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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.

ELECTION 2020 — The midterm elections offer revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. By Juana Summers and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 900 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-GEORGIA — Republican Brian Kemp wants to move forward with transition after his aides say he captured enough votes to become Georgia governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing. SENT: 760 words, photos. With ELECTION-2018-GEORGIA-VOTING-PROBLEMS — Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-ARIZONA — Republicans file a lawsuit to challenge the way some Arizona counties count mail-in ballots as election officials begin to slowly tally more than 600,000 outstanding votes in the narrow U.S. Senate race — a task that could take days. SENT: 830 words, photos. With ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA — House Democrats gain in California, but key races undecided.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-FLORIDA — If the Florida Senate race between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott requires a recount, there is no need to worry about it being a repeat of the 2000 presidential debacle — there won’t be any hanging chads and the process is likely to take days, not a month. SENT: 880 words, photos. With ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA-FELON VOTING RIGHTS — Florida passes amendment to restore felons’ voting rights.

ELECTION 2018-CONGRESS-NATIVE AMERICANS — U.S. tribal policy experts say historic congressional wins by Native American women are likely to make them the new standard bearers for Indian Country. SENT: 850 words, photos.

AP EXPLAINS-RANKED CHOICE VOTING — Maine embarked on a voting experiment on Election Day; how ranked-choice voting works. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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CARBON-MONOXIDE-LEAK-HOTEL — Carbon monoxide leak sickens 14 at Tennessee hotel. SENT: 100 words, video.

YOGA INCREASING — More U.S. adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating. SENT: 130 words, photo.

GOOGLE-NEW YORK CITY — Report: Google planning big New York City expansion. SENT: 230 words, photo.

MANAFORT-FORMER SON-IN-LAW — Manafort’s former son-in-law charged with new fraud schemes. SENT: 580 words.

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INTERNATIONAL

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NKOREA DIAMOND MOUNTAIN — Returning to Diamond Mountain: As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slow walks his nuclear talks with Washington, a strategic rift with Seoul deepens. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.

KOREAS DIPLOMACY — South Korea’s foreign minister quotes U.S. officials as saying that it was North Korea that canceled a meeting this week between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official on nuclear issues. SENT: 460 words, photos.

INDONESIA-LION AIR CRASH — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issues an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. SENT: 730 words, photos.

GERMANY-NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS — As Germany marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, one 94-year-old survivor remembers how the Nazis threatened his home in Berlin, burnt synagogues, vandalized Jewish businesses and arrested up to 30,000 Jewish men. SENT: 930 words, photos.

VENEZUELA BUTCHERED HORSES — Students at Venezuela’s top veterinary school stood around a pile of skin and bones sobbing one recent morning, finding nothing more left of their beloved bay-colored mare nicknamed Miss Congeniality, apparently slain by thieves for food. SENT: 600 words, photos.

INDIA-TOXIC AIR — Toxic smog shrouds the Indian capital as air quality plummets to hazardous levels after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali. SENT: 480 words, photos.

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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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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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FEDERAL RESERVE-LOOKAHEAD — The Federal Reserve is set to keep rates on hold before hiking for a fourth time this year in December. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 690 words, photo.

CHINA-IMPORT EXTRAVAGANZA — Import expo highlights promise, challenges of China’s growing but state-dominated and competitive market. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 780 words, photos. With CHINA-TRADE — China’s exports to U.S. tick up as traders try to beat tariffs; FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian shares rally on U.S. midterms, soothing fears of shifts.

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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.

BOLIVIA-OBSERVATORY — A team of international scientists at the world’s highest atmospheric observatory collect data on pollution that has contributed to the rapid disappearance of Andean glaciers. SENT: 530 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.

CHESNEY’S STADIUM MAGIC — Kenny Chesney’s NFL stadium tour brings energy and anticipation that rivals any pro football game. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

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