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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT (upcoming)

    PENCE (upcoming)

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE ANALYSIS (sent)

    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISING (sent)

    SYRIA (sent)

    NKOREA-US-NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY (sent)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    OBIT-SCOTTY BOWERS _ Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of celebrities, has died. He was 96. SENT: 550 words, photos.

    GOVERNOR-RACIAL SLUR _ Some decry Gov. Cuomo for using racial slur during interview. SENT: 240 words, photo.

    JIM BEAM-DISTILLERY AIRBNB _ For about $23 bucks, you can either get a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon or spend a night at the company's distillery in Kentucky. SENT:

    OFFICER DRAGGING _ Georgia man accused of dragging officer with car surrenders. SENT: 140 words.

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    SCHOOLS-TOXIC LEGACY _ Tens of thousands of schools may be contaminated with PCBs, toxic chemicals banned 40 years ago over concerns they could cause cancer and other illnesses. Yet the EPA and Congress have failed to determine the scope of the problem or come up with a comprehensive plan or funding to help schools assess and mitigate the potential risks. As a result, schools simply don't test for fear they will be forced to spend money they don't have, and parents are left in the dark. By Tammy Webber and Martha Irvine. SENT: 2,710 words, photos, video. With abridged.

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    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT _ The House impeachment inquiry is exposing new details about unease in the State Department and White House about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. SENT: 1040 words. UPCOMING: Developing from day’s closed-door testimony, 990 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

    PENCE _ Vice President Mike Pence faces an uphill battle to stop Turkey’s assault on Syrian Kurds after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria. The high-level mission puts Pence in the geopolitical spotlight as the Trump administration spurs doubts about its commitments on the global stage. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

    TRUMP-ITALY _ President Donald Trump plays host to Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

    Developing from late-morning events, noon news conference, 400 words by 4 p.m., photos, video

    TRUMP-ANALYSIS _ There’s a common denominator running through the fast-moving impeachment and Syria story lines unfolding in Washington: President Donald Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip style of governing. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE ANALYSIS _ For the second consecutive debate, Elizabeth Warren refused to say whether middle-class Americans would pay higher taxes under her proposed "Medicare for All" plan. It was a glaring dodge for a candidate who has risen to the top of the Democratic field by unveiling detailed policy proposals and selling them with a folksy flair. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE TAKEAWAYS _ Elizabeth Warren's 2020 rivals repeatedly jabbed at her during Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, accusing the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the costs of "Medicare for All" universal health insurance and her signature wealth tax plan.. SENT: 890 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-FACT CHECK _ A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. SENT: 1170 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISING _ Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden. SENT: 755 words, photos.

    COVERAGE FOR ALL _ A new study finds that there's more than one way to get to Democrats' long-sought goal of universal health insurance coverage in the U.S. The study released Wednesday by two nonpartisan think tanks, the Commonwealth Fund and the Urban Institute, finds that an approach similar to the plan from Joe Biden could deliver roughly the same coverage levels as "Medicare for All" from Bernie Sanders. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 790 words, photos.

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    TRIBAL POWER-OKLAHOMA _ An agreement between Oklahoma and the Native American tribes to expand gambling 15 years ago has given rise to the tribe’s growing political influence, and now they are locked in a showdown with Oklahoma's new Republican governor over the gambling compacts. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.

    VACCINES-MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS _ Parents say that New York's crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines is unfairly keeping children out of school. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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    SYRIA _ As Russia and the United States each launched diplomatic forays to end Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday defied pressure for a ceasefire and said the only way the offensive would end was if Syrian Kurdish fighters leave a designated border area "by tonight." Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between Turkish troops and Syrian government forces that have moved in to Kurdish-held areas in the northeast. The Kurdish administration invited the Syrian military in to shield it from the Turkish attack. SENT: 880 words, photos.

    TURKEY-SYRIA-PATRIOTISM _ Since Turkey announced its incursion into neighboring Syria to clear out Kurdish fighters last week, patriotic sentiment has run high _ as has bewilderment and anger at the overwhelmingly negative international reaction to Ankara’s actions. By Elena Becatoros. SENT: 920 words, photos.

    NKOREA-US-NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY _ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to surmount U.S.-led sanctions on his country in state media reports alongside evocative propaganda images of him riding a white horse seen as foretelling significant decisions as his own deadline for U.S. movement on nuclear talks is nearing. SENT: 700 words, photos

    BREXIT _ European Union and British negotiators fail to reach a breakthrough in Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of a crucial EU summit. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ Calling her "the mother of the mafia police," yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice force Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and then clamor for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature. SENT: 790 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    FACIAL RECOGNITION-HUAWEI _ A video surveillance system with facial recognition by Huawei is being rolled out across hundreds of cities around the world, particularly in poorer countries with weak track records of human rights or data protection over which the Chinese government has increased its influence through large business deals. With the United States claiming that Chinese state authorities can get backdoor access to Huawei data, the aggressive rollout is raising concerns about the privacy of millions of people in countries with little power to stand up to China. By Dusan Stojanovic. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

    NETFLIX RESULTS _ Netflix will reveal how many subscribers its video streaming service add during the summer coming off of disappointing springtime growth that raised questions about its ability to cope with high-powered competition from Apple and Disney. By Michael Liedtke. UPCOMING: 130 words after release around 4 p.m., then expanded.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    MUSIC-DOVE-AWARDS _ Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigns at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    BBN--NLCS _ As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark's infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship Series trophy overhead, to the delight of loud, delirious fans still in the stands. Who would have thought this was possible five months ago, when the team was flailing, trade talk was swirling around Washington and folks figured Martinez's job was in jeopardy?. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.

    BBA--ALCS _ Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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