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    Adds DEATH BEHIND BARS, HFR; UNITED STATES-CENTRAL AMERICA; BRANDED-WOMEN; STEEL PLANT-POLLUTION; UNITED NATIONS-WORLD POPULATION.

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    DEATH BEHIND BARS, HFR _ Medication withheld, cries for help ignored, routine checks neglected: With suicides a problem in many jails across the U.S., an AP/Capital News Service examination raises troubling questions about whether deaths could have been avoided with more training, better technology and fewer broken rules. By Sharon Cohen and Nora Eckert. SENT: 3,300 words, photos. For release at 12:01 a.m. Abridged version also available. With DEATH BEHIND BARS-Q&A, HFR _ Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails. SENT: 830 words, photos. For release at 12:01 a.m.

    PAKISTAN-CHINA-TRAFFICKING _ Pakistani investigations are uncovering the extent of trafficking networks that sell young women into prostitution in China after tricking them into marriage with Chinese men. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 1,910 words, photos, video. Abridged version also available.

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    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official says, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington. By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,090 words, photos. With UNITED STATES-IRAN-TANKERS _ Pentagon releases photos that officials say show that members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks on oil tankers near Persian Gulf. SENT: 200 words, photos; AP EXPLAINS-IRAN-NUCLEAR _ A look at Iran's nuclear program, a year after Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 accord. SENT: 900 words, photos; PERSIAN GULF TENSIONS-TIMELINE (sent).

    UNITED STATES-IRAN _ The Trump administration finds itself in a diplomatically awkward position following Iran’s announcement that it will break the 2015 agreement with world powers that limited its nuclear program. The administration pulled out of the agreement last year, but now must ask European allies who stuck with it to demand that Iran stay in compliance. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 770 words, photos.

    TRUMP-POLLSTERS _ President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign parts ways with some of its pollsters after internal polling showing Trump trailing Democratic front-runner Joe Biden leaked. Trump and his aides first disputed the poll’s existence, then tried to discredit their own numbers before the firings. By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 900 words by 7 p.m., photos.

    EGYPT-MORSI _ Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapses in court while on trial and dies. The 67-year-old Morsi had just spoken from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warned that he had "many secrets" he could reveal. By Samy Magdy. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    RAPTORS PARADE _ Gunfire erupts during a rally for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, with two people shot and wounded and two others arrested, authorities say. Droves of fans _ among tens of thousands packed into Toronto’s City Hall square _ run in fear, turning the planned celebration into a stampede. By Robert Gillies. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

    STONEWALL AT 50 _ The 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York didn’t start the LGBT rights movement in the U.S., but it served as a vital catalyst in expanding activism nationwide. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 1,930 words, photos. Abridged version also available.

    OBIT-VANDERBILT _ Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, has died at 95. By Ula Ilnytzky. SENT: 1,440 words, photos.

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    NEWTOWN-SHOOTING-INFOWARS _ Lawyers for relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting allege conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent them electronic files containing child pornography. SENT: 140 words.

    PUPPY DOG EYES-EVOLUTION _ What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred pups that could pull off that appealing, sad look. SENT: 520 words, photos.

    BOY IMPALED-KANSAS _ A 15-year-old Kansas boy is impaled with a 10-inch knife just below his eye. Doctors say he's extremely lucky to survive. SENT: 330 words, video, photos.

    ELON MUSK-TWITTER _ Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble _ but then proceeds to keep it open. SENT: 430 words, photo.

    PEOPLE-MEGADETH _ Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. SENT: 130 words, photo.

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    CONGRESS-IMPEACHMENT POLITICS _ The decisions being made by House Democrats over whether to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump are personal, gut-wrenching and, at times, starkly political. UPCOMING: 930 words by 7 p.m., photos.

    UNITED STATES-CENTRAL AMERICA _ The Trump administration says it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States. SENT: 420 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-BUTTIGIEG _ Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg cancels several days of campaign events following the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the Indiana town where he serves as mayor. SENT: 800 words, video, photos.

    SUPREME COURT-VIRGINIA REDISTRICTING _ Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats as a result of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. SENT: 610 words, photos. With SUPREME COURT-SAME SEX WEDDING CAKE _ High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake; SUPREME COURT-DOUBLE JEOPARDY _ Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges (both sent)

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    HONG KONG-CHINA-XI’S DILEMMA-ANALYSIS _ The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful. Faced with huge and disruptive protests in Hong Kong, China blinked. An AP News Analysis. SENT: 760 words, photos. With CHINA-NORTH KOREA _ Chinese President Xi to make state visit to North Korea. SENT: 550 words, photo.

    SOUTH AMERICA-POWER OUTAGE _ The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raises serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America. SENT: 1,040 words, photos, video.

    EBOLA-OUTBREAK _ Kenya remains free from Ebola as test results show that a sick woman does not have the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while neighboring Uganda and Congo battle a stubborn outbreak of the disease. SENT: 430 words, photos.

    MEXICO-IMMIGRATION _ Mexico's government highlights the weekend "rescue" of nearly 800 migrants packed into semi-trailers, calling the operation proof that authorities are getting serious about combatting human smuggling. SENT: 850 words, photos.

    PARIS AIR SHOW _ Boeing executives apologize to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. SENT: 440 words, photos.

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    FEDERAL BUILDING-SHOOTING _ A masked gunman opens fire on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers, witnesses and authorities say. SENT: 350 words, video, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

    COSTCO SHOOTING _ Authorities pore through video to figure out how a confrontation between an off-duty Los Angeles police officer and a man described by family as mentally disabled ended in a deadly shooting in a Costco store. SENT: 590 words, photos.

    BRANDED-WOMEN _ A secret society billed as a "sisterhood" that would empower women instead was a scam used to put them under the control of the sex-crazed leader of a purported self-help group, a federal prosecutor says. SENT: 380 words, photo.

    STEEL PLANT-POLLUTION _ Another fire at U.S. Steel's massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocks a key pollution control system offline, triggering a health warning for the surrounding area. SENT: 420 words.

    FLOODING AND SEAFOOD _ It’s a bad year for people who make their living from seafood in Louisiana and Mississippi. Floodwaters carried down from the Midwest are killing oysters and driving crabs, shrimp and finfish out of bays and marshes and into saltier waters. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.

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    CHINA-HUAWEI _ Huawei's founder says revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years as a result of U.S. government actions against the Chinese telecom giant. SENT: 690 words, photos.

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    UNITED NATIONS-WORLD POPULATION _ The world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, the U.N. SENT: 630 words.

    CHILDHOOD WELL-BEING _ A report on childhood well-being shows the number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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    BOOKS-HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL _ A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. SENT: 670 words, photo.

    OBIT-ALAN BRINKLEY _ Alan Brinkley, an historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century, is dead at age 70. SENT: 900 words, photo.

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