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May 16, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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KOREAS-TENSION — North Korea cancels a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatens to scrap a historic summit next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals. A senior North Korean diplomat says Pyongyang will refuse to be pressured into one-sidedly abandoning its nukes. By Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug. SENT: 1,330 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP — Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries. The primaries begin to settle swing state Pennsylvania’s chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago. By Ashley Thomas and Marc Levy. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-GULF ALLIANCES — For decades Arab states have resoundingly condemned Israeli killings of Palestinian civilians, and the latest gunning down of more than 50 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip proved no different. Behind the scenes, however, fears over Iran have revealed cleavages among Gulf Arab states and a willingness by some to align with Israel. By Aya Batrawy and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

TRUMP-INDONESIA THEME PARK — A Chinese government-owned company signs on to build a theme park in a vast development in Indonesia that also features a Trump hotel and condos, a deal that stands to benefit Trump’s company just as top Chinese envoys head to Washington for trade talks. By Bernard Condon and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 570 words, photo.

TRUMP-GIULIANI — Lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s decision to join Trump’s legal team could backfire on the former New York mayor if potential clients of his international consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation, according to legal experts. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 970 words, photo.

PEACE-WARRIORS — At his desk at North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago, Gerald Smith keeps a small calendar that holds unimaginable grief. In its pages, the dean and student advocate writes the name of each student who’s lost a family member, many of them to gun violence. And then he deploys the Peace Warriors — students who have dedicated themselves to easing the violence that pervades their world. By National Writer Martha Irvine. SENT: 1,420 words, photos, video.

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NATIONAL

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BUILDING EXPLOSION — Federal and local investigators search through debris, looking for remnants of a possible explosive device, after a blast at a Southern California medical office building that left a woman dead and three other people injured. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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AMAZON-WHOLE FOODS-PRIME — It’s Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer. By Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT: 240 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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SPORTS BETTING-TRIBES — American Indian tribes are welcoming the opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country. SENT: 740 words, photos.

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