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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

November 20, 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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NEW/DEVELOPING

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YEMEN — Despite U.N. call for Yemen truce, new clashes around key port. SENT: 140 words, photo.

SPAIN-TRAIN ACCIDENT — Commuter train derails near Barcelona killing one, injuring six. SENT: 110 words.

BELGIUM-POLICE-STABBING — Policeman stabbed in Brussels, attacker shot. SENT: 110 words.

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TOP STORIES

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IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS — A federal judge bars the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which quickly sued after President Donald Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 470 words, photo. With IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS-THE LATEST.

SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED — Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. Trump says Saudi Arabia is a “spectacular ally” and he’s not convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly responsible for the slaying. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 850 words, photo.

CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED — An argument outside a Chicago hospital turns deadly when a man pulls out a gun and kills an emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship, then runs into the hospital and fatally shoots a pharmacy resident and a police officer, authorities say. The attacker also died but it was not clear if he took his own life or was killed by police at Mercy Hospital on the city’s South Side, authorities say. By Amanda Seitz and Don Babwin. SENT: 690 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-ANOTHER BLOODY FRIDAY — Eight months after Palestinian demonstrations began against Israel’s long blockade of Gaza, the weekly protests that have kept the region on edge unfold with remarkable predictability. The crowds will attack the fence with stones and firebombs, Israeli gunfire will ring out, striking dozens of Palestinians. They’ll all go home at sunset, but in a week they’ll all be back, poised for the deadly ritual to start over again. By Todd Pittman. SENT: 2,400 words, photos. An abridged version of 830 words has also been sent. With PALESTINIANS-JOURNALIST SHOT — AP cameraman shot during Gaza protest.

AMAZON-BRAIN DRAIN — Companies fret about losing clients when Amazon launches a new business venture. When the online retail behemoth moves into a new neighborhood, businesses worry about hanging on to their employees. Some of the industries that have defined New York City and the Washington, D.C., area will face increased competition for talent when Amazon sets up shop in their territory, with plans to hire 50,000 new workers amid the tightest job market in decades. By Business Writer Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-IOWA — The 2018 midterms are barely history, but the next campaign is already in full swing in Iowa. Potential White House contenders have intensified their efforts to recruit operatives in the state that’s home to the first caucus of the 2020 presidential nominating season. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 710 words, photo.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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IVANKA TRUMP-EMAILS — Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work. SENT: 320 words, photo.

TEKASHI 6IX9INE-INDICTMENT — Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges. SENT: 630 words, photo.

NICHOLAS SPARKS-LAWSUIT — Lawsuit continues against novelist Nicholas Sparks, school he started. SENT: 530 words, photo.

OBAMA FOUNDATION SUMMIT — At summit, Barack Obama urges activists to be patient for change. SENT: 150 words, photos.

INDIA-FALCONS-PHOTO GALLERY — Northeastern India falcon hunters turn protectors. SENT: 390 words. With 17 photos by Anupam Nath, highlighted by AF102.

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WASHINGTON

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PELOSI-FRESHMEN — It’s the big question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? SENT: 970 words, photo.

TRUMP-BIN LADEN-FACT CHECK — Trump is back to portraying himself as the Paul Revere of the terrorism age — the one who told the country Osama bin Laden was coming. He wasn’t that clairvoyant. SENT: 720 words, photo. With TRUMP-MCRAVEN — Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner.

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ELECTION 2018

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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger, Mike Espy, meet for their only debate in a contest where the incumbent’s verbal gaffes dredge up strong emotions about Mississippi’s history of racial violence. SENT: 840 words, photos. With ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — With recounts over, Florida to certify 2018 election results.

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INTERNATIONAL

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PHILIPPINES-CHINA’S XI VISITS — Chinese President Xi Jinping receives a red carpet welcome in the Philippines, as he pays his first visit to the U.S. treaty ally with offers of infrastructure loans and new accords to prevent clashes and possibly explore for oil and gas in the disputed South China Sea. SENT: 790 words, photos.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA — Disgruntled police and prison guards storm Papua New Guinea’s Parliament in a pay dispute that stems from an international summit hosted by the South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker says. SENT: 250 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-FOILED ATTACK — Three men inspired by the Islamic State group are charged with planning a mass-casualty attack in Australia’s second-largest city. SENT: 580 words.

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NATIONAL

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CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING-GUNMAN — Authorities haven’t settled on a theory of why Ian David Long shot and killed 12 people at a Southern California bar. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

PLYMOUTH AT 400 — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited — especially the native people whose ancestors eventually lost their land and their lives. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/TECH

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NISSAN ALLIANCE-GHOSN — Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and potential ouster casts doubt on future of Renault-Nissan automotive alliance. SENT: 600 words, photo. With JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN — Shock in Japan as Ghosn held in financial probe.

FACEBOOK-SANDBERG — Sheryl Sandberg has been the poised, reliable second-in-command to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the past decade, but her carefully cultivated brand is showing some cracks. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. UPCOMING: 1,020 words by 10 a.m., photos.

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SCIENCE

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PUERTO RICO-SAVING PARROTS — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. SENT: 690 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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CHIEFS-RAMS — The Los Angeles Rams outlast the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 in the highest-scoring Monday night game ever played. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 1,180 words, photos. With CHIEFS-RAMS-FIRST RESPONDERS — Rams honor firefighters, police for recent heroic actions; NBC-DIFFERENT VOICES — Tirico, Dungy, Harrison set to call Falcons-Saints on Thanksgiving night.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MARTIN SCORSESE HONORED — Legendary director Martin Scorsese was honored by longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, among many others, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 690 words, photos.

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