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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE (sent, developing)

    ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS (sent)

    HONG KONG-EXTRADITION LAW (sent)

    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS (sent, developing)

    MILITARY KIDS-SEX ASSAULT (sent)

    EBOLA OUTBREAK (sent)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    SAGGY PANTS-LAW _ The Louisiana city of Shreveport moves to abolish a 2007 ordinance banning people from wearing pants below their waistline. SENT: 150 words.

    PITTSBURGH ALLIGATORS _ Authorities seize more than 30 animals, many of them exotic, from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot-long alligator escaped last week. SENT: 150 words.

    MOM-BULLY CONFRONTATION _ South Carolina woman accused of confronting her third-grade son's bullies was arrested and charged with disturbing schools. SENT: 150 words.

    DEADLY PARKING LOT DISPUTE _ Authorities say a woman fatally stabbed another woman in a dispute over a parking spot in Philadelphia. SENT: 150 words.

    FORD RECALLS _ Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles mainly in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems. SENT: 150 words.

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    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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    CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE _ The House Intelligence Committee has invited two former leaders of the FBI's national security branch to testify about counterintelligence implications of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Meanwhile, the president's eldest son, Donald J. Trump Jr., is scheduled to testify behind closed doors before a Senate panel, which is interested in answers he gave earlier about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow before the 2016 election. SENT: 850 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. hearings, 530 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS _ Seeking to rebut President Donald Trump's attempts to cast him and Democrats as too liberal, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will outline his views on democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. speech, 830 words by 5 p.m., photos.

    MEDICARE-NURSING HOMES _ Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, according to a watchdog report that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients. SENT: 800 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-BETO O’ROURKE _ Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has unveiled a plan to protect LGBTQ rights on the day he's leading a Pride Run jog through a New York park. SENT: 130 words.

    UNITED STATES-POLAND _ President Donald Trump meets with the president of Poland as the U.S. prepares to send 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland amid worries about Russian military activity. UPCOMING: Developing from events starting at noon, 2 p.m. news conference, 300 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

    TRUMP-FOURTH OF JULY _ With just over three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    HONG KONG-EXTRADITION LAW _ Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who had massed outside government headquarters in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the territory. SENT: 1,175 words, photos, video. WITH: HONG KONG-EXTRADITION LAW-KEY EVENTS _ Hong Kong people's efforts toward democratic reform since the territory's handover in 1997. SENT: 875 words, photos.

    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed in Tehran on a mission to ease tensions between the U.S. and Iran, just hours after Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen launched an attack on an airport in Saudi Arabia, wounding 26 people. Abe's trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers, an accord that the Trump administration pulled out of last year. It's also the first visit of a sitting Japanese premier in the 40 years since the Islamic Revolution. SENT: 950 words, photos.

    PALESTINIANS-DYING ALONE _ The death of a 5-year-old Palestinian girl draws attention to Israel’s vastly complex system for issuing travel permits to Gaza medical patients and their families. The system has Israeli and Palestinian authorities blaming each other for its shortfalls, while inflicting a heavy toll on Gaza’s sick children and their parents. By Isabel Debre and Fares Akram. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.

    KOSOVO-20 YEARS LATER _ In Kosovo so far, the sword has worked better than the ploughshare. It's exactly 20 years since NATO forces set foot in the former Yugoslav province, after an allied bombing campaign ended Serbia's bloody crackdown on an insurrection by the majority ethnic Albanian population in Kosovo _ revered by Serbs as their historic and religious heartland. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    MILITARY KIDS-SEX ASSAULT-REFORMS _ The Defense Department is rolling out big changes to how it responds when the children of service members sexually assault each other _ and the rollout has been uneven. Tens of thousands of military kids live on U.S. bases worldwide. An AP investigation shows broad failures to help sex assault victims or to hold juvenile offenders accountable. A new Pentagon-wide policy is not ready. So the Army published its own, which mandates both a criminal investigation and victim assistance. By Justin Pritchard and Foster Klug. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY _ Federal prosecutors plan to ask a judge for more than a year in prison for a former Stanford sailing coach who admitted to accepting bribes in the college admissions cheating scheme. John Vandemoer will be the first person sentenced in the case that has ensnared athletic coaches at elite universities across the country as well as prominent parents, including business executives and Hollywood stars. Among those charged are actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin as well as Loughlin's fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli. SENT: 400 words, photo.

    ATTRACTING RESIDENTS _ With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there. Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have lured new residents with financial incentives in areas that need a boost. Vermont launched its program last year, and it's already beefing up for 2020. SENT: 925 words.

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    HEALTH & SCIENCE

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    EBOLA OUTBREAK _ A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo. SENT: 910 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    CONSUMER PRICES _ U.S. consumer prices increased a slight 0.1% in May, as inflation was tempered by lower costs for gasoline, electricity and used cars. The Labor Department says that the consumer price index rose 1.8% during the past year. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices rose 0.1% in May and 2% from a year ago. By Economics Writer Josh Boak. SENT: 275 words, photos.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    FILM-MARTIN SCORSESE _ In a wide-ranging interview, Martin Scorsese discusses his semi-fictional Bob Dylan documentary "Rolling Thunder Revue." The film is Scorsese's first for Netflix. In his most expansive comments on the subject yet, Scorsese discusses the role of streaming in today's movie industry. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    HKN--STANLEY CUP PREVIEW _ If the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7, perhaps Steve Hatze Petros should get his name on the Stanley Cup. He is the NHL schedule-maker, making him the most responsible for a January-March stretch when the Blues didn't play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It was a virtual 70-day road trip that forced a team with a half-dozen new faces to come together under coach Craig Berube. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 780 words, photos.

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