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November 20, 2018

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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IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS — A federal judge bars the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which quickly sued after President Donald Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 470 words, photo.

SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED — Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. Trump says Saudi Arabia is a “spectacular ally” and he’s not convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly responsible for the slaying. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 850 words, photo.

CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED — An argument outside a Chicago hospital turns deadly when a man pulls out a gun and kills an emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship, then runs into the hospital and fatally shoots a pharmacy resident and a police officer, authorities say. The attacker also died but it was not clear if he took his own life or was killed by police at Mercy Hospital on the city’s South Side, authorities say. By Amanda Seitz and Don Babwin. SENT: 690 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-ANOTHER BLOODY FRIDAY — Eight months after Palestinian demonstrations began against Israel’s long blockade of Gaza, the weekly protests that have kept the region on edge unfold with remarkable predictability. The crowds will attack the fence with stones and firebombs, Israeli gunfire will ring out, striking dozens of Palestinians. They’ll all go home at sunset, but in a week they’ll all be back, poised for the deadly ritual to start over again. By Todd Pittman. SENT: 2,400 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-IOWA — The 2018 midterms are barely history, but the next campaign is already in full swing in Iowa. Potential White House contenders have intensified their efforts to recruit operatives in the state that’s home to the first caucus of the 2020 presidential nominating season. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 710 words, photo.

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BUSINESS/TECH

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AMAZON-BRAIN DRAIN — Amazon moving into the neighborhood means a fierce competition for tech talent across industries. By Business Writer Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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PHILIPPINES-CHINA’S XI VISITS — Chinese President Xi Jinping receives a red carpet welcome in the Philippines, as he pays his first visit to the U.S. treaty ally with offers of infrastructure loans and new accords to prevent clashes and possibly explore for oil and gas in the disputed South China Sea. SENT: 790 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING-GUNMAN — Authorities haven’t settled on a theory of why Ian David Long shot and killed 12 people at a Southern California bar. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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CHIEFS-RAMS — The Los Angeles Rams outlast the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 in the highest-scoring Monday night game ever played. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MARTIN SCORSESE HONORED — Legendary director Martin Scorsese was honored by longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, among many others, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 690 words, photos.

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