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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    SYRIA (sent, developing)

    ELECTION 2020-TRUMP (sent, developing)

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-DISAPPEARING ACT (sent)

    SOCIAL SECURITY-COLA (sent)

    GERMANY-SYNAGOGUE ATTACK (sent)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    ALLIGATOR BEER _ Authorities arrest a Florida man who provoked a small alligator into biting his arm and poured beer into the animal's mouth. SENT: 150 words.

    HOTEL ROBBERY VIDEO _ A Kentucky hotel clerk managed to force a thief out of her workplace by grabbing a gun he set down on the check-in counter while stuffing cash into a bag. SENT: 135 words.

    HOTEL SHAMPOO BOTTLE BAN _ California bans hotels from using tiny plastic bottles. SENT: 230 words, photo.

    STORM PROPOSAL _ A TV news crew covering a storm at the New Jersey shore captured a couple's engagement on camera. SENT: 100 words.

    IRAN-WOMEN AT MATCH _ Iranian women watch a FIFA soccer match kickoff after being freely allowed into a stadium for the first time in decades. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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    ELECTION 2020-TRUMP _ President Trump holds his first rally since the start of the impeachment inquiry, one of three in an eight-day stretch as he hopes to turn the investigation to his political advantage. Thursday night’s event is in Minneapolis. By Zeke Miller. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m. Trump speaks after 8 p.m. EDT.

    SOCIAL SECURITY-COLA _ Social Security says millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase in 2020 _ about $24 more a month more the average retired worker. That news could have political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection, along with better benefits overall. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 3 p.m.

    ELECTION 2020-LGBTQ TOWN HALL _ Democratic presidential candidates discuss LGBTQ issues in a town hall in Los Angeles. By Michael Blood. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from speeches scheduled to begin after 7:30 p.m.

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-DISAPPEARING ACT _ They skipped the high-profile Sunday TV shows and are avoiding driveway chat sessions with reporters. Few who are typically eager to defend the president have appeared at all on television this month. White House officials close to President Donald Trump are pulling off a disappearing act, remaining largely absent from public view in the middle of the storm over impeachment. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 870 words, photos.

    TRUMP IMPEACHMENT POLLS _ Americans are following impeachment proceedings closely and are slightly more likely to approve than disapprove of the inquiry itself, but the public is more evenly split over whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office. Several polls published since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of an impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 show a shift in views from earlier this year. By Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 510 words, photos.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    SYRIA _ Turkish ground forces seized at least one village from Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as they pressed ahead with their assault for a second day, pounding towns and villages along with border with airstrikes and artillery. By Lefteris Pitarakis and Mehmet Guzel. SENT: 790 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS-APPLE _ Apple Inc. angers some of its customers in Hong Kong by removing an app that was criticized by Beijing. The HKmap.live app was a handy little tool for people in Hong Kong who wanted to avoid police patrols during the sometimes violent protests that have shaken the city. Apple says the app "has been used to target and ambush police" and "threaten public safety." By Joe McDonald and John Leicester. SENT: 890 words, photos.

    GERMANY-SYNAGOGUE ATTACK _ The suspect in an attack on a German synagogue on Judaism's holiest day had nearly nine pounds of explosives in his car and wanted to carry out a massacre, Germany's top prosecutor said. Many questions remained about how the man was able to get hold of the weapons he used in the assault, in which two people outside the building were killed. SENT: 880 words, photos.

    ZIMBABWE WILD INFLATION _ When going shopping, the only thing Isaiah Macheku can budget for is shock. Hyperinflation is changing prices so quickly in Zimbabwe that what you see displayed on a supermarket shelf might change by the time you reach the checkout. SENT: 800 words, photos.

    ASIA-TYPHOON _ Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend, with sporting events and domestic flights canceled and sandbags given away to minimize potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds. SENT: 570 words, photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    MASS SHOOTING-TEXAS _ The 19-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Texas Walmart is set to face his trial judge Thursday for the first time since his arrest. Patrick Crusius of Dallas is expected to appear in an El Paso courtroom for a brief hearing. Police say he confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he carried out the attack targeting Mexicans. SENT: 350 words, photos, developing.

    SOUTHERN DROUGHT _ Across a vast expanse of the South stretching from Texas to Maryland, there are growing concerns for the cattle, cotton and corn amid a worsening drought fueled by this summer’s record high temperatures. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    GM STRIKE-LIVING ON LESS _ Losses are piling up for both sides in the nearly four-week old strike against General Motors. Workers walking the picket line say they're cutting back on groceries and some are taking on part-time jobs while trying to get by on weekly strike pay of $250. GM's full-time workers are out roughly $1,000 each week while a Wall Street analyst estimates GM is losing about $82 million per day. By John Seewer and Tom Krisher. SENT: 841 words, photos, video.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-LAUER _ Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars. A new book by Ronan Farrow, a former NBC News employee who now works at The New Yorker, names the accuser whose story that Lauer raped her in a Sochi hotel room led to his dismissal. By David Bauder. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    NOBEL-LITERATURE _ Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke - two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe's religious, ethnic and social fault lines - won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    BBA--NLDS-NATIONALS-DODGERS _ Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals, boosted by a stunning rally against Clayton Kershaw, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night and advanced to the NL Championship Series against St. Louis. By Beth Harris. SENT: 900 words, photos. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    BBN--NLDS-CARDINALS-BRAVES _ The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. WITH: BBN--ATLANTA SPORTS MISERY _ Add another miserable chapter to the A-T-L's sporting history. SENT: 700 Words, photos.

    BBA--ALDS-RAYS-ASTROS-PREVIEW _ All those regular season wins for Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros have manager AJ Hinch feeling just fine entering a winner-take-all game with the Tampa Bay Rays. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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