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    Adds: CONGRESS-IRAN, CHELSEA MANNING, CONGRESS-HEALTH CARE, MIGRANT INFLUX-FLORIDA, ELDERLY DEATHS-MURDER SUSPECT, CONGRESS-SAUDI WRITER KILLED, OBIT-BRANDY FOSTER, FOAM-ENCASED KITTEN, LUNCH LADY-JOB LOST, BRITAIN-WINE MIX-UP.

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    EUROPE YOUNG AND FAR RIGHT _ Europe’s far-right parties are wooing the young in this month’s elections. The demographic has spurned them for generations, but The Associated Press found that young voters are moving to the right further and faster than their elders. Far-right parties are also fielding candidates in their 20s and early 30s to woo the young. And they are using aggressive social media campaigns playing on themes favored by white supremacists in the U.S. The message appears to be hitting home in some countries. By Lori Hinnant. SENT: 2,110 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: _ EUR Far Right Youth (CR) _ Europe's far-right wooing the young. An abridged version of 1,120 words has also been sent.

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    UNITED STATES-IRAN-TRUMP _President Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not a path to war with Iran. His tone contrasts with a series of moves by his hawkish top foreign policy team, led by national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that have sharply escalated tensions in the Middle East. By Deb Riechmann and Matthew Lee. UPCOMING: 940 words, photos by 7 p.m. With CONGRESS-IRAN _ Congressional leaders receive a classified briefing on Iran as members of both parties demand more information. SENT: 390 words, photos.

    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS-SECURITY _ A Yemen rebel drone strike this week on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International Airport, among the world's busiest. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 940 words, photos. WITH: PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch "surgical" strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S. boosts its military presence in the Persian Gulf. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

    TRUMP-IMMIGRATION _ Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump says he wants to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he does _ aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs. By Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

    TRUMP-DE BLASIO _ He is deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers, savaged on the cover of the city’s tabloids and fights with the press that covers him. He also believes he can be elected president in 2020. That's Donald Trump. And that's Bill de Blasio. The two engage in some trash talk as de Blasio joins the presidential race and Trump heads to his hometown to scoop up some campaign cash. By Jonathan Lemire and Karen Matthews. SENT: 870 words, photos. WITH: ELECTION 2020-BILL DE BLASIO _ New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    ABORTION REGULATIONS-LAWSUITS _As abortion opponents cheer the passage of fetal heartbeat laws and other bans on the procedure, abortion-rights groups have been waging a quieter battle in courthouses around the country to overturn less direct restrictions passed in recent years. At least a dozen lawsuits have been filed over the last two years challenging what abortion-rights groups call TRAP laws, Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers.. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 930 words, photos.

    PREGNANT WOMAN SLAIN-BABY TAKEN _ A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into. By Caryn Rousseau and Don Babwin. SENT: 500 words, photos. WITH: FETAL-ABDUCTION_ The crime is rare, but it’s common enough to have a name: fetal abduction. SENT: 530 words, photo.

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    LUNCH LADY-JOB LOST _ Cafeteria worker says she lost job for giving boy free lunch. SENT: 500 words.

    OBIT-BRANDY FOSTER _ Jodie Foster's mother and former manager Brandy dies at 90. SENT: 280 words, photos.

    JIMMY CARTER-HEALTH _ Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip. SENT: 250 words, photo.

    FOAM-ENCASED KITTEN _ Spray foam-encased kitten rescued by Oregon garbage worker. SENT: 260 words, photos.

    BRITAIN-WINE MIX-UP _ My kind of mix-up: $5,760 bottle of wine served by mistake. SENT: 180 words.

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    CONGRESS-HEALTH CARE _ Democrats push legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices toward House passage, advancing a bill that seems engineered with next year's elections in mind and has no chance of surviving in the Senate. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words with House vote by 7 p.m.

    CONGRESS-SAUDI WRITER KILLED _ The Turkish fiancée of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi is asking U.S. lawmakers to launch an investigation into his killing and bring those responsible to justice. SENT: 120 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m.

    MALWARE ATTACKS _ Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities announce. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 710 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-INSLEE CLIMATE _ Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee pitches a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront of White House hopefuls pushing for sweeping action to combat the causes and effects of a warming planet. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 775 words, photo.

    CONGRESS-DEMOCRATS-MUELLER REPORT _ Live, from a tiny parlor in the Capitol, House Democrats are reading aloud nearly 400 pages of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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    VENEZUELA _ Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving Venezuela's crisis accelerated on Thursday as the government and opposition sent envoys to negotiate in Norway, though the two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick solution. SENT: 850 words, photos.

    OBIT-TALMADGE _ Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has died. He was 57. Talmadge died this week in Japan after suffering a heart attack while running. SENT: 1,375 words, photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    CHELSEA MANNING _ Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury, even after telling a judge she'd rather "starve to death" than cooperate with prosecutors. SENT: 610 words, photos.

    MIGRANT INFLUX-FLORIDA _ Officials in South Florida say they are frantically preparing for an influx of immigrants being sent by the federal government as the number camped along the U.S. Mexico border grows rapidly. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    ELDERLY DEATHS-MURDER SUSPECT _ A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least six other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS _Five more state attorneys general have announced legal filings seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the leading cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. SENT: 960 words, photo.

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    HEALTH & SCIENCE

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    OBESITY SURGERY-TEENS _Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have it resolve other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, a study finds. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 480 words, photo.

    LUNCH SHAMING _ Denying children a hot meal apparently isn't a popular way for schools to deal with unpaid lunch money. After a flood of angry Facebook comments and phone calls, a Rhode Island district last week abandoned its plan to serve cold sandwiches to students whose families owe money. "The outcry was global," said Catherine Bonang of Warwick Public Schools. By Food & Health Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 910 words, photo.

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    TRUMP’S OTHER TRADE WARS _ President Donald Trump’s duels with China over technology, with Mexico and Canada over North American trade and with Europe over auto tariffs have commanded a global spotlight. But his trade warriors are fighting dozens of more obscure battles, too, over laminated woven sacks from Vietnam, olives from Spain and rubber bands from Thailand, among many others. The Trump administration has launched no fewer than 160 investigations into allegations that its trading partners dump products at cut-rate prices or unfairly subsidize their exporters _ a 220% jump from the number of cases the Obama administration pursued in the same time in office. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

    ISRAEL-FACEBOOK _ Facebook said it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that the tech giant had purged 65 Israeli accounts, 161 pages, dozens of groups and four Instagram accounts. SENT: 940 words, photo.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    TV-BIG BANG THEORY-FINALE _ The television adventures of the lovable misfits of "The Big Bang Theory" come to an end after 12 seasons. By AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. UPCOMING: 530 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP _ Tiger Woods goes for the second leg of the Grand Slam after his Masters win when the PGA Championship begins in its new slot on the golf calendar at Bethpage Black. Brooks Koepka is the defending champ and Jordan Spieth goes for a career Grand Slam. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7:30 p.m.

    BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-WARRIORS _ With Kevin Durant again out, the champion Golden State Warriors try to go up 2-0 on the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. Portland needs to tighten its defense and cut down on the open looks by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m.

    HKN--BRUINS-HURRICANES _ The Bruins can sweep the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final. Boston has won six straight playoff games and is getting excellent play from goalie Tuukka Rask, who has stopped 85 of 90 shots in this series. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

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