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November 12, 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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TOP STORIES

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — As wildfires continue to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire. Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews stepped up the search for bodies and missing people. Two people were killed in a wildfire in Southern California. By Gillian Flaccus and Don Thompson. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2018-DEMOCRATS — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over, but unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 940 words, photos.

NKOREA-OFF THE GRID — Twenty-plus years ago, North Korea’s then-leader almost bargained away nuclear weapons for a pair of nuclear reactors. The country today has its weapons — and chronic power blackouts. Despite years of sanctions that limited its energy options, Kim Jong Un’s North Korea has cobbled together a creative smorgasbord of alternative resources, some off the official grid and some flat-out illegal. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.

WWI-TRUMP — President Donald Trump, who proudly declares himself a “nationalist,” stood apart at commemorations of the end of World War I, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise. SENT: 1,320 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES — Two communities have reportedly emerged as the favorites to become home to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon. UPCOMING: 1,080 words by 7 a.m., photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida’s pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA-GOVERNOR — Acrimony in Georgia governor’s race between Republican Kemp and Democrat Abrams highlights growing political diversity of the Deep South state. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING — An autopsy finds that the gunman who killed 12 at Southern California bar died from a self-inflicted gunshot; police are still trying to determine motive. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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COWBOYS-EAGLES — Ezekiel Elliott has 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helps the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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