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    Adds FRANCE-NOTRE DAME-BURNING BY THE MINUTE, ZINKE-GOLD MINING, IMMIGRATION-MIGRANT DETENTION, PALESTINIANS-US, APPLE-QUALCOMM, PELVIC MESH-SAFETY BAN, NETFLIX-RESULTS.

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    FRANCE-NOTRE DAME FIRE _ The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument's "most precious treasures," including the relic revered as Jesus' Crown of Thorns, officials say. By Samuel Petrequin and Thomas Adamson. SENT: 1,280 words, photos, videos. With FRANCE-NOTRE DAME FIRE-SAVED AND LOST _ What was lost, what was saved from the fire. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    FRANCE-NOTRE DAME-BURNING BY THE MINUTE _ Fueled by a network of ancient wooden beams, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame’s rooftop toward the cathedral’s iconic spire. Far below, their vision obscured by fumes and tears, firefighters, priests and municipal workers passed treasures hand-to-hand, hoping the speed of desperation could outrun the flames. They had 66 minutes to save centuries of priceless relics and artwork. By Lori Hinnant. SENT: 850 words, photos.

    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-REDACTIONS _ The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out Thursday for everyone to see. But not all of it. The Democrats' demands for a full, unredacted version of Robert Mueller's report are likely to prompt a political and legal battle that could last months, if not much longer. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-REBUTTAL _ President Donald Trump's lawyers are putting the finishing touches on a rebuttal to the Mueller report. SENT: 120 words, photo.

    VENEZUELA _ Red Cross volunteers distribute the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery of aid to force President Nicolás Maduro from power. By Christopher Torchia and Christine Armario. SENT: 870 words, photos.

    COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER _ The students who survived the deadly shooting at Columbine High School 20 years ago are adults now, some with children of their own. Some suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, and others have struggled with panic disorders and addiction. Some have found that a child beginning school is a trigger for their own pain that's linked to the trauma of April 20, 1999. By Kathleen Foody, Allen G. Breed and P. Solomon Banda. SENT: 1,600 words, photos. Abridged version also available. With COLUMBINE-LOCKDOWN _ Authorities say they are looking for a woman suspected of making threats on Columbine High. SENT: 160 words; COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER-SCHOOL SAFETY POLL _ Many parents have only tepid confidence in ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to AP-NORC poll. SENT: 1,250 words, photos; ELECTION 2020-JOHN HICKENLOOPER-MASS SHOOTINGS _ Former Colorado governor meets with Columbine survivors. SENT: 470 words, photos; COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER-PHOTO GALLERY (sent).

    UNITED STATES-CUBA _ Stepping up pressure on Cuba, President Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign companies that have benefited from Cuba's seizure of American companies after the 1959 revolution. The move marks a change in more than two decades of U.S. policy on Cuba. By Deb Riechmann and Michael Weissenstein. SENT: 700 words, photo.

    FUTURE OF PRIMARY CARE _ Patients have so many choices for care now as telemedicine and other options grow. And some question how much they still need a regular doctor. A survey last year found more than a quarter of adults don't have a primary care doctor. That total jumps to 45% for those under age 30. By Health Writer Tom Murphy. SENT: 870 words, photos.

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    NOTRE DAME FIRE-YOUTUBE _ YouTube might need a few more humans. The machines whose job is to tamp down conspiracy theories are not cutting it just yet. SENT: 560 words, photo.

    BOSTON MARATHON-CRAWL TO FINISH _ A Marine veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago. SENT: 320 words, photo.

    MEDIA-FOX-SANDERS _ Sen. Bernie Sanders takes heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. But it turns out to be the most-watched town hall of the campaign season so far. SENT: 700 words, photo.

    JD-CHINESE BILLIONAIRE ARRESTED _ A woman who says JD.com founder Richard Liu raped her in Minneapolis is suing the Chinese billionaire and his company. SENT: 500 words.

    PEOPLE-HODA KOTB _ "Today" show co-anchor Hoda Kotb tells her colleagues that she has adopted a second child. SENT: 60 words, photo.

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    MORE ON NOTRE DAME FIRE

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    REBUILDING NOTRE DAME _ Notre Dame is not the first historic cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won't be the last. In a sense, that is good news: A global army of experts and craftspeople can be called on for the long, complex process of restoring the gutted landmark. SENT: 920 words, photos. With FRANCE-NOTRE DAME-BILLIONAIRE V BILLIONAIRE _ Two of France's richest men and longtime rivals are once again pitted against each other _ this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. SENT: 570 words, photos; NOTRE DAME-BREYER _ Among those watching fire rip through Notre Dame was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who chairs a top international prize in architecture. UPCOMING: 300 words by 7 p.m., photo.

    NOTRE DAME FIRE-FRANCE UNITES _ The disfigurement of Notre Dame felt like a body blow to the French, as impossible to stomach as the eternal loss to New York of its Twin Towers. But the fire that consumed the cathedral's roof and spire also provoked an outpouring of unity. SENT: 910 words, photos.

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    ELECTION 2020-PETE BUTTIGIEG _ Fresh off his official 2020 presidential announcement, Pete Buttigieg heads to central Iowa for a town hall event. UPCOMING: 760 words by 7 p.m., photos.

    ELECTION 2020-CELEBRITIES _ From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities line up to give money to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m., photos.

    ZINKE-GOLD MINING _ Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year part-time post with a gold-mining firm that's pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago. SENT: 810 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-IOWA _ Flood damage along Iowa’s western border demonstrates the opportunities and challenges local issues can pose for Democratic presidential candidates. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    IMMIGRATION-MIGRANT DETENTION _ The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    GIRL TOSSED OF BRIDGE _ Jury finds Florida man guilty of first-degree murder for dropping 5-year-old daughter off bridge into bay. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

    POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS-BLUE WALL _ Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman is shining a light on officers’ actions at the scene and raised questions about whether they were trying to protect one of their own. SENT: 980 words, photo.

    HOLLINGS FUNERAL _ Mourners say goodbye to South Carolina's Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of the last larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated the politics of the South. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    PALESTINIANS-US _ The new Palestinian prime minister accuses the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and says an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." SENT: 830 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/TECH

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    APPLE-QUALCOMM _ Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm settle a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 390 words, photos.

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    HEALTH/SCIENCE

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    PELVIC MESH-SAFETY BAN _ U.S. health regulators halt sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients' reports of injuries and complications from the implants. By Health Writer Matthew Perrone. SENT: 560 words.

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    SPORTS

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    SEAHAWKS-WILSON EXTENSION _ Russell Wilson is now the NFL's highest-paid player. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback agrees a $140 million, four-year extension. His per year average of $35 million tops that of Aaron Rodgers' $33.5 million. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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    NETFLIX-RESULTS _ Netflix's popularity is still booming, even as the video streaming service rolls out it biggest U.S. price increases and girds for new challenges from Walt Disney and Apple. SENT: 540 words, photo.

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