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September 19, 2018

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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TOP STORIES

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers say in a letter sent to the panel. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.

KOREAS-SUMMIT — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announce a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang that include a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North’s main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032. By Eric Talmadge and Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER — With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina’s governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. By Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner. SENT: 1,030 words, photos, videos.

PUERTO RICO-LONELY FLIGHT — As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out. In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island, their home; without treatment, the kidney patients would die. By Danica Coto. SENT: 1,380 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-NATIVE AMERICANS — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official tells the AP. SENT: 740 words, photos.

GOLFER KILLED-IOWA — Slain golfer and suspect lived contrasting lives in the same Iowa college town. SENT: 920 words, photos, videos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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PALESTINIANS-SMART SCHOOLS — Palestinians try to shake up stodgy education system, hoping use of technology, arts will create new opportunities. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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US-CHINA-TARIFFS — China’s No. 2 leader appeals for support for free trade and promises to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing’s technology policy. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 570 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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WINNIE THE POOH — Winnie-the-Pooh, that silly old bear, is the star of a new exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. SENT: 540 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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OFFICIALS-TRAINING CAMP — The NHL’s 80-plus on-ice officials gathered last week for their annual five-day camp which included video sessions, pick-up games and even a few self-deprecating jokes about some of them needing glasses. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 690 words, photos.

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