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NEW & DEVELOPING

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ITALY-FLOOD — Italy's civil protection agency says at least five people have been killed when a rain-swollen river flooded a gorge in the southern region of Calabria. SENT: 130 words.

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TOP STORIES

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VATICAN-SEX ABUSE — Pope Francis vows that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and coverup from the Catholic Church, but he provides no indication that he himself will take action to sanction complicit bishops or to end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester under his watch. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 1,100 words, UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.

TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION — Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month. The people confirmed reports Cohen could be facing bank fraud and other charges in connection with his financial dealings with the taxi industry. Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis declined comment. By Tom Hays. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

KOREAS-FAMILY REUNIONS — Dozens of elderly South Koreans cross the heavily fortified border into North Korea for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. The weeklong event at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort comes as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve a standoff over North Korea's drive for a nuclear weapons program that can reliably target the continental United States. By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 660 words, photos. With AP EXPLAINS-KOREAS-FAMILY REUNIONS — The history of Korean family reunions.

AFGHANISTAN — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for Afghan troops after weeks of insurgent attacks, but the militants escaped with 21 captives. By Amir Shah and Rahim Faiez. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BEN CARSON-LEGACY — Ben Carson's story of climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore. But his position in the Trump administration has added a complicated epilogue, leaving many who admired him unable to separate him from the politics of a president widely rejected by African-Americans in the city. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 1,530 words, photos, abridged of 950 words.

T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL —Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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GIULIANI-TRUTH — Trump's personal attorney says he wasn't trying to make an existential point about the meaning of veracity when he declared "truth isn't truth." SENT: 130 words, photos.

EUROPE-MEASLES — Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths. SENT: 350 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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KAVANAUGH-DEMOCRATS — Where's the fury? Left-wing activists say Sen. Chuck Schumer is not being aggressive enough in rallying Democratic lawmakers to unify against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. SENT: 990 words. AP Photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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TURKEY-UNITED STATES —Two suspects have been detained after shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, an attack that comes during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-GAY PRIESTS — Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians inflames a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood. Some conservatives are demanding a purge of all gay priests, a challenging task given that few are open about their sexual orientation. Moderates want the Church to eliminate the need for secrecy by proclaiming that gay men are welcome if they can be effective priests who commit to celibate lives. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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LONGEST BULL MARKET — Rising from the ashes of the financial crisis and fueled by low interest rates, the steady recovery of the U.S. economy and the rise of game-changing tech companies, the current bull market is set to become the longest ever on Wednesday. A look at how it achieved that honor, and where the market goes from here. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 1,220 words, photos, graphics.