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June 12, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-NORTH KOREA-LEADERSHIP — President Donald Trump’s embrace of Kim Jong Un while publicly downplaying North Korea’s history of human rights horrors showcases his foreign policy strategy of abdicating the United States’ traditional role as the globe’s moral leader in favor of pragmatism. By Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m.

TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT — President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un leave Singapore praising their face-to-face progress toward ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Yet Trump faced pointed questions at home about whether he got little and gave away much — including an agreement to halt U.S. military exercises with South Korea. By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller, Josh Lederman and Foster Klug. SENT: 1200 words. UPCOMING: 1100 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW — Though on the other side of the globe, President Trump figures to be a factor in Republican elections in South Carolina, one of five states holding primaries. Elections are also scheduled in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and Virginia. By Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow. SENT: 910 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day. First polls close at 7 p.m. With NEVADA PRIMARY —Polls are open in Nevada’s primary election, where the most closely watched race is not GOP Sen. Dean Heller’s re-election battle but a contentious Democratic race for governor (sent).

PUERTO RICO HURRICANE DEATH — Amid a public outcry, the Puerto Rican government releases new data on the deaths reported after Hurricane Maria. Eight months after the hurricane, there’s still no clear picture of how many lives were lost due to lack of power and health services. By Danica Coto. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video by 4:30 p.m.

AT&T-TIME WARNER-ANTITRUST — The judge presiding over the government’s legal effort to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner will likely deliver his verdict on Tuesday, potentially opening a new era of antitrust enforcement - or maybe just paving the way for an onrush of media consolidation. By Marcy Gordon and Mae Anderson. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with court ruling, expected around 4 p.m.

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MORE ON TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

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TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-PRESS CONFERENCE — Trump’s free-wheeling press conference in Singapore following his summit with Kim Jong Un was his first formal news conference in 15 months, and he managed to raise some eyebrows. SENT: 550 words, photos.

TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-FACT CHECK — A look at misstatements and omissions in the summit statements of President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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GOP-IMMIGRATION — Restive House Republican moderates near enough support for votes on immigration legislation to protect young “Dreamers” from deportation as Speaker Paul Ryan tries to work out a compromise to prevent the breakaway effort. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m., with updates after evening meeting.

CONGRESS OPIOIDS — The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioid abuse, as lawmakers seek to bolster efforts to curb a crisis that’s killing tens of thousands a year and to score a popular win they can tout for the midterm elections. SENT: 630 words.

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NATIONAL

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SOUTHERN BAPTISTS — The Southern Baptist Convention opens its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grapples with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. One order of business is a draft resolution co-signed by dozens of SBC leaders calling on the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. to repudiate any rhetoric or behavior that dishonors women. A protest is planned outside the convention. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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AMAZON-SEATTLE TAX — Seattle leaders say they plan to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. City Council meeting.

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SCIENCE

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-SCIENCE — Sexual harassment is rampant in science much like in Hollywood and politics, says a new report that urges a culture change in the colleges and universities that train new scientists, engineers and doctors. By Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-BARBRA STREISAND — Barbra Streisand talks about “A Star is Born,” both her version and the upcoming film starring Lady Gaga. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m

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