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January 11, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. 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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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN — President Donald Trump edges closer to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure is mounting to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay. By Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller. SENT: 860 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US TX Trump Border Tour (CR) — Trump pushes for wall on Rio Grande visit. With GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-EMERGENCY DECLARATION — Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall; SHUTDOWN-END GAME-Q&A — How the government shutdown might end; TRUMP-FACT CHECK — Trump falsely suggests Obama backs him on wall; SHUTDOWN-TODAY’S BRIEFING — Day 21; GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-THE LATEST. Also see MORE ON GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN below. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/GovernmentShutdown

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-SUPERFUND SITES — The partial government shutdown forces suspension of federal work at the nation’s Superfund sites unless it is determined there is an “imminent threat” to life or property. By Ellen Knickmeyer and Kim Chandler. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

TWO DEAD-CHILD MISSING — A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home is found alive barely an hour’s drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors’ door shouting: “This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!” Jayme was skinny and dirty, wearing shoes too big for her feet, but appeared outwardly OK when she was discovered near the small town of Gordon, the neighbors say. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 770 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Missing Girl Found (CR) — Missing 13-year-old girl found alive in Wisconsin. UPCOMING: News conference at 11 a.m. With TWO DEAD-CHILD MISSING-THE LATEST.

JAPAN-GHOSN — Nissan’s ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn is charged with breach of trust in the latest blow for the star executive, according to the Tokyo District Court. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 520 words, photos.

MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS — A court in Myanmar rejects the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year. By Aung Naing Soe. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: photos.

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MORE ON GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FEDERAL CITY — Alabama city that relies on federal spending feels pinch from government shutdown. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS — Those closest to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rallying behind the embattled presidential prospect, even as they reluctantly begin to ponder the unthinkable: a 2020 presidential field without him. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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POMPEO-MIDDLE EAST — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bringing the Trump administration’s anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states as he continues a nine-nation tour of the Middle East. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

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NATIONAL

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VEGETATIVE STATE-BIRTH — A doctor examined an Arizona woman in a vegetative state nearly nine months before she gave birth but did not find that she was pregnant, and medical experts say that it’s possible she displayed no outward signs that workers who cared for her every day would have noticed either. SENT: 660 words, photos, video.

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SPORTS

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN-CHANGING FINAL SETS — The Australian Open and Wimbledon are finally doing what the U.S. Open has done for decades: figuring out a way to end a fifth set before it becomes another 26-24 slog or — perish the thought — 70-68. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 840 words, photos. With AUSTRALIAN OPEN-MURRAY’S FUTURE — Murray: Australian Open could be my last.

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