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    NEW/DEVELOPING

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    PLACIDO DOMINGO-INVESTIGATION _ The Los Angeles Opera says it will investigate allegations of sexual harassment against opera star Placido Domingo that were revealed in a recent AP story. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

    LSU-ARMED INTRUDER _ Officials at Louisiana State University say there were no shots fired and no injuries after an armed intruder was reported on campus. But they call the situation "ongoing." SENT: 180 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

    Adds TRUMP-ECONOMY, TRUMP-GUNS, PHILADELPHIA POLICE COMMISSIONER, TRUMP-GOOGLE, TRUMP-ROMANIA, POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH-DE BLASIO, CHILD SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS, RUSSIA-ROCKET EXPLOSION, AP EXPLAINS-US-CHINA TRADE-HUAWEI.

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    TOP STORIES

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    TRUMP-ECONOMY _ President Donald Trump acknowledges his aggressive China trade policies could mean economic pain for the U.S. but insists they’re needed for more important long-term benefits. He says he doesn’t expect a recession but is considering tax-cut options to promote growth. By Kevin Freking and Josh Boak. SENT: 610 words, photos, video. With ECONOMY-CONSUMERS _ Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on consumers. SENT: 570 words, photo.

    TRUMP-GUNS _ President Trump insists the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases and notes many of his supporters "are strong believers in the Second Amendment," in another sign he is backing away from supporting expanded checks. By Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 880 words by 7 p.m., photos.

    PHILADELPHIA POLICE COMMISSIONER _ Philadelphia's police commissioner is resigning amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination, the mayor says. Details on the allegations against others in the force weren't made public. SENT: 210 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

    RELIGIOUS RIGHT-WISH LIST _ When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists” of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise for fulfilling most of their goals. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 970 words, photos.

    GREENLAND-GLACIERS ON THE EDGE _ Greenland is being hit hard this summer with record-shattering heat and extreme melt. It's as if Earth's refrigerator door has been left open, and it means a potentially large rise in the world's sea levels. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-WARREN _ Elizabeth Warren has made significant headway in a Democratic presidential primary otherwise notable for its stagnation. The Massachusetts senator has demonstrably improved her standing while her competitors have risen and dipped in the national conversation and polls. By Kathleen Hennessey and Elana Schor. SENT: 930 words, photos. (Replaces ELECTION 2020-WARREN CROWDS from 2 p.m. Digest.) Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

    FACEBOOK-PRIVACY UPDATE _ Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet - or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 700 words, photo.

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    TRUMP-DEMOCRATS-JEWS _ President Trump says any Jewish people who vote Democratic show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." SENT: 130 words.

    BREAST CANCER GENE _ More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommends. SENT: 650 words, photo.

    PEOPLE-LARRY KING _ Larry King files for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years. SENT: 110 words, photo.

    MLS EXPANSION-ST LOUIS _ Major League Soccer awards the next expansion franchise to St. Louis, where a new downtown stadium will be built and the team will begin play during the 2022 season. SENT: 740 words, photo.

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    TRUMP-GOOGLE _ President Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. By Technology Writer Rachel Lerman. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

    TRUMP-ROMANIA _ President Trump meets with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis as they explore ways to cooperate on defense and energy issues. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7 p.m.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    ITALY-POLITICS _ Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announces his resignation, blaming his decision to end his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious and politically ambitious deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini. SENT: 640 words, photos.

    KASHMIR-CRACKDOWN _ Some 2,300 people, mostly young male protesters, have been arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir during a lockdown and communications blackout. SENT: 900 words, photos.

    SYRIA _ The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulls out of a key rebel town as government forces advance in the area amid intense bombardment and airstrikes. SENT: 360 words, photo.

    RUSSIA-ROCKET EXPLOSION _ Russia resumes sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range. SENT: 840 words, photo.

    UNITED NATIONS-YEMEN-FRAGMENTATION THREAT _ The U.N. envoy for Yemen warns that fragmentation of the war-torn Arab nation "is becoming a stronger and more pressing threat." SENT: 780 words.

    BRAZIL-BUS-HOSTAGE _ An armed man takes dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatens to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shoot him dead in a four-hour standoff broadcast live on television. SENT: 820 words, photos, video.

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    NATIONAL

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    POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH-DE BLASIO _ Mayor Bill de Blasio's handling of the 2014 police killing of Eric Garner permanently poisoned his standing not only with officers, but many of the police reform activists who helped get him elected. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

    JEFFREY EPSTEIN-LAWSUITS _ Three women target the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and others in lawsuits that cite rape and other forced sex acts while he served a Florida jail sentence. SENT: 770 words, photo.

    ABORTION-GEORGIA _ Georgia asks a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure. SENT: 700 words.

    CHILD SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS _ The Boy Scouts face new sex abuse lawsuits in New York state from former members who say they were molested by adult Scout leaders. SENT: 300 words.

    ORGANIC FRAUD-DEATH _ A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, days after he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. SENT: 670 words.

    MASS SHOOTING THREATS-TRUCK DRIVER _ A truck driver is arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say. SENT: 600 words.

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    HEALTH/SCIENCE

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    AFRICAN SWINE FEVER-VACCINE _ Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. SENT: 690 words, photos.

    INDIA-MOON MISSION _ An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month begins orbiting the moon as it approaches the lunar south pole to study previously discovered water deposits. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    AP EXPLAINS-US-CHINA TRADE-HUAWEI _ U.S. sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt? SENT: 720 words, photos.

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    SPORTS

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    T25-AP PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM _ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 490 words, photos.

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    ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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    FRIENDS ANNIVERSARY-FAN FUN _ Could we be any more excited? “Friends” fans are nuts for merchandise and experiences celebrating the iconic sitcom’s 25th anniversary. There are pop ups and furniture, jewelry and even a Lego set of Central Perk. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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