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March 18, 2015

A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz:

ISRAEL-ELECTION-ANALYSIS - AP ANALYSIS: With Netanyahu apparently remaining, Israel seems on collision course with world. SENT: 870 words, photos. With mainbar and related coverage.

SERBIA-SREBRENICA MASSACRE - APNewsBreak: 8 suspects arrested in Srebrenica massacre including commander; a first for Serbia. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

MODEL PLANES - In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. The airline world has its own unique greeting: the exchange of model airplanes. SENT: 930 words, photos, video.

STARBUCKS-ANNUAL MEETING - Starbucks joins the race debate as clashes in Ferguson and elsewhere escalate tension. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

IDITAROD - Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in 4 years, beating his father. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, with photos.

NEW YORK-CUBA FLIGHT - First direct flights between New York and Cuba taking off. SENT: 130 words.

ELDERLY MARRIAGE-CHER - Cher commits to helping Virginia woman, 96, return home, inspired by her late-blooming romance. SENT: 650 words, photos.

MONOPOLY AT 80 - Eight decades after popular board game debuted, how might Atlantic City-based Monopoly look today? SENT: 760 words chunky text, photos, video. With MONOPOLY-10-THINGS

ART HEIST MYSTERY-25 YEARS - Boston museum marks 25 years since infamous art theft. SENT: 600 words chunky text, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

WHITE HOUSE-CYANIDE - Further testing ordered for letter sent to White House thought to contain cyanide. SENT: 300 words, photo.

PENN STATE-FRATERNITY-NUDE PHOTOS - Penn State: Frat members who posted nude Facebook photos of women will be held accountable. SENT: 400 words, photos.

FRANCE-POLLUTION - Spike in Paris air pollution triggers urgent measures to lower speed limits, ban trash burning. SENT: 130 words.

MUSIC-ROCK HALL - Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Starr into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. SENT: 340 words, photos.

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MEXICO-BAJA TOURISM-PHOTO GALLERY - Far from the resorts of Los Cabos, in a part of the Baja California peninsula seen by few tourists, desert plants look like they were drawn by Dr. Seuss. SENT: 17 photos, 560 words.

HONG KONG-ART BASEL-PHOTO GALLERY - Art, art lovers blur together in images from Art Basel Hong Kong, Asia’s biggest exhibition. SENT: 13 photos, 130 words.

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US_CA_MODEL PLANES (sent; with text noted above)

US_NJ_MONOPOLY (sent; with text noted above)

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COMING UP LATER TODAY

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DIGITAL LIFE-REVIEW-TV CORD CUTTING - Are you ready to cut the cord? A look at new streaming-only options that may finally nix the need for cable. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photo.

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