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    EUROPEAN ELECTIONS-JAILED CANDIDATES _ The most prominent jailed leader of Catalonia's separatist movement is vowing to take his fight to the European Parliament after being suspended as a lawmaker in Spain. An AP Interview by Joseph Wilson and Aritz Parra. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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    TOP STORIES

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    WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING _ Wisconsin man gets life sentence for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities for months until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held. By Amy Forliti and Todd Richmond. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

    BREXIT _ Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video. WITH: BREXIT-THE LATEST; BRITAIN-THERESA MAY-GLANCE; BRITAIN-THERESA MAY-TIMELINE; BRITAIN-THERESA MAY-PROFILE (all sent).

    CEO PAY _ Pay for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies climbed 7% last year, widening the gap between chief executives and their workers, whose pay did not rise as quickly. By Stan Choe. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, graphic. WITH: CEO PAY-SAY ON PAY _ Shareholders are still voting overwhelmingly in favor of big pay packages for CEOs, but there are more pockets of resistance eight years after “say on pay” became a mandatory exercise at annual meetings. SENT: 700 words, photos; CEO PAY-WOMEN; CEO PAY-TOP 10; CEO PAY-WOMEN-TOP 10; CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE; CEO PAY-BY INDUSTRY (all sent).

    TRUMP-TRANSGENDER HEALTH _ The Trump administration moves to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas such as the military to housing and education. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE _ Intelligence professionals and Democrats warn that President Donald Trump’s move to declassify material about the Russia investigation could endanger secret intelligence sources and allow his attorney general to paint a misleading picture about the roots of the probe. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 910 words, photos, video.

    ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST _ Even as abortion opponents celebrate passage of tough bans in several states, they are divided over making exceptions for victims of rape and incest. Many Republicans, including President Trump, support such exceptions. By David Crary. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. WITH: ABORTION-MISSISSIPPI _ Federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing; ABORTION-ALABAMA _ Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. SENT: 620 words, photos; ABORTION-MISSOURI _ Missouri’s governor signs one of the nation's most restrictive abortion bills, banning the procedure on or beyond eight weeks of pregnancy. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    FACES-D-DAY-PHOTO GALLERY _ Many had never before seen combat, but they were determined not to let down the men fighting next to them. These are the faces of D-Day veterans who are returning to Normandy for the 75th anniversary. SENT: 220 words, photos.

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    TV-ADAM LEVINE _ Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons. SENT: 150 words, photos.

    NOT REAL NEWS-PELOSI VIDEO _ Video footage of Pelosi at conference slowed down to make it seem as if she's slurring words. SENT: 430 words, photos.

    COLOMBIA-EXOTIC FROG BREEDER _ Conservationist saves rare frogs by beating traffickers at their own game. SENT: 880 words, photos.

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-BATALI _ Celebrity chef Mario Batali has pleaded not guilty to an allegation that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. SENT: 400 words, photos.

    NOAH'S ARK PARK-LAWSUIT _ Owners of Kentucky's Noah's ark attraction are demanding their insurance company bail them out after flooding caused nearly $1 million in property damage. SENT: 130 words, photo.

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    UNITED STATES-IRAN _ The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon says is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. By Susannah George and Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 880 words, photos, video. With UNITED STATES-SAUDI ARABIA _ The Trump administration invokes a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran. SENT: 640 words, photo.

    TRUMP-JAPAN _ With the threat of devastating U.S. auto tariffs looming, Japan is laying out a red carpet to welcome President Trump for a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

    WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE _ A new indictment against Julian Assange could further what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a U.S. court. SENT: 680 words, photos.

    CONGRESS-DISASTER AID _ A House GOP conservative complaining of Washington's free-spending ways blocks a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

    TRUMP-MILITARY PARDONS _ President Trump says he’s considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes, including headline-grabbing cases of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive. SENT: 860 words, photo.

