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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

February 13, 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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NEW/DEVELOPING

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JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN _ Lawyers leading defense of Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn quit. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY _ President Donald Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a southern border wall. By Jill Colvin, Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video. With TRUMP’S WALL-ANALYSIS _ Missing piece in Trump’s wall is GOP support; BORDER SECURITY-WHO WON _ Border deal: Trump falls short on wall, Democrats get less too.

EL CHAPO-PRISON _ Experts say Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will likely be sentenced to the ADX Supermax in Florence, Colorado, the most secure prison ever constructed in the United States. The facility houses some of the most notorious criminals to ever set foot in an American courtroom, including “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski and Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 790 words, photos. With MEXICO-EL CHAPO-CARTEL ENDURES _ Despite “El Chapo” arrest, powerful Sinaloa cartel marches on.

SCHOOL-SHOOTING-FLORIDA-MARCH-FOR-OUR-LIVES _ The three Deitsch siblings have devoted long hours to the March for Our Lives movement since the Parkland school shooting last year. By Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 920 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: _ US FL Parkland March for Lives (CR HFR) _ Three siblings help form March For Our Lives. With SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-FATHER _ Hearing on Parkland father’s confrontation with ex-monitor. UPCOMING: SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-MARKING THE DAY _ Families, community plan quiet school massacre anniversary.

NIGERIA-ELECTIONS-FAKE NEWS _ In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replaced by a Sudanese body double. Nigeria’s fake news also can be lethal. Africa’s most populous country is so awash in falsehoods posted on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube that a group of news outlets banded together before this weekend’s national election to separate fact from fiction. By Rodney Muhumuza and Sam Olukoya. UPCOMING: 870 words by 5 a.m., photos.

NKOREA-PLEASING THE PEOPLE _ Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by critics as a kitschy throwback to the dark days of Stalinism, is getting a major upgrade under leader Kim Jong Un. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

ISRAEL-NEW FRIENDS? _ This week’s Mideast conference in Poland offers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an opportunity to flaunt in public what he has long boasted about happening behind the scenes _ his country’s improved relations with some Gulf Arab nations. By Aron Heller. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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KATY PERRY-SHOES _ Shoes pulled from Katy Perry line after blackface criticism. SENT: 140 words, photo.

CHINA-BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL-MOVIE DROPPED _ Zhang Yimou’s “One Second” dropped from Berlin film festival. SENT: 290 words, photo.

INDONESIA-INSTAGRAM _ Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warning. SENT: 270 words.

DIXIE SCHOOL DISTRICT-NAME CHANGE _ California school district debates whether to drop name tied to Confederacy. SENT: 520 words.

HAWAII-SNOW _ Hawaii mountain gets share of “extreme winter conditions.” SENT: 140 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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QUEENS-POLICE SHOOTING _ A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O’Neill says. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

VIRGINIA POLITICS-ACCUSER _ College professor Vanessa Tyson avoids talking directly about her accusation that Virginia’s lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn’t shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse. SENT: 650 words, photo, video.

BORDER PATROL-FLOWER INSPECTIONS _ Throughout the five-week government shutdown, one essential government service continued at Miami International Airport: checking for exotic bugs in bunches of roses destined for Valentine’s Day bouquets. SENT: 580 words, photos, video.

DENVER TEACHERS-STRIKE _ Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ends without a deal. SENT: 650 words, photos. With DENVER-TEACHERS-STRIKE-THE-LATEST.

US-BORDER-AGENT-KILLING _ A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in the southern Arizona desert is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges. SENT: 330 words, photo.

CALIFORNIA-STATE OF STATE _ California Gov. Gavin Newsom names new leaders to top posts in water, transportation and education policy, his latest moves to set the state government on a fresh path during his first months in office. SENT: 830 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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VENEZUELA-SOCIALIST PARTY BOSS _ Juan Guaido’s recognition by dozens of countries as Venezuela’s rightful president riles up President Nicolas Maduro’s still sizable pro-government base, who take their cues from a weekly TV talk show hosted by a popular socialist party boss. SENT: 730 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-ASYLUM SEEKERS _ The Australian government says it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passes legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

THAILAND POLITICS _ The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister is fighting for its political life, while the princess herself appears to criticize the fallout. SENT: 650 words, photos. With THAILAND-POLITICS-THE LATEST.

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BUSINESS/TECH

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CHINA-US-TRADE TALKS _ U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet this week for their final trade talks before Trump decides whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China. By Business Writers Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CONGRESS-SPRINT-T-MOBILE MERGER _ Top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking the case for their $26.5 billion merger to Congress. By Business Writers Marcy Gordon and Tali Arbel. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing begins at 10 a.m.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SUPREME COURT-HEALTH ISSUES _ Impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s illness on Supreme Court hardly compares with ailments of Justice William Douglas and other justices. SENT: 830 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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DOG SHOW _ A wire fox from Brazil who’s won big in Europe becomes America’s top dog, beating out a crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund and popular Sussex spaniel. By Sports Writer Ben Walker. SENT: 710 words, photos. With DOG SHOW DRAMA-SCHIPPERKE SKIPPED _ Dog drama at Westminster: Schipperke ruled out for top prize.

SMASHING THE LOFT _ French soccer players are turning to the courts to fight workplace bullying and the practice known in France by an English word, “le loft.” By Sports Writer John Leicester. SENT: 1,340 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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GUCCI-BLACKFACE _ Gucci’s creative director breaks his silence over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. SENT: 310 words, photos.

NY FASHION WEEK-CHRISTIAN COWAN _ Christian Cowan, a favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga and Cardi B, brings a London club vibe to his New York runway. SENT: 370 words, photos, video. With NY FASHION WEEK-KATE SPADE _ Kate Spade’s new creative director carries on in bold color; NY FASHION WEEK-NAEEM KHAN _ Naeem Khan gets a boost from a trio of ’70s Halston muses.

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HOW TO REACH US

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