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    Adds IMMIGRATION-FORCE-FEEDING, FINANCIAL MARKETS, BOY SCOUTS-SEX ABUSE, CONGRESS-TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS, TRUMP-FACT CHECK, INTERIOR-INVESTIGATION, MISSING BOY-ILLINOIS, COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY, MIGRANT CARAVAN, LIVER TRANSPLANT POLICY LAWSUIT, NFL AT 100-THE DRAFT.

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    IMMIGRATION-FORCE-FEEDING _ A U.S. government watchdog agency launches an investigation in the wake of an Associated Press report revealing complaints about how immigration authorities treated hunger strikers at a detention center in Texas. By Garance Burke. SENT: 500 words, photo.

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    SRI-LANKA-CHURCH-BLASTS _ As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rises to 321, the Islamic State group claims responsibility and releases images purportedly showing the attackers, while the country's prime minister warns that several suspects armed with explosives are still at large. By Emily Schmall and Krishan Francis. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, video. With SRI LANKA-BLASTS-GRIEVING NATION _ Unspeakable grief: Five members of single family killed in Sri Lanka. SENT: 460 words, photos, videos.

    SUPREME COURT-CENSUS-CITIZENSHIP _ Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seems ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census in a case that could affect American elections for the next decade. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 860 words, photos, video.

    SCENES FROM AN INVESTIGATION-COMEY FIRING _ President Donald Trump was seething. FBI Director James Comey had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied Trump the public vindication he’d sought. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 990 words, photo.

    RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA MEETING _ Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Kim for a much-anticipated summit on Thursday in Vladivostok, the Kremlin says, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue. A Kremlin adviser says the talks will focus on the standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov. SENT: 610 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-IMPEACHMENT POLITICS _ Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 have begun clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump for obstruction of justice, but many of their congressional colleagues _ who would actually have to lead them _ are warier. By Will Weissert. SENT: 890 words, photos. With TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-KUSHNER _ Jared Kushner says the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did. SENT: 820 words, photos, video.

    BOY SCOUTS-SEX ABUSE _ Lawyers across the U.S. are recruiting clients for a potentially crippling new wave of sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts. Past payouts have already seriously strained the organization's finances, and it hasn't ruled out filing for bankruptcy. But now the threat is increasing because a number of states are moving to create a new legal window so that victims of long-ago abuse can sue. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    FINANCIAL MARKETS _ The S&P 500 hits an all-time high, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank amid fears of a recession. Those worries have eased. By Damian J. Troise and Alex Veiga. SENT: 1,000 words, photo. With FINANCIAL MARKETS-SAME RECORD DIFFERENT MARKET _ Back to the same record, but it's a different stock market. SENT: 1,100 words, photo.

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    TRUMP-TWITTER _ President Trump says he had a “great meeting” with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after bashing the company earlier in the day. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7 p.m., photo.

    KOHL'S-AMAZON _ Kohl's wants you to skip the post office and bring your Amazon returns to its stores. SENT: 400 words, photos.

    LOTTERY JACKPOT _ A 24-year-old Wisconsin man steps forward to claim a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the nation's third-largest lottery prize. SENT: 530 words, photos.

    TOO MUCH SITTING _ Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a study finds. SENT: 570 words, photo.

    MARSQUAKE _ NASA's InSight lander on Mars picks up what's likely the first marsquake ever detected. SENT: 130 words.

    PREMIER LEAGUE-FASTEST GOAL _ Shane Long scores the fastest-ever goal in a Premier League game, netting after less than eight seconds for Southampton against Watford. SENT: 110 words, photo.

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    ELECTION 2020-JOE BIDEN _ Former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his 2020 presidential campaign Thursday, according to a person familiar with his plans. Given his high profile, Biden, 76, will enter the race as a front-runner. SENT: 610 words, photos. With ELECTION 2020-PETE BUTTIGIEG _ Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest. SENT: 990 words, photos.

    CONGRESS-TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS _ The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensifies as a former White House official defies a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignores a deadline for providing President Trump’s tax returns. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: 800 words with Treasury letter by 7 p.m.

    BRITAIN-TRUMP _ President Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace, but the mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II has stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment among Brits. SENT: 760 words, photo.

    TRUMP-FACT CHECK _ In golden olden times, as Donald Trump remembers them, a good economy kept critics of the president at bay. It doesn't take a village of historians to know that's not so. SENT: 760 words, photos.

    INTERIOR-INVESTIGATION _ Internal investigators at the Interior Department say they have launched another ethics probe involving top officials at the agency. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 7 p.m., photo.

    TRUMP-DINNER _ The guest list for the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday will look a lot like it did in 2017: Neither President Trump nor those who work for him plan to attend. SENT: 450 words, photo.

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    EGYPT _ Voters in Egypt approve constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    MIGRANT CARAVAN _ Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. fearfully recall their frantic escape from police the previous day during a large raid. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

    SAUDI ARABIA _ Saudi Arabia beheads 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

    FRANCE-NOTRE DAME _ Professional mountain climbers are hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities race to prevent further damage ahