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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    SYRIA (sent, developing)

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT (sent, developing)

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-LEGAL STRATEGY (sent)

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-POLITICS (upcoming)

    MELANIA TRUMP (upcoming)

    THE RECKONING-THE PRIEST AND THE GIRL (sent)

    IMMIGRATION DETENTION-LOUISIANA (sent)

    GERMANY SHOOTING (sent, developing)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    KURT COBAIN-AUCTION - The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV "Unplugged" performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction. SENT: 140 words, photos.

    FAMILY VACATION DRUG DISCOVERY- A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds of cocaine. SENT: 140 words.

    CRUISE SHIP FALL _ A man was critically injured in a nearly 16-foot fall on a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Louisiana. SENT: 100 words.

    MINISTER-SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR - Jurors rule that an 86-year-old former southwest Missouri minister is a sexually violent predator who should remain confined. SENT: 140 words.

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    THE RECKONING-THE PRIEST AND THE GIRL -- In 1989, a 16-year-old Kenyan girl gave birth to a light-skinned boy -- the child, his family says, of a priest. The priest was transferred, and a Kenyan man’s name was listed as the boy’s father on the birth certificate. The Vatican is now investigating, but the family says for three decades the story was covered up -- a testament to the extraordinary ways in which church officials have dealt with accusations that priests in the developing world have had sex with girls and young women. By Nicole Winfield and Rodney Muhumuza. SENT: 2,520 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: -- Kenya Priest (CR) -- Church accused of covering up priest's paternity. With abridged. Series story hub: https://apnews.com/TheReckoning

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    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT -- The White House declared it will halt any and all cooperation with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. SENT: 890 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developments possible. WITH: TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-WHAT’S NEXT _ Summary of the latest news. SENT: 430 words, photo.

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-LEGAL STRATEGY -- The U.S. Constitution gives the House "the sole power of impeachment" - but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it means. SENT: 760 words, photos.

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-POLITICS _ While President Donald Trump plays impeachment defense in Washington, Republicans are taking the fight to Democrats in the states. The GOP effort to exact political pain on those trying to take down Trump is only just getting started. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

    MELANIA TRUMP _ Melania Trump holds a “listening session” with teens and young adults about their experiences with electronic cigarettes and vaping. UPCOMING: Developing from 4 p.m. event, 500 words by 6 p.m., photos.

    MEDICARE RULES -- President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing to overhaul decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating care for patients. SENT: 540 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-BIDEN _ Joe Biden returns to the early state campaign circuit as he tests his ability to balance his routine 2020 campaign pitch with his counterattacks on President Trump. UPCOMING: 750 words by 6 p.m., photos

    ELECTION 2020-WARREN -- Rising in the polls as a Democratic presidential candidate has its drawbacks _ just ask Elizabeth Warren. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts is gaining attention and with it comes scrutiny and criticism from Democratic rivals as well as Republicans. This week, Warren has had to defend her personal story on losing out on a teaching job after she became pregnant. SENT: 1250 words, photos.

    MAYORAL-RACE-MONTGOMERY -- Alabama's capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elects its first African American mayor. SENT: 390 words, photos.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    SYRIA _ Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces withdrew from the area, with activists reporting airstrikes on a town on Syria’s northern border. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. WITH: UNITED STATES-SYRIA _ President Trump defends his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. SENT: 525 words, photos.

    GERMANY SHOOTING_ Several shots were fired in the German city of Halle, leaving two people dead as the suspected assailants fled, police said. The exact target of the attack was not clear, since it took place near both a synagogue and a kebab shop, local media and witnesses said. SENT: 330 words, photos, developing.

    BREXIT-IRELAND-INVISIBLE-BORDER -- The invisible border between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 could be in peril without a Brexit divorce deal. By David Keyton. SENT: 820 words, photos. With BREXIT -- Irish prime minister says big gaps remain in Brexit talks.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS -- Hundreds of masked protesters yelling "Revolution Now!" cram the sidewalk in front of Hong Kong's High Court and spill onto the street in an impassioned show of support for an activist appealing a six-year prison sentence for his part in a violent nightlong clash with police. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    IMMIGRATION DETENTION-LOUISIANA -- Tucked away in the dense forest of rural Louisiana is a barbed wire-ringed prison that has quickly grown into a major detention center for immigrants detained at the border. The Winn Correctional Center is one of eight Louisiana jails that have started housing asylum seekers and other migrants over the past year, making Louisiana an unlikely epicenter for immigrant detention under Trump. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,820 words, photos. With abridged.

    CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-POWER SHUTOFF -- Bottled water and batteries were flying off the shelves at California stores as millions of customers prepared to live without electricity for days in the face of what Pacific Gas & Electric called an unprecedented wildfire danger. The utility announced that it was shutting off power to 800,000 customers in 34 northern, central and coastal California counties to reduce the chance of fierce winds knocking down or toppling trees into power lines during a siege of hot, dry, gusty weather. By Olga R. Rodriguez and Janie Har. SENT: 1,260 words, photos, video. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-POWER SHUTOFF-Q&A.

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    HEALTH & SCIENCE

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    NOBEL-CHEMISTRY _ Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices - and reduced the world's reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton; and Japan's Akira Yoshino, 71, of Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo University. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    CHINA TRADE-TALKS RESUME _ The 13th round of U.S.-China trade negotiations, set to begin in Washington, is unlikely to prove any more successful than the previous 12 in resolving tensions that have rattled markets, threatened global growth and paralyzed business investment in the United States. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: 1,060 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated. WITH: CHINA-US-TRADE _ China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned Wednesday it will "resolutely safeguard" the country's interests. SENT: 350 words, photos.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    MEDIA-FOX-TRUMP _ Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his loyal supporters need only spend three hours with Fox News Channel’s headliners. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.

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    SPORTS

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    BBA--ALDS-ASTROS-RAYS _ Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros 4-1 to even their AL Division Series at two games apiece. The series shifts back to Houston for a deciding Game 5 on Thursday night. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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