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    TRUMP-DEMOCRATS _ House vote expected 7 p.m.




    NUCLEAR PLANTS-INSPECTIONS _ The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will look at cutting back on inspections of the country's nuclear reactors. Staff recommendations made public Tuesday would reduce the time and scope of annual inspections at the nation's 90-plus nuclear power plants. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m., photo.




    TRUMP-DEMOCRATS _ President Donald Trump calls on fellow Republicans to stick with him, "not show weakness" and oppose a House resolution condemning his tweets that urged four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. His comments, he insists, "were NOT Racist." By Alan Fram. SENT: 1,070 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 1,100 words after resolution vote, expected at 7 p.m. With TRUMP-DEMOCRATS-FACT CHECK _ In trying to make the case that Rep. Ilhan Omar loves terrorists, Trump put words in her mouth. SENT: 590 words, photos.

    IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM _ Hundreds of immigrants show up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. but face the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands. The policy went into effect Tuesday but draws a swift lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 850 words, photos. With AP EXPLAINS-ASYLUM RULES _ How Trump administration’s new asylum rule works. UPCOMING: 800 words by 6:30 p.m., photo.

    TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-ANALYSIS _ Go back where you came from. President Trump’s tweet Sunday did more than take a shot at four Democratic lawmakers of color. In just a few words, Trump summed up the backbone of his agenda _ one aimed at reducing the number of immigrants in the U.S. through fear and force. An AP News Analysis. By Colleen Long. SENT: 760 words, photos.

    POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH _ After years of silence, federal prosecutors say they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words _ "I can't breathe" _ became a national rallying cry against police brutality. By Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak, Colleen Long and Tom Hays. SENT: 900 words, photos. With POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH-OTHER CASES _ Officer in Eric Garner case won't be charged, but officers in other cases have not escaped prosecution. SENT: 940 words, photo; POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH-TIMELINE _ Timeline of key events in Eric Garner case. SENT: 620 words, photos.

    TRUMP-FAMILY PLANNING _ Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 840 words, photo. With PLANNED PARENTHOOD _ Planned Parenthood president forced out after only eight months. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

    MOON LANDING-ANNIVERSARY _ Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returns to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins has the spotlight to himself this time _ Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins says he wished his two moonwalking colleagues could have shared the moment at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, the departure point for humanity's first moon landing. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.




    R KELLY _ A federal judge orders R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released. SENT: 220 words, photos.

    MISSING GIRL-CAMPSITE _ A 2-year-old girl who wandered away from a woodland campsite in northern Michigan is reunited with her family more than 24 hours later. SENT: 360 words.

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE LOTTERY _ It’s not clear what’s the political equivalent to the first pick, but CNN this week brings the showmanship of sports draft lotteries to set the lineup for the second Democratic presidential debate. SENT: 480 words, photo.

    MISSISSIPPI CANDIDATES-WOMEN _ A second Republican man running for Mississippi governor says he won't meet alone with a woman who isn't his wife, even in a professional setting. SENT: 420 words, photos.

    SOUTH AFRICA-OBIT-CLEGG _ Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago, is dead at age 66. SENT: 660 words, photos.

    SPARKS-WILLIAMS-SUSPENDED _ Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams is suspended without pay by the WNBA for 10 games _ nearly a third of the season _ for a domestic violence incident. SENT: 410 words, photo.




    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS _ No votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun. UPCOMING: 920 words by 7 p.m., photos. With ELECTION 2020-O’ROURKE _ Beto O'Rourke’s campaign stumbles as other candidates seize on the issues that were supposed to be his strengths. SENT: 930 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-MARK SANFORD _ Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, stirs up the media by floating the possibility he would mount an uphill challenge to Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. SENT: 800 words, photo. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

    PENTAGON NOMINEE _ Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, tells his Senate confirmation hearing he is troubled by Turkey's decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

    CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION-LAWSUIT _ A judge formally bans a citizenship question from the 2020 census days after President Trump announced his administration would no longer seek to add it. SENT: 200 words.

    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE _ A federal judge bars Roger Stone from posting on social media after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order. SENT: 580 words, photos.

    SENATE FILIBUSTER _ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer opens the door to ending the filibuster, a procedural rule that requires 60 votes to steer most bills through the chamber, if Democrats take the Senate and White House in 2020. SENT: 380 words, photos.




    OPIOID LAWSUITS-DRUG DATA _ A federal judge overseeing more than 1,500 lawsuits filed by city and county governments against manufacturers, distributors and retailers over the opioid crisis orders the public release of data showing where prescription drugs were distributed nationally before 2013. SENT: 400 words.

    IMMIGRATION-ONE MAN'S JOURNEY _ Hundreds of Africans have joined Central American migrants on the long, dangerous journey to seek asylum in the U.S. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

    CHAPPAQUIDDICK-50 YEARS _It's been 50 years since the 1969 automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island that killed a woman and thwarted the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's presidential aspirations. SENT: 820 words, photos. With AP WAS THERE-CHAPPAQUIDDICK _ Sen. Kennedy's fateful crash on Chappaquiddick. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.




    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ The U.S. fears that Iran seized a UAE-based oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz after it turned off its tracker two days ago. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

    NKOREA-US-NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY _ North Korea suggests it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

    PERU-US-EX-PRESIDENT _ Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, is arrested in the United States following an extradition request. SENT: 300 words, photo.

    FRANCE-MINISTER RESIGNS _ The No. 2 official in the French government resigns following media reports that he has been living a lavish lifestyle at the expense of France's taxpayers. SENT: 550 words, photos.

    GREECE-AMERICAN KILLED _ A 27-year-old man is charged with murder and rape in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete. SENT: 350 words, photos.




    CONGRESS-BIG TECH _ Under withering criticism from senators, a Facebook executive defends the social network giant's ambitious plan to create a digital currency. By Business Writer Marcy Gordon. SENT: 810 words, photos, video.




    ALZHEIMER-WOMEN _ New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 610 words, photo.

    CONGO-EBOLA _ The U.N. health agency calls an emergency meeting on the Ebola outbreak after it spreads to a big Congo city. SENT: 130 words.




    EMMY NOMINATIONS _ HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashes its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations for its eighth and final season. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 900 words, photos. With EMMY NOMINATIONS-LIST (sent).

    COMIC-CON-PREVIEW _ The comic confab is turning 50 this year, and some mainstays reflect on its modest beginnings and whether it has gone "too Hollywood." By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




    BRITISH OPEN _ For someone who started the major season with a victory in the Masters, expectations remain mixed for Tiger Woods at the British Open. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 830 words, photos.




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