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    NEW/DEVELOPING

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    Adds SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING-REFORMS, DE BLASIO-CUBA SLOGAN, CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY, CLIMATE CONFLICT-OREGON, OREGON-WALKOUT-WHAT’S AT STAKE, TRUMP-TILLERSON, TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT, COLLEGES-WHITE SUPREMACISTS, ARGENTINA-SEX ABUSE, TURKEY-ISTANBUL MAYOR, NIPSEY HUSSLE, SATURN MOON MISSION. Removes MIGRANT BORDER DEATHS-JOURNALIST, which will not move this cycle.

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

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    TOP STORIES

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    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _The Democrats' second presidential debate in two nights features four of their top five candidates - according to early polling, at least - none with more to lose than former Vice President Joe Biden, who has party establishment backing but faces an increasingly restive and liberal base. By Juana Summers and Steve Peoples. SENT: 960 words, photos. UPCOMING: Debate starts at 9 p.m. With ELECTION 2020-BUTTIGIEG _ Pete Buttigieg has been the early darling of the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, but a hometown crisis has diminished the buzz. SENT: 1,080 words, photo; ELECTION 2020-DEBATE-FACT CHECK and ELECTION 2020-DEBATE-TAKEAWAYS (upcoming by midnight).

    SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING _ The Supreme Court deals a huge blow to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain in a ruling that could embolden political line-drawing after the 2020 census. The court’s conservative justices rule that federal courts have no role to play in the dispute over the practice known as partisan gerrymandering. By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko. SENT: 700 words, photos. With ELECTION 2020 SUPREME COURT_ Thursday's Supreme Court decision on partisan gerrymandering reignited calls from progressives for overhauling the high court. SENT: 830 words, photo. SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING-REFORMS _ The Supreme Court says it's up to the states to deal with partisan political mapmaking, and a number of them already are doing so with long-term redistricting reforms. SENT: 1,980 words, photo.

    SUPREME COURT-CENSUS CITIZENSHIP _ In a surprising move, the Supreme Court kept the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now. The question's opponents say there's no time to revisit the issue before next week's scheduled start to the printing of census forms. By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION _ The Democratic-controlled House sends President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate and Democratic moderates. By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    MEXICO-US-MIGRANT BORDER DEATHS _ The neighborhood left behind by a Salvadoran man and his toddler daughter who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas is a bedroom community where many people commute to the nearby capital. The notorious 18th Street gang is present here, though residents say violence and extortion have eased. But there's still poverty and a lack of jobs, and a local priest estimates that at least a third of his parishioners have left over the past decade, including young people and entire families, risking the dangerous journey in search of a better life in the United States. By Marcos Aleman. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

    IMMIGRATION-CHILD DETENTION _ Dozens of immigrant teens and children described being detained days or weeks by U.S. border authorities in frigid cells where flu-stricken youngsters in dirty clothes ran fevers, vomited and cried with no idea when they would be getting out. Their accounts were filed in federal court in Los Angeles by immigrant advocates seeking an emergency order to require immediate inspections of the Texas facilities and the prompt release of eligible children. By Cedar Attanasio, Amy Taxin And Astrid Galvan. SENT: 1,140 words, photos. With: IMMIGRATION-MEXICO VIOLENCE _ Immigrants who are seeking asylum in the U.S. but are stuck in Mexico border cities for lengthy periods under Trump administration policies say they are increasingly being put in harm’s way because of the rampant violence in Mexico. By Cedar Attanasio. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    DE BLASIO-CUBA SLOGAN _ New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. SENT: 410 words, photos.

    KILLING BY POLICE-TEXAS _ Texas police officer arrested on a murder charge after he fatally shot the driver of a pickup truck reported stolen. SENT: 520 words, photo.

    ARMED ROBBERY-EXONERATION _ A man convicted for a 2001 armed robbery in suburban New Orleans has been exonerated after serving more than 17 years behind bars. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    SOC--WWCUP-US-RAPINOE _ Megan Rapinoe apologizes for using coarse language in saying she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. SENT: 200 words, photo.

    NEIGHBOR DISPUTE-PIANO LESSONS _ Piano teacher gets to keep $40K in feud with noisy neighbor. SENT: 200 words.

    CAKE SLAYING _ Prosecutors say a Milwaukee father is accused of fatally punching his 5-year-old son because the boy ate some of the cheesecake he had gotten for Father's Day. SENT: 150 words.

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    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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    TRUMP_ President Trump is under pressure to take a firm stand against election interference Friday when he holds his first meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin since the special counsel found extensive evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. U.S. officials are on high alert for more interference next year. By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 820 words, photo. Developing with start of G20 meetings at 7:30 p.m. ET.

    CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY _ Alarmed by Russian interference in the 2016 election, the House approves a bill aimed at strengthening election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m.

    CONGRESS-IRAN _Political unease over the White House's tough talk against Iran is reviving questions about President Donald Trump's ability to order military strikes without approval from Congress. By Lisa Mascaro and Deb Riechmann. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. WITH: UNITED STATES-NATO-IRAN _ Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he came away with no firm commitments from NATO allies to participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against Iran. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 790 words, photos.

    TRUMP-TILLERSON _ Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cited an awkward encounter with President Trump's son-in-law in a restaurant as an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration, according to a transcript of a congressional hearing released. SENT: 790 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE-SPANISH _ The Democratic presidential hopefuls peppered their statements with Spanish during the first televised debate of the 2020 election, evoking praise from some Latino activists and eye rolls from others. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT _ A frail Paul Manafort shuffled into court in handcuffs and prison garb and pleaded not guilty to New York state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him behind bars even if President Donald Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election meddling. The former 2016 Trump campaign chairman turned twice-convicted federal inmate said he intends to challenge the state case under New York's strong double jeopardy protections. SENT: 690 words, photos, video.

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    MISSING STUDENT-UTAH _ Police investigating the case of a college student who went missing in Utah 10 days ago said that the owner of a home they searched in connection with the disappearance is a "person of interest" and that they are trying to find a mattress that had been inside his home. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

    CLIMATE CONFLICT-OREGON _ A parade of trucks and tractors circled the Oregon Capitol on Thursday in support of Republican lawmakers who have walked out to block emissions-lowering climate legislation in a political crisis that stretched into an eighth day. SENT: 590 words, photos, video. With OREGON-WALKOUT-WHAT’S AT STAKE (sent)

    ALMOND TARIFFS-CALIFORNIA-INDIA _ Along large swaths of California's lush central valley, almonds in the fuzzy hulls of tree leaves blow in the wind on thousands of acres of orchards. Thousands of miles away in India, customers browse the nut sections of busy street markets and grocery stores in search of the best almonds to use in curry dishes, health drinks, ice cream and many other recipes. Now the future of that market is uncertain. India this month imposed tariffs on almonds and 27 other American products in retaliation for the U.S. ending India's preferential trade status. SENT: 990 words, photos.

    STONEWALL AT 50 _ Fifty years ago, the Stonewall Inn was an underground gay bar where a police raid sparked a rebellion that fueled the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Today, it's still a bar, but a highly visible one. It's a landmark, and the patrons flocking in this week to honor the riots' legacy include a gay police officers' group. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    COLLEGES-WHITE SUPREMACISTS _ A new report says instances of white supremacist propaganda on college campuses trended higher in the recently completed academic year. SENT: 520 words.

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    ARGENTINA-SEX ABUSE _ A prosecutor said she is appealing a temporary travel permit for an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis who has been formally accused of sexually abusing two seminarians. SENT: 400 words, photo.

    TURKEY-ISTANBUL MAYOR _ The opposition candidate who won an Istanbul mayoral election that was voided weeks later, retook office in Turkey's largest city following his repeat win, a stunning victory he called a step toward repairing a damaged democracy. SENT: 360 words, photos.

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    HEALTH & SCIENCE

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    SATURN MOON MISSION _ NASA is sending a drone to explore Saturn's largest moon. Scientists have long considered Titan an attractive place to study whether it would be capable of supporting microbial life. SENT: 300 words, photo.

    FLU VACCINE _ U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a big disappointment. The vaccine didn't work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the flu season. Figures released Thursday show the vaccine was only 29% effective overall. By Medical Writer Mike Stobbe. SENT: 500 words.

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    BUSINESS/TECH

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    TWITTER-WARNING LABELS _ Presidents and other world leaders and political figures who use Twitter to threaten or abuse others could find their tweets slapped with warning labels. The new policy comes amid complaints from activists and others that President Donald Trump has gotten a free pass from Twitter to attack his enemies in ways they say could lead to violence. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 730 words, photo.

    ECONOMY-GDP _ The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    NIPSEY HUSSLE _Unsealed court transcripts show that rapper Nipsey Hussle and the man charged with killing him had a conversation about "snitching" shortly before the rapper was shot. SENT: 610 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    BBO--ALL-STAR STARTERS _ The starters for the All-Star Game are announced, with a new voting process possibly leading to some surprises for the July 9 showcase in Cleveland. Pitchers and reserves selected by the players and commissioner's office are announced Sunday. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Announcement at 7 p.m.

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