. SENT: 340 words, photo.

BOSTON GLOBE-THREATS-ARREST — A Los Angeles man who authorities said kept a small arsenal in his home was charged with making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe for what he allegedly called "treasonous" attacks on President Trump. SENT: 700 words.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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METHANE-COLORADO — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its clean-air rules are working — and they have industry support. SENT: 730 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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AP ESSAY-END OF A CHAPTER — Aretha Franklin and John McCain exit the stage together in an American moment not unlike the period when each emerged. Fifty years after the cataclysmic year of 1968, today we are in a similar period of upheaval and polarization — a time when American society's foundational pillars are being questioned and people of all political persuasions are deeply angry and uncertain about the nation's path. SENT: 1,005 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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ON TENNIS-WILLIAMS VS WILLIAMS — They played each other for the first time in 1998 when Serena Williams was 16 and Venus Williams 17. Two decades later, and here we are: Williams vs. Williams, Part 30, at the U.S. Open on Friday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 670 words, photos.

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