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    NATIONAL

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    SEVERE WEATHER _ Major flooding along the Arkansas River will threaten communities from Tulsa into western Arkansas through the holiday weekend, officials say, as water released from an Oklahoma dam combines with additional rain in the forecast. SENT: 530 words, photos.

    BLACK MARKET MARIJUANA-COLORADO _ Authorities say they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling it out of state. SENT: 480 words, photos.

    OPIOIDS-BLACKMAIL INVESTIGATION _ A secretary at Iowa's school for juvenile offenders has been fired after using her job to illegally purchase pain pills from a former student who she says demanded monthly payments to keep quiet about the transaction. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 720 words.

    CAPE COD-SHARKS _ Tourist season on Cape Cod is opening this Memorial Day weekend with uncertainty after last year's two shark attacks. SENT: 910 words, photos.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    FRANCE-EXPLOSION _ An explosion on a busy street in Lyon injures seven people, and authorities can’t confirm reports it was a small package that exploded. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

    CHINA-TRADE _ China steps up war of words in tariff spat, accusing US of trying to 'colonize' global business. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Iran's foreign minister, under fire at home, in Pakistan on critically timed visit amid tensions with U.S. SENT: 970 words, photos.

    KENYA-GAY RIGHTS _ Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations, to dismay of many. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    EUROPEAN ELECTIONS-GREEN VOTE _ Concerns about climate change have prompted mass protests across Europe for the past year. For the first time, the issue is expected to have a significant impact on this week's elections for the European Parliament. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. WITH: EUROPEAN ELECTIONS-CLIMATE PROTESTS _ Protesters are holding rallies in several European Union countries to demand tougher action against global warming. SENT: 400 words, photos. EUROPEAN ELECTIONS _ Voters in Czech Republic and Ireland cast ballots to choose European Parliament representatives. UPCOMING: Developing.

    INDIA-ELECTIONS _ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party after his thunderous victory in national elections. SENT: 380 words, photos, video.

    NORTH KOREA-UNITED STATES _ North Korea says stalled nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what the North describes as unilateral demands for disarmament. SENT: 500 words, photo.

    TAIWAN-GAY MARRIAGE _ Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rush to get married the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect. SENT: 350 words, photos.

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    HEALTH & SCIENCE

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    ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES _ The head of the Army Corps of Engineers sends Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where it’s feared the aggressive invaders could crowd out native fish species. SENT: 650 words, photo.

    NFL-MLB DEATHS _ NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than major league baseball players, but the reasons are unclear. SENT: 460 words, photos.

    FDA-MOST EXPENSIVE MEDICINE _ U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby's muscle control and kills most within a couple years. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

    SPACEX LAUNCH _ SpaceX has launched 60 tiny satellites, the first of hundreds and even thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. SENT: 360 words, photos.

    POLICE-VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING _ Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people with autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.

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    BOEING-PLANE _ United Airlines cancels another month's worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. SENT: 450 words, photo.

    TESLA WOES-Q&A _ Tesla's bad news accelerates as Wall Street loses faith in growth prospects; a look at what happened and what might be in store. SENT: 800 words, photos.

    ARKANSAS NEWSPAPER-IPAD _ Arkansas' largest newspaper says it will discontinue daily print editions but will distribute free iPads to remaining digital subscribers. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY’S EDGE _ Crowd control is a priority for Disneyland before the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens this month. SENT: 800 words, photos.

    TV-VIDA _ The Starz drama 'Vida' returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    BKN--WARRIORS-CHAMPIONSHIP RUN _ Now that this group has reached a fifth-straight NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are determined to bring home a third consecutive championship. SENT: 990 words, photos.

    BKN-PAUL NEWBERRY-LEONARD’S MOMENT _ This is exactly what the Toronto Raptors had in mind when they went all-in on a championship this season, hoping that Kawhi Leonard would be the sort of elite player who could push them over the top even if he didn't hang around very long. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.

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