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    TOP STORIES

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    SYRIA _ Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northern Syria, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region begin to shift or crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces. By Mehmet Guzel. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. DEVELOPING. WITH: UNITED STATES-SYRIA _ U.S. troops scramble for Syria’s exits as the Trump administration weighs economic penalties on Turkey for a military invasion that has opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group. By Robert Burns. SENT: 1,000 words. UPCOMING: 1,050 words by 5 p.m., photos, video, audio. With EUROPE-SYRIA European Union nations are venting outrage at Turkey's offensive in northern Syria and are joining France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT _ Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, testifies to Congress behind closed doors, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 860 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, 890 words by 5 p.m., photos, video, audio. WITH: IMPEACHMENT-HUNTER BIDEN Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month. SENT: 855 words, photo.

    POLICE SHOOTING IN HOME-TRAINING _ The deadly police shooting of a woman in Fort Worth, Texas, has raised a multitude of questions about proper procedure for handling calls seeking a check of someone's home. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3:30 p.m. By Lisa Marie Pane. WITH: POLICE SHOOTING IN HOME-TEXAS _The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her 8-year-old nephew expressed outrage Monday that the officer has not been arrested or fired. By Jake Bleiberg. SENT: 680 words, photos, video.

    NUCLEAR TRANSPORTATION-TECHNOLOGY _ A fight is raging in the courts and Congress over where radioactive materials should be stored and how to safely get the dangerous remnants of decades of bomb-making and power generation to a permanent resting place. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 930 words, AP Photos. UNABRIDGED VERSION: 1,500 words. Only on AP.

    BREXIT _Britain and the European Union said divorce talks were making slow progress, as the U.K. government tried to look beyond Brexit with a wide-ranging policy platform read by Queen Elizabeth II in a pomp-filled ceremony. By Jill Lawless and Raf Casert. SENT: 870 words, photos. WITH Brexit-Week Ahead _ The next seven days look set to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in more than three years of Brexit drama and BRITAIN-POLITICS-QUEEN'S SPEECH (both sent.)

    NOBEL ECONOMICS _ Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University have won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t in the fight to reduce global poverty. By Paul Wiseman, Aleksandar Ljubojevic and Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 1,100 words. Developing.

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    INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY _ Some U.S. states are marking their first Indigenous Peoples' Day. SENT: 400 words, photos.

    COLUMBUS STATUE VANDALIZED _ A statue of Christopher Columbus in Rhode Island has been vandalized on the U.S. holiday named for him. SENT: 130 words, photos.

    NAKED MAN SHOT _ Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty. SENT: 500 words, photo.

    VATICAN-SCANDAL _ Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal. SENT: 580 words.

    SOUTH KOREA-POP STAR DEATH _ South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at her home. Sent: 200 words, photo.

    TEENS KILLED-FIERY CRASH _ 2 teens die when SUV crashes off overpass, onto train tracks. SENT: 300 words, photos.

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    TRUMP-VIOLENT VIDEO _ The White House says President Donald Trump "strongly condemns" a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, even though he hasn't watched it. The video, shown at a meeting of Trump supporters at his Miami resort, appears to have first been posted to a YouTube page in July 2018, where it has been viewed more than 100,000 times. By Jill Colvin and Amanda Seitz. SENT: 580 words. UPCOMING: 790 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _ Democrats prepare to debate at a pivotal moment in the campaign, as the impeachment controversy swirls, Elizabeth Warren gains traction and Bernie Sanders is under scrutiny following a heart attack. By Steve Peoples. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-SANDERS _ Bernie Sanders has released a major proposal to "end corporate greed and corruption" by requiring large companies to give ownership stakes to their workers. The proposal also would ensure that many of the nation's most profitable firms pay more in federal taxes and government authorities do more to target monopolies and halt mergers that may harm consumers. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1190 words, photo.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    SPAIN _ CATALONIA _ Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. SENT: 950 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to “kill or to harm” riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. Sent: 750 words, photos.

    UKRAINE-PROTESTS _ Around 10,000 far-right and nationalist activists are protesting in the Ukrainian capital. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    HAITI-POLITICAL CRISIS _ Haiti's embattled president faced a fifth week of protests as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign. SENT: 580 word, photos.

    SAUDIA ARABIA-RUSSIA _ Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Saudi Arabia, meeting with the oil-rich nation's king and crown prince as he seeks to cement Moscow's political and energy ties across the Mideast. SENT: 450 words, photos.

    ECUADOR _ Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

    JAPAN-TYPHOON-CLEANING UP _ Residents in this storm hit town north of Japan's capital are cleaning up after a powerful typhoon dumped massive rain and turned neighborhoods into swamps. SENT: 640 words, photos, video. WITH: ASIA-TYPHOON SENT: 650 words, photos.

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    NATIONAL

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    CALIFORNIA POWER SHUTOFF-WORTH IT? _ Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pre-emptively cut the power but by far the largest to date in the utility's effort to prevent a deadly wildfire sparked by its power lines. But do the power shut-offs actually prevent fires? By Jonathan J. Cooper and Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 950 words, photos.

    CENSUS-CITIZENSHIP _ The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked plans to include a citizenship question in its 2020 population count. The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, alarm civil rights activists. By Mike Schneider. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

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    SCIENCE/HEALTH

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    DONATING ORGANS _ Organ donation groups are under fire for letting organs go uncollected. An AP analysis finds some secure donors at half the rate of others. By Lauran Neergaard and Nicky Forster. SENT: 1880 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS

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    US-CHINA TRADE: President Trump heralded a big breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and financial markets rallied in relief. But there’s not much to the temporary truce announced last week. Nothing’s on paper. Few details have been spelled out. The Chinese have not even confirmed Trump’s biggest boast: that they’ll buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products. And they have delayed dealing with the toughest issues. “It’s a nothing-burger,’’ says one U.S. trade analyst. By Paul Wiseman and Dave Kokpack. Upcoming: 800 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    FILM-JOJO RABBIT _ Taika Waititi could have made just about anything after the success of “Thor: Ragnarok.” But he used his industry capital to make the Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit.” By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1200 words, photos.

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    BBA-ALCS Preview _Houston may be known for oil, but this October it's Cole country. With the AL Championship Series tied at 1-1, Gerrit Cole starts for Houston on Tuesday after going 18-0 in his last 24 starts. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, by 7:30 p.m.

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