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May 22, 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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ONLY ON AP

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MASS SHOOTING THREAT — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I see” in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a girlfriend, stoking fears of another deadly rampage by a man blaming women for his problems. When police tracked his cellphone and arrested the Colorado resident at a McDonald’s restaurant in Provo, Utah, Cleary said he had been upset and wasn’t thinking clearly. By Michael Kunzelman, Maryclaire Dale and Colleen Slevin. SENT: 1,670 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE — More Democrats are calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after he defied Congress again by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has summoned House Democrats to a meeting to assess strategy. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words after 10 a.m. meeting.

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS-FIGHTING FAKE NEWS — Disinformation has evolved beyond the playbook used by Russian trolls in the U.S. election. As the European Union gears up for a crucial election, it is mostly homegrown groups rather than foreign powers that are taking to social media to push false information and extremist messages, experts say. By Kelvin Chan, Lorne Cook and Aritz Parra. UPCOMING: 1,070 words by 5 a.m., photos.

TRUMP-INFRASTRUCTURE — Three weeks have passed since Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband. They will meet at the White House for Round 2 of their infrastructure talks. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 900 words, photo. UPCOMING: 950 words after 11:15 a.m. meeting.

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INTERNATIONAL

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INDONESIA-ELECTION PROTESTS — Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clash with security forces in the Indonesian capital, burning vehicles and throwing rocks at police, which responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. SENT: 480 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-BANK SUBPOENAS — A judge is poised to hear oral arguments over Trump’s effort to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks. SENT: 350 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.

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NATIONAL

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FLOATPLANE-CRASH-ALASKA — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week voluntarily suspends operations, federal officials say. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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CHINA-BOEING — Air China Ltd., one of China’s three major state-owned airlines, is joining carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation for the grounding of their 737 Max jetliners following two fatal crashes. SENT: 240 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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LIONSGATE THEME PARK — Lionsgate is opening what it calls the world’s first vertical theme park featuring some of the studio’s top films from “Hunger Games” to “Twilight” this summer in China. An APNewsBreak. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 770 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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STANLEY CUP-LOOKAHEAD — Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final that’s 49 years in the making. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 580 words, photos.

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