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    Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

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    Adds IMMIGRATION-PUBLIC BENEFITS, ELECTION 2020-HARRIS, GERMANY-FAR RIGHT, OHIO SHOOTING, FATAL FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED, CBS-VIACOM-REUNION.

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    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-PLACIDO DOMINGO _ Eight singers and a dancer accuse opera superstar Placido Domingo of sexual harassment. Some of the women tell the AP that he tried to pressure them into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then punished them professionally when they refused his advances. By Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 5,260 words, photos. Abridged version also available. TOP VIDEO: US Misconduct Domingo (CR) _ Opera legend Domingo accused of harassment. With SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-PLACIDO DOMINGO-REAX _ Concerts canceled, investigation opened. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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    US-CHINA TRADE _ Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying some import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether. By Economics Writers Paul Wiseman and Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 1,000 words, photo. With FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Stocks rebound on U.S. plan to delay some China tariffs. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ Riot police clash briefly with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport in a chaotic end to a second day of demonstrations that caused mass cancellations and disruptions at the Chinese city's busy transport hub. Protesters say they plan to return to the airport early Wednesday. By Yanan Wang and Katie Tam. SENT: 1,420 words, photos, video.

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN _ The warden at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life over the weekend is removed and two guards who were supposed to be watching the financier are placed on leave while federal authorities investigate the death. By Jim Mustian, Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 510 words, photos.

    TRUMP-CONSPIRACY THEORIES _ With a pair of weekend retweets, President Donald Trump amplified an unfounded conspiracy theory. It was hardly the first time. The president of the United States has a long history of spreading and publicly elevating lies, falsehoods and conspiracy theories. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. SENT: 820 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-RACE _ Democratic presidential contenders are calling Trump a racist and white supremacist. But that wasn’t enough to defeat him three years ago, and whether it will matter remains an open question for Democrats headed into 2020. By National Writer Errin Haines. SENT: 910 words, photos.

    ENDANGERED SPECIES-WING AND A PRAYER _ The majestic monarch, its distinctive orange and black wingspan familiar to many, is in trouble. Farming and other human development have eradicated much of the milkweed the butterflies need to feed, so much so that its numbers have plummeted 90 percent over about the last two decades. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 1,300 words, video, photos.

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    HEAT WAVE _ States from Texas to South Carolina are under heat advisories and warnings, when it felt like 119 degrees (48 Celsius) in West Memphis, Arkansas. Forecasters see the chance for even more scorching conditions. SENT: 590 words, photos.

    PEOPLE-CHRIS CUOMO _ CNN says it completely supports anchor Chris Cuomo after video surfaced of him threatening to push a man down some stairs during a confrontation after the man apparently called him "Fredo." SENT: 200 words, photo.

    NERDWALLET-MILLENNIAL MONEY-CELLPHONE SECURITY _ You carry your smartphone everywhere. But the way you use it could leave you vulnerable to specific forms of identity theft. SENT: 840 words, photo.

    PEOPLE-TODD CHRISLEY-INDICTMENT _ A federal grand jury in Atlanta indicts reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from "Chrisley Knows Best" from the IRS. SENT: 800 words, photos.

    US OPEN-COCO GAUFF _ Coco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida has received a wild-card entry for the U.S. Open's main draw. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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    TRUMP-ECONOMY _ President Trump seeks to take credit for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

    MASS SHOOTINGS-DEMOCRATS _ Democrats press President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on several fronts to take action on curbing guns and white supremacists. SENT: 730 words, video, photos.

    TRUMP ENERGY PLAN-LAWSUIT _ A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states sues the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants. SENT: 680 words, photos. With IMMIGRATION-PUBLIC BENEFITS _ San Francisco, Santa Clara counties file law challenging the Trump administration's new immigration rules. SENT: 430 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-HARRIS _ A Q&A interview with presidential candidate Kamala Harris aboard her campaign bus during her five-day swing through Iowa. By Juana Summers. UPCOMING: 800 words by 7 p.m., photos. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

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    NATIONAL

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    OHIO SHOOTING _ Investigators are split on whether the Dayton shooter intentionally killed his sister, who was one of the first nine he killed, the city's police chief says. SENT: 500 words, photos. With OHIO SHOOTING-TIMELINE (sent).

    WOODSTOCK-MANSON _ Timing alone ensured that Woodstock and Charles Manson would be joined in memory, opposing codas to a decade endlessly debated and obsessed over. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    CALIFORNIA OFFICERS SHOT _ A driver stopped by police pulls out a rifle and opens fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others during a shootout on a freeway overpass. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    FATAL FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED _ There weren't enough working smoke detectors at a Pennsylvania home day care center where a fire killed five children, the fire chief say. SENT: 180 words, photos.

    COLORADO RIVER-DROUGHT TECHNOLOGY _ Researchers and farmers across the U.S. Southwest are experimenting with drones, special cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of irrigation water from the vital but beleaguered Colorado River. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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    RUSSIA-ROCKET EXPLOSION _ The Russian military tells residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancels the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by a missile explosion that led to a brief spike in radiation. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    KASHMIR _ Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir run short of essentials as an unprecedented security lockdown keeps people indoors for a ninth day. SENT: 650 words, photos.

    GERMANY-FAR RIGHT _ A quarter-century after first dipping his toes in Germany's far-right waters, Andreas Kalbitz is sailing them to one of the political faction's bigger triumphs. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    CBS-VIACOM-REUNION _ CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their television networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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    CONGO-EBOLA-TREATMENTS _ Two Ebola patients who were treated with new drugs in the city of Goma in eastern Congo have been declared cured. SENT: 580 words.

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    FILM-Q&A-FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA _ In a wide-ranging interview, Francis Ford Coppola looks back on the making of “Apocalypse Now,” which will return to theaters in a new “final” cut Friday. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,800 words, photos.

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