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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

November 13, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Board of Education votes on new history curriculum standards that remove lessons about Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller but would continue to make learning about evangelist Billy Graham and the influence of Moses on the Founding Fathers mandatory. By Will Weissert. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Don’t hire someone you can’t fire, like the son of a campaign donor or the child of the mayor. No matter what you may have said during the campaign about changing Congress, hire enough Hill veterans to make the office run smoothly. That’s only some of the advice headed for the historic class of House freshmen of both major political parties streaming into Washington this week for orientation on the nuts and bolts underpinning a job like none other. Not every freshman is new to Washington. Former NFL linebacker Colin Allred of Texas is a civil rights lawyer who worked in President Barack Obama’s housing department. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 830 words, with photos.


RICHMOND, Va. — Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans. The online retailer is expected to make an official announcement later Tuesday. The person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of that announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. Amazon has declined to comment. The Dallas area had also sought the facility. By Alan Suderman and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 440 words, with photos, video. Will be updated.

— AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES — By Jennifer Peltz and Matthew Barakat. SENT: 1,070 words, with photos, video.



BALTIMORE — US Catholic bishops discuss proposed steps to curb clergy sex abuse, seeking to show their commitment to action even after the Vatican ordered them to postpone votes on the proposals until next year. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. By David Crary. UPCOMING: 600 words.


— LIBERTY PIPELINE — Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline say they have preliminary plans for a new pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas.



PORT NECHES, Texas — Where others see trash, Donnie Badgett sees guitars, drums and other instruments. The Beaumont Enterprise reports beyond the door of an unassuming shed at his Port Neches home lies his “guitarium,” where he spends his time tinkering to draw tunes out of rusty cans, license plates and dog bowls. He finds most of the materials for his homemade instruments in trash piles on the side of the road. By Ryan Pellham. SENT: 380 words, pursuing photos.


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