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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS (sent)

    PERSIAN GULF TENSIONS-UNITED STATES (sent, developing)

    MIDEAST-US PEACE PLAN (sent, developing)

    WILDFIRES-SMOKY AIR (sent)

    BABY TRUMP (Upcoming)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    BRITAIN-ROYAL ACCOUNTS _ Prince Harry and Meghan's residence was was renovated with 2.4 million pounds ($3.06 million) of taxpayers' money, royal accounts revealed. SENT: 300 words, photos.

    KLITSCHKO-RESCUED AT SEA _ Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. SENT: 200 words, photo.

    IDENTICAL TWIN-FATAL STABBING _ Authorities say a New Jersey woman stabbed her identical twin to death. SENT: 150 words.

    SAVING THE RHINO _ Scientists successfully transfer first test tube rhino embryo. SENT: 150 words.

    SOLDIERS AFFLICTED BY HEAT _ Rehearsing for a ceremony in high humidity and temperatures up to 95 degrees sent 18 soldiers at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to the hospital. SENT: 150 words.

    CAMP DEATH-TREE _ Authorities say a Girl Scout died and three other people were injured when a tree fell at a camp in Indiana. SENT: 150 words.

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    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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    MIDEAST-US PEACE PLAN _ Amid heavy skepticism and deep doubts about prospects for success, the Trump administration convenes an international conference to promote its ambitious but heavily criticized $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is to kick off the two-day workshop in the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. By Matthew Lee. SENT: 800 words, photos. Developing. Kushner speaks at 7 p.m. local time, noon ET. With MIDEAST-US PEACE PLAN-GLANCE.

    PERSIAN GULF TENSIONS-UNITED STATES _ Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East. By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns. SENT: 880 words, photos. Developing. Esper arrives at 1 p.m. ET.

    BABY TRUMP _ President Donald Trump increasingly is being tailed and trolled by an angry diaper-clad caricature armed with a cell phone. He’s Baby Trump, the blimp who has become synonymous with resistance to the American president. The blimp (cloned multiple times over) has become something of a celebrity for opponents of the president and he’s also emerged as a rallying point for some supporters of the president who see the blimp as evidence of just how over-the-top the opposition has become. By Kevin Freking. UPCOMING: 850 words by 1 p.m., photos.

    TRUMP-MEDAL OF HONOR _ President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to a former Army staff sergeant for valor in Iraq, where he rescued an entire squad from an insurgent stronghold. By Kevin Freking. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m., photos.

    ELECTION 2020-IMMIGRATION _ Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami this week for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration. By Will Weissert. UPCOMING: 900 words by 12 p.m., photos.

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _ Democrats gather in Miami for the opening debate of the 2020 primary season. By Juana Summers. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4pm., photos.

    ELECTION 2020-LGBT CANDIDATES _ A sizable portion of U.S. voters says they'd have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, and it's more of a factor than a candidate's race or gender, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. By David Crary. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 12 p.m., photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    NAVY SEAL-MURDER CASE _ Defense lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes are expected to grill the lead investigator in the case as they try to paint a picture of an upstanding war hero being framed by lies. SENT: 670 words, photos.

    HAWAII-FATAL AIRPLANE CRASH _ A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy. SENT: 740 words, photos, video.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Iran sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations. Iran's president described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation." President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially as the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to ever travel to the United States. SENT: 890 words, photos.

    CUBA-JEWISH CEMETERY _ Slowly, the oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba is beginning to be rehabilitated, along with the memory of many of the island's early Jewish forebears. SENT: 860 words, photos.

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    HEALTH & SCIENCE

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    WILDFIRES-SMOKY AIR _ Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths. That emerging reality is prompting people in cities and rural areas alike to gird themselves for another summer of sooty skies along the West Coast and in the Rocky Mountains _ the regions widely expected to suffer most from blazes tied to dryer, warmer conditions. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    TRUMP-XI-WHAT TO EXPECT _ President Donald Trump is threatening a sharp escalation in his trade war with China, but a reprieve might be coming. When Trump meets with President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting in Japan this week to negotiate over China’s technology policies, analysts envision a repeat of what happened in November: A truce that buys time to restart stalled negotiations. By Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    MICHAEL JACKSON ANNIVERSARY _ Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death. "Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian," the Jackson estate said in a statement to The Associated Press. "A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art and music of the moment. He is more important than ever." The estate has doggedly worked to protect and enhance Jackson's legacy, a task made more challenging this year when two men accused Jackson of molesting them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland," sparking new scrutiny of years-old claims that Jackson preyed on children. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    BKN--NBA AWARDS _ The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors and Mike Budenholzer claimed Coach of the Year. By Beth Harris. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

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