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May 25, 2019

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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TRUMP-JAPAN — Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is offering high honors, golf and the chance to present a “Trump Cup” at a sumo wrestling championship. By Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: 990 words after 4:10 a.m. arrival in Tokyo.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-WOOING HISPANICS — Hispanics are expected to outpace blacks to become the electorate’s largest nationwide racial or ethnic minority group for the first time on Election Day 2020. But a preview of the voting bloc’s power may come during the Democratic primary. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — Intelligence professionals and Democrats warn that President Donald Trump’s move to declassify material about the Russia investigation could endanger secret intelligence sources and allow his attorney general to paint a misleading picture about the roots of the probe. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 910 words, photos, video.

BORDER WALL-LAWSUIT — A federal judge blocks President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. By Daisy Nguyen and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 880 words, photos.

NKOREA-BOLTON — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton calls a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. SENT: 580 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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UNITED STATES-IRAN — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon says is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. By Susannah George and Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 880 words, photos, video.

CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES-RESIGNATION — President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. SENT: 530 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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EUROPEAN ELECTIONS — Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots in European Parliament elections. The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this year’s selections, which are taking place over four days and involve all 28 EU nations. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him “locked up forever” for trying to steal her. SENT: 760 words, photos, video.

SEVERE WEATHER — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

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MILLERCOORS-ANHEUSER-BUSCH LAWSUIT — A Wisconsin judge orders Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. 440 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BKN--BUCKS-RAPTORS PREVIEW — There’s no escaping the reality of what’s at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history. The Bucks, who finished as the NBA’s top team in the regular season and once led this series 2-0, have no more room for error after their first three-game losing streak all season. SENT: 750 words, photos.

HKN--STANLEY CUP — When the Bruins take the ice in the Stanley Cup Final, they’ll do it with a core group of veterans that know what it’s like to win it and to come up short. Apart from Zdeno Chara, who was 33 when Boston hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2011, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask were all 25 or younger. Now they all could play pivotal roles in the Bruins’ latest Stanley Cup bid. By Sports Writer Kyle Hightower. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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