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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE (sent, developing)

    DEMOCRATS-IMPEACHMENT (developing)

    TRUMP (upcoming)

    BUDGET BATTLE (Upcoming)

    BBO--MLB HOME RUN RECORD (sent)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    FORMER TEACHER THREATS _ Authorities say a Florida woman mailed threatening letters containing white powder to elementary schools where she had previously worked as a teacher. SENT: 150 words.

    NISSAN-AUTOMATIC BRAKING _ U.S. government's road safety agency investigating complaints that the automatic emergency braking on the Nissan Rogue can turn on for no apparent reason. SENT: 300 words.

    TRAPPED MANATEES_ Swim! Be free! Trapped manatees escape Florida river wall. SENT: 200 words.

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    ALASKA SEXUAL ASSAULTS _ Alaska Native women say the Nome Police Department has a history of failing to conduct full investigations on rape complaints. Nome police data show that from 2008 through 2017 just 8% of calls about sexual assaults against adults resulted in an arrest. Nome's prosecutor says limited resources make it hard for police to respond to calls of all kinds. By Victoria McKenzie. SENT: 4,220 words, photos. With abridged. Note: This is the first in a series of stories about sexual assault in Alaska.

    JERUSALEM-SETTLEMENT BOOM _ New official data obtained by the AP shows a spike in Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, along with strong evidence of decades of systematic discrimination illustrated by a huge gap in the number of construction permits granted to Jewish and Palestinian residents. The expansion of Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem, which Israel seized along with the West Bank and Gaza in the 1967 Mideast war, threatens to further complicate one of the thorniest issues in the conflict. By Joseph Krauss and Mohammed Daraghmeh. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.

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    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _ Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative. That stability is under threat on Thursday, as the top candidates share a debate stage. SENT: 1040 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day and from 8 p.m. debate start. With: ELECTION 2020-FACT CHECK, ELECTION 2020-DEBATE TAKEAWAYS, developing from debate.

    ELECTION 2020-HBCUs _ On stage alongside the 10 candidates during this year’s third Democratic presidential primary debate will be Texas Southern University, spotlighting the historically black college and displaying the increased role of such institutions headed into 2020. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m., photos.

    DEMOCRATS-IMPEACHMENT _House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there's no confusion about what his committee is doing: It's an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it. SENT: 720 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 a.m. hearing, 770 words by 3 p.m., photos.

    BUDGET BATTLE_ Fights over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall have thrown Senate efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of agency spending bills into disarray, threatening one of Washington's few bipartisan accomplishments this year. SENT: 627 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.

    AP POLL-CLIMATE-POLITICS _ A new poll finds that President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows that majorities of Americans believe the planet is warming and support government actions that Trump has sometimes scoffed at, such as more subsidies for renewable energy. SENT: 1015 words, photo, video. (Moved at 8 a.m.) Only on AP.

    TRUMP _ President Donald Trump addresses a retreat for congressional Republicans in Baltimore, his first visit to the city since he labeled it rat infested and crime ridden. UPCOMING: Developing from early evening events, 7:10 p.m. remarks, 700 words by 8 p.m., photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE QUESTIONS _ Seven questions for the 10 Democratic candidates on the debate stage Thursday night. SENT: 950 words, photos. (block text)

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    NATIONAL

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    MURDER SUSPECTS CAPTURED _ Husband and wife fugitives on the run for over two weeks in the killing of an Arizona man have been captured, authorities announced. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Wednesday night that Blane and Susan Barksdale were in custody but provided no details. David Gonzales, the U.S. marshal for Arizona, did not immediately return a call from the Associated Press. SENT: 250 words, photo, developing.

    OPIOID CRISIS-PURDUE _ Courtroom showdowns still face OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it, the Sacklers. But after a tentative settlement reached Wednesday with thousands of local governments and more than 20 states, the fight will be less about the damage done by the company and more over how to divide its assets. SENT: 775 words, photos.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    AFGHANISTAN-TALKING TO THE TALIBAN _ Afghanistan's Taliban leaders agree that they want a deal with the United States, but some among them are in more of a hurry than others. Even before Trump over the weekend cancelled a mysterious Camp David summit, the Taliban negotiators were at odds with their council of leaders, or shura, that rules the militant Islamic group. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

    BAHAMAS-HURRICANE AFTERMATH _ Bahamians are beginning to tackle a daunting cleanup a week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the archipelago's northern islands. Residents sift through debris hunting for prized possessions as they prepare to rebuild from one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history. A preliminary report estimates Dorian caused some $7 billion in damage. By Dánica Coto. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/TECH

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    WALMART-GROCERY SUBSCRIPTION _ Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    MEDIA-RUSSIAN INFORMANT _ He may be A spy. But is he THE spy? That's the question bedeviling news organizations reporting on a story about the U.S. extracting a Russian official who provided information about Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election. CNN on Monday revealed the secret mission to remove the man and his family out of Russia for fear his life was in danger. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 890 words, photo.

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    SPORTS

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    BBO--MLB HOME RUN RECORD _ Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too - the record was broken with 18 days left in the regular season. SENT: 390 words, photos.

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