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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT (sent)

    IMPEACHMENT-HUNTER BIDEN (sent)

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE (sent, developing)

    SYRIA (sent, developing)

    LGBT DISCRIMINATION (sent)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    MUSIC-ROCK HALL _ The late musical icons Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. SENT: 275 words, photo.

    EGYPT-ANTIQUITIES _ Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor. SENT: 150 words.

    SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE _ Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay area. SENT: 140 words.

    STUN GUN-KNIFE DEATH _ Police say a man died in Michigan after a police officer shocked him with a stun gun, causing him to fall onto a large knife. SENT: 140 words.

    HONG KONG PROTESTS-JAMES _ Protesters in Hong Kong throw basketballs at a photo of LeBron James and chant their anger about comments the Los Angeles Lakers star made about free speech. SENT: 140 words.

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    WHAT-CAN-BE-SAVED-OWLS _ In a last-ditch effort to save spotted owls, federal officials are killing hundreds of barred owls in the hopes they can stave off their spotted cousins' potential extinction. The experiment raises thorny questions: As climate change continues to alter the planet, should humans intervene? More than 2,400 barred owls have been bagged thus far and the program posed such moral dilemmas that federal officials hired an ethicist to help work through whether the killings could be done humanely. By Phuong Le. SENT: 1,800 words, photos, video. With abridged. Sent in advance and available for immediate use. Series hub: https://www.apnews.com/WhatCanBeSaved

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    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT _ Former national security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed by Rudy Giuliani's back-channel activities in Ukraine that he described President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a "hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up," according to a former White House aide. SENT: 1070 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

    IMPEACHMENT-HUNTER BIDEN _ Joe Biden's son Hunter is rejecting assertions by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies that he did anything wrong in engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China. SENT: 413 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photos

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _ A dozen Democrats seeking their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump's reelection are gathering in Ohio for the first debate since the House began an impeachment inquiry and Trump abandoned Syrian Kurds ahead of a Turkish invasion. Those events may drive the discussion on Tuesday night. But there are other issues specific to the Democratic field, including whether 78-year-old Bernie Sanders can convince voters he's up to the task after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. SENT: 1050 words. UPCOMING: Developing from debate starting at 8 p.m., 1,100 words by 9 p.m., photos, video. WITH: ELECTION 2020-DEBATE QUESTIONS _ 6 questions that loom over the crowded Democratic debate. SENT: 960 words, photos.

    UNITED STATES-SYRIA-BACK CHANNELS _ When Syria’s Kurdish fighters, America's longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic state, announced this weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash. But in fact, the move had been in the works for months, according to U.S., Kurdish and Russian officials. UPCOMING: 1090 words by 5 p.m., photos.

    TRUMP-BLUES _ President Donald Trump welcomes the Stanley Cup winning St. Louis Blues to the White House. Upcoming: developing from 3:10 p.m. event. 500 words by 5 p.m., photos, video

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    SYRIA _ Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria, deploying troops Tuesday to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation from its Western allies of its invasion across the border. 1,125 words, photos

    SYRIA-TURKEY'S SYRIAN ARMY _ Groups of Syrian fighters paid by Turkey are sowing fear and chaos in northeastern Syria, parading Kurdish captives in front of cameras and, in one graphic video, firing several rounds into a man lying on the side of a highway with his hands bound behind his back. They are part of the self-styled Syrian National Army, shock troops in Turkey's offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces who were abandoned last week after Trump pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria. By Sarah El Deeb and Joseph Krauss. SENT: 1,080 words, photos. With SYRIA-IRAQ BORDER _ Foreigners exit northeastern Syria fearing government reach.

    BREXIT _ A Brexit divorce deal is still possible ahead of Thursday's European Union summit but the British government needs to move ahead with more compromises to seal an agreement in the next few hours, the bloc said. SENT: 690 words, photos.

    JAPAN-TYPHOON-NOT READY _ Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from natural disasters as climate change brings weather extremes. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    LGBT DISCRIMINATION _ The Supreme Court’s decision on whether federal law shields LGBT people from job discrimination could leave millions of gay and transgender workers vulnerable in parts of the U.S. without protections at the state or local level. An Associated Press analysis found that half of an estimated 8.1 million LGBT workers live in 28 U.S. states with no state laws prohibiting firing workers because they’re gay or transgender. The court appeared divided last week during arguments. By Russ Bynum and Angeliki Kastanis. SENT: 1,400 words, photos, graphic. With abridged.

    POLICE SHOOTING IN HOME-TEXAS _ A white former Fort Worth police officer is being held in jail on a murder charge after shooting a black woman through a window of her home, and the department tells a grieving community that investigators will ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for answers. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond after being charged with murder in an incident that began with a call about an open front door. By Jake Bleiberg and Jill Bleed. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, videos. With POLICE SHOOTING IN HOME-TEXAS-PROFILE _ Woman killed by Texas officer was devoted to family.

    CALIFORNIA POWER SHUTOFF _ California's top utility regulator blasts Pacific Gas and Electric for what she calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she says, "created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated." SENT: 740 words, photos. With CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES-INVESTIGATION _ Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    GOOGLE-NEW GADGETS _ Google is expected to unveil a new Pixel phone with an updated camera and an emphasis on artificial intelligence features. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Event begins at 10 a.m. Update expected by 11 a.m., photos.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    MEDIA-NBC VS FARROW _ In reporter Ronan Farrow's account of his contentious divorce from NBC News, the more evidence he gathered on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, the less enthusiastic his bosses seemed to be. NBC's decision to let Farrow take his work to the New Yorker magazine is widely regarded as one of the biggest mistakes in journalism in the past few years. The detailed stories on Weinstein published by The New York Times and New Yorker in 2017 shared a Pulitzer Prize and are credited with igniting the #MeToo movement. By Media Writer Dave Bauder. SENT: 1060 words, photos.

    FILM-JULIE ANDREWS _ In her new memoir, out Tuesday, stage and screen legend Julie Andrews reflects on her Hollywood years from “Mary Poppins” to the 1986 film “That’s Life!” The Associated Press caught up with Andrews in June while she was filming a guest programming segment for “Victor/Victoria!” and “That’s Life!” one of the most personal films she’s ever made. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 950 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    BBN--NLCS _ More than 100 pitches in, Stephen Strasburg was adamant he wasn't quite ready to leave the latest superb start by a Nationals pitcher against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series - a win that put Washington on the verge of the city's first World Series in 86 years. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

    FBN--LIONS-PACKERS _ It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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