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    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _ Debate starts 9 p.m.

    GOLD CUP-PANAMA-US _ Game starts 9 p.m.




    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _ Democrats face off in the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, the unofficial starting line for the party's quest to wrest the White House from Donald Trump and deny him a second term. By Juana Summers and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,040 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. Debate begins 9 p.m. With ELECTION 2020-DEBATES-WOMEN _ The Democratic presidential candidates include more women than ever before. SENT: 950 words, photos, video; ELECTION 2020-DEBATE-FACT CHECK and ELECTION DEBATE-TAKEAWAYS (both upcoming, 500 words by midnight). Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom .

    MEXICO-US-MIGRANT-BORDER DEATHS _ The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at, but also tender for how they clung to each other in their final moments. By Marcos Alemani. SENT: 540 words, video, photos. With TRUMP-IMMIGRATION _ President Trump, Democrats blame each other for deaths of migrant father, toddler daughter. SENT: 720 words, photos, video; PHOTO-MIGRANTS-GLOBAL REACTION _ Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish. SENT: 900 words, photos. See more coverage plans below.

    IMMIGRATION-CHILD DETENTION _ U.S. officials open a Texas Border Patrol facility to journalists, offering the first inside glimpse of the station where migrant children were found living in squalid conditions with inadequate food, water and sanitation. By Cedar Attanasio. UPCOMING: 800 words by 6 p.m., photos. AP EXPLAINS-MIGRANTS AT THE BORDER _ What happens when migrants arrive at US border. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    PERSIAN GULF TENSIONS-THE STAKES _ Both Iran and the United States say they don’t want war. But unless one or the other changes course, the standoff appears headed for a collision that could trigger yet another Middle East conflict. Here’s a look at what’s at stake. By Robert Burns and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. With PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Iran's supreme leader says that Iranians will not change their stance following new U.S. sanctions. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    TRUMP _ The fun and flattery are largely over for President Trump as he embarks on his third overseas trip in a month, this time facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump heads first to Osaka, Japan, for the annual Group of 20 summit, then on to South Korea for consultations on North Korea's nuclear program. By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.

    NEWSPAPER SHOOTING A YEAR LATER _ Standing ovations. A surge in subscriptions. Hugs from random readers. At a time when journalists are being vilified as "the enemy of the people," staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper are feeling the embrace of a grateful community, one year after a gunman went on a newsroom rampage that left five of their colleagues dead in the worst attack on journalists in U.S. history. By Brian Witte. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




    CUBA GOODING-JR-GROPING-ALLEGATION _ A judge rejects Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working. SENT: 610 words, video, photos.

    WWCUP-TRUMP-RAPINOE _ President Trump calls out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe on Twitter for her comments about possible White House visit. SENT: 420 words, photo.

    GERMAN TOURISTS KILLED _ Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, are run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state say. SENT: 570 words, photos.

    GOLD CUP-PANAMA-US _ The U.S. men's national soccer team wraps up group play in the Gold Cup against Panama. Both clubs are already assured of advancing to the quarterfinals. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m.




    IMMIGRATION-FRANTIC PARENTS _ Attorneys for a 7-year-old girl in government custody have sent legal notice to the Justice Department demanding her release. One attorney says that for four days her parents have been told she's "in transit," moving from one government facility to the next. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

    HOMELAND SECURITY-TURMOIL _ The Department of Homeland Security has entered a new stage of dysfunction as the Trump administration continues to rearrange staff and push hardline rhetoric and policies that have failed to stop illegal border crossings. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 7 p.m., photos.

    CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION _ The GOP-led Senate passes a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. SENT: 970 words, photos, video.




    CONGRESS-CONWAY _ The House Oversight Committee approves a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne Conway as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. SENT: 660 words, photos.

    THE RECKONING-KAMALA HARRIS-CLERGY ABUSE _ Survivors of clergy abuse and their attorneys complain that presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was silent on the Catholic Church's abuse scandal when she was district attorney in San Francisco and later California's attorney general. SENT: 1,025 words, photo.

    TRUMP-FACT CHECK _ President Trump falsely accuses special counsel Robert Mueller of deleting messages that would support the president’s contention that the Russia investigation was out to get him. SENT: 710 words, photo. With CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE _ The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

    EPA-WEHRUM RESIGNATION _ A top Environment Protection Agency official who helped lead the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions is resigning amid a probe into whether he improperly aided former industry clients. SENT: 400 words.

    CONGRESS-SOCIAL MEDIA _ Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter face questioning by a House panel on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. SENT: 750 words, photo.




    MIDEAST-US PEACE PLAN _ The Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians cannot succeed without addressing the political elements of a Middle East deal, international financial chiefs and global investors say. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

    VENEZUELA _ Venezuelan officials say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government that included assassinating President Nicolas Maduro and his closest political allies. SENT: 290 words, photo.

    ISRAEL-POLITICS _ Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak is returning to politics, and forming a new party to take on Benjamin Netanyahu. SENT: 470 words, photo.

    GAMBIA-EX-PRESIDENT-RAPE _ A Gambian beauty pageant winner accuses the country's former dictator Yahya Jammeh of raping her four years ago, the latest allegation of human rights abuses committed by the ex-president now living in exile. SENT: 620 words, photo.

    EUROPE-WEATHER _ Torrid weather grips large parts of western and central Europe, setting June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic. SENT: 670 words, photos.




    PHILADELPHIA REFINERY _ The largest oil refinery on the East Coast says it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment. Analysts say consumers could see a rise in gas prices. SENT: 620 words, photos.

    NRA TURMOIL _ The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist resigns in another sign of infighting within the powerful gun lobbying group. SENT: 870 words, photos.

    TRAIN DERAILMENT-DISMAL SWAMP _ A coal train derails into the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about possible harm to various forms of wildlife, including endangered species. SENT: 620 words, photos.

    SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA _ Two more deputies are fired as a result of an investigation into the agency's response to the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people. SENT: 350 words, photo.




    BOEING-PLANE _ A new computer problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that will further delay the plane's return to flying after two deadly crashes, according to two people familiar with the matter. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Developing.




    HPV VACCINE _ A vaccine against cervical and other cancers should be recommended for both men and women up to age 26, a U.S. government advisory panel decides. By Medical Writer Mike Stobbe. SENT: 320 words.




    WWCUP-EUROPEAN DOMINANCE _ Europe is dominating the Women's World Cup with seven out of eight quarterfinalists as investment across the continent pays off. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. With TIM DAHLBERG-SOCCER RISING _ Column: 20 years after big US win, women's soccer still work in progress. SENT: 920 words, photos.




    OBIT-BOUNTY HUNTER'S WIFE _ Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show, dies after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 51. SENT: 650 words, photos.




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