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    Adds POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS-CHARGES, NORTH DAKOTA BODIES-COFFEE CLUB, MORMON TEMPLE RENOVATION, PERU-ALAN GARCIA, MUSIC-Q&A--JIMMY PAGE.

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    COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER-LOOKING BACK _ Would one of them have discovered a cure for cancer? Become an NBA star? Traveled the world and learned from its people? An AP journalist who covered the deadly Columbine High School shooting 20 years ago wonders about the lives unlived. By Ted Anthony. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER-AP WAS THERE (sent).

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    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS _ The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issues a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as Democrats intensify their investigation of President Donald Trump but stop short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-WHAT YOU MISSED _ Hidden inside the 448-page special counsel’s report are fascinating revelations about a wide range of characters. SENT: 1,140 words, photos. Additional digest lines below. For full coverage: https://apnews.com/TrumpInvestigations

    TRUMP _ President Trump laces into current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House is untrue. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MEDIA _ Special counsel’s report reveals that what Trump and his team often derided as "fake news" wasn't so fake after all. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    FRANCE-NOTRE DAME FIRE _ Architects and construction workers have now stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters are leaving the site. Meantime, the cathedral's rector says a "computer glitch" may have been behind the rapidly spreading blaze that devastated the 850-year-old architectural masterpiece. By Nicolas Vaux-Montagy and Sylvie Corbet. SENT: 950 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-BIDEN _ Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 high-profile Democrats. By Julie Pace, Thomas Beaumont and Meg Kinnard. SENT: 660 words, photos.

    SHACKLED CHILDREN _ A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds are sentenced to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy. By Brian Melley. SENT: 1,000 words, video, photos. With SHACKLED CHILDREN-STATEMENT EXCERPTS (sent).

    IMMIGRATION-FAMILY DETENTION _ President Trump's administration regularly complains about having to "catch and release" migrants. But at the same time, his administration has stopped using one of three family detention centers to hold parents and children. It also left almost 2,000 beds unused at the other two. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    FLU SEASON _ Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. By Medical Writer Mike Stobbe. SENT: 370 words, photos.

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    TRUMP FAMILY-WHITE POWDER _ A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons and others is been sentenced to five years of probation. SENT: 640 words, photos.

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIGHT _ A South Carolina prosecutor says the investigation into the death of a 5th-grader last month has found that it was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student. SENT: 250 words, photo.

    OBIT-LORRAINE WARREN _ Paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting helped inspire such films as "The Conjuring," has died. She was 92. SENT: 470 words, photo.

    OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING-SURVIVOR TREE _ Science is helping make sure that the DNA of the Oklahoma City bombing “Survivor Tree” will live on. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    PEOPLE-MICHELLE WILLIAMS _ Actress Michelle Williams and musician Phil Elverum have separated after less than of marriage. SENT: 120 words, photo.

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    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-NUMB YET? _ For two years there’s been the drip-drip of the ongoing Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet of President Trump assailing it. The steady drip of revelations worked in Trump’s favor because it diluted the “wow” factor of the damaging Mueller report. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-SANDERS _ White House press secretary’s credibility is in the spotlight after the Mueller report revealed that she admitted that a claim she made was "not founded on anything." SENT: 230 words, photos.

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    UNITED STATES-JAPAN _ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejects a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Trump's top negotiator. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 920 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-VIRTUAL VISITS _ Rural Nevada, which sits much farther west than the other two early voting states, is creating a virtual presidential campaign trail. SENT: 790 words, photo. With MICHAEL BENNET-CANCER _ Sen. Michael Bennet has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, clearing the way for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, his office says (sent).

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    VATICAN-GOOD FRIDAY _ Pilgrims and tourists flock to the Colosseum for the Way of the Cross procession to join Pope Francis for a Good Friday night ritual in Rome. SENT: 280 words, photos.

    UKRAINE-ELECTION _ A comedian who is the front-runner in Ukraine's presidential race and the incumbent fighting to retain his job trade accusations in a debate at a sports stadium, just two days before the election. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    CONGO-EBOLA _ Attackers storm a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and kill a doctor. SENT: 550 words, photo.

    NIRELAND-JOURNALIST KILLED _ Police in Northern Ireland search for multiple suspects in the death, probably by a stray bullet, of a journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry. SENT: 640 words, photos.

    PERU-ALAN GARCIA _ Crowds gather in the Peruvian capital for the funeral procession of former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself after authorities arrived at his home to arrest him for alleged involvement in a corruption case. SENT: 310 words, photos. With PERU-FORMER PRESIDENT _ Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski. SENT: 110 words, photo.

    BANGLADESH-GIRL'S DEATH _ Dozens of protesters demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her school principal. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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    SEVERE WEATHER _ Strong storms roar across the South after killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across four states. SENT: 600 words, photos. With HURRICANE MICHAEL-UPGRADE _ Hurricane Michael, which hit the Florida Panhandle last fall, gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status. SENT: 640 words, photos.

    POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS-CHARGES _ When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder? SENT: 780 words, photos.

    MORMON TEMPLE RENOVATION _ An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    NORTH DAKOTA BODIES-COFFEE CLUB _ The four victims of a workplace attack are being remembered as members of an informal "coffee club" that loved to get together before the workday started to share fellowship. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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    FACEBOOK-FTC-ZUCKERBERG _ Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. SENT: 370 words.

    ANCESTRY-AD BACKLASH _ Ancestry.com is apologizing after an ad for the DNA testing company that showed a white man and black woman discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era drew widespread criticism online. SENT: 460 words.

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    MUSIC-Q&A--JIMMY PAGE _ Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page discusses the band's legacy, why its music has endured and prospects for another reunion concert. SENT: 660 words, video, photos.

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