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September 10, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. 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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AFGHANISTAN — Officials: Taliban launch deadly attack on Afghan security forces. SENT: 130 words.

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TOP STORIES

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CBS-MOONVES — The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood’s top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry’s most powerful executives. The CBS Corp. announced its chairman’s exit, hours after The New Yorker magazine posted a story with a second round of ugly accusations against Moonves. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 1,140 words, photo.

MIDTERMS-GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day. By Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 1,210 words, photo.

TROPICAL WEATHER — Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 710 words, photos.

RUSSIA-TRUMP-GUNS AND INFLUENCE — When gun activist Maria Butina arrived in Washington in 2014 to network with the NRA, she was peddling a Russian gun rights movement that was already dead. Fellow gun enthusiasts and arms industry officials describe the strange trajectory of her Russian gun lobby project, which U.S. prosecutors say was a cover for a Russian influence campaign. By Matthew Bodner and Angela Charlton. SENT: 1,530 words, photos. An abridged version of 860 words has also been sent. With RUSSIA-TRUMP-GUNS AND INFLUENCE-TIMELINE.

SEPT 11-MOVING AWAY — One is a Wyoming food truck vendor. Another is a North Carolina county commissioner. Another is a Florida father who plunged into school safety activism after the shooting at his children’s school in Parkland. All left the New York or Washington areas because the Sept. 11 terror attacks threatened their sense of security and made them re-evaluate what they wanted from life. As the attacks’ 17th anniversary approaches, they say they have found it, even if they haven’t been insulated from tragedy. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,690 words, photos. An abridged version of 1,120 words has also been sent. Sent in advance and available for immediate use.

ISRAEL-ARTISTS BOYCOTT — A string of cancellations has turned an Israeli music festival into the latest battleground between Israel and a Palestinian-led international boycott movement. A leader of the campaign says nearly 20 indie groups and DJs dropped out of the Meteor Festival, reflecting what some say is growing opposition to Israeli policies among international millennials. By Josef Federman. SENT: 1,090 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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BEARS-PACKERS — Rodgers leads Packers to historic comeback over Bears. SENT: 890 words, photos.

CHINA-ALIBABA-JACK MA — Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SWEDEN-ELECTION — Voters hand Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result and deliver a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country’s next government uncertain. SENT: 630 words, photos. With SWEDEN-ELECTION-THE LATEST.

ARGENTINA-FACING CRISIS — More Argentines turning to soup kitchens, barter markets as consumer prices soar, unemployment rises and the peso slumps. SENT: 950 words, photos.

CAMBODIA-POLITICS — The leader of Cambodia’s now dissolved opposition party is released on bail after being jailed for a year on a treason charge. SENT: 610 words, photos.

FRANCE-KNIFE ATTACK — Seven people are injured in a knife attack in central Paris but police say that terrorism is not suspected. SENT: 120 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — A white Dallas police officer who says she mistook her black neighbor’s apartment for her own when she fatally shot him is arrested on a manslaughter charge. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Prosecutors to hold news conference at 11 a.m.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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PENCE — Vice President Mike Pence says he’s “100 percent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing Trump’s leadership. SENT: 840 words, photos.

FACT CHECK-WEEK — Eager to dismiss his critics, Trump is fabricating the circumstances regarding jobs, the economy and the social safety net. SENT: 2,380 words, photo.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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LIVING DONORS-BARRIERS — Researchers are exploring ways to lift barriers that can block otherwise willing people from donating organs and ease the nation’s organ shortage. By Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 910 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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MISS AMERICA — Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin is named Miss America 2019, resurrecting a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years. SENT: 660 words, photos.

NY FASHION WEEK-OPENING CEREMONY — Opening Ceremony, the label that always seems to find quirkier and more unusual ways to display its clothes during Fashion Week, ups the ante with a festive drag show, featuring a surprise guest performance by Christina Aguilera and a front-row appearance by Nicki Minaj. SENT: 380 words, photo. With NY FASHION WEEK-KATE SPADE — Kate Spade, the company, honors Kate Spade, the fashion icon.

EMMY-EGOT-ACHIEVED — NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” won an Emmy Award and that made three men extra happy — it meant star John Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice joined the elite squad of EGOT winners. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 530 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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NATIONAL ANTHEM — Fewer than 10 players took action by kneeling, raising a fist or walking off the field during the national anthem on the NFL’s opening Sunday. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 840 words, photos. With BEARS-MACK’S DEBUT — After rousing start for Mack, familiar end for Bears.

MEXICO-MARADONA — Diego Maradona, whose public battles with cocaine made him soccer’s poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in Mexico’s drug cartel heartland as the new coach of a second-tier team. SENT: 890 words, photos.

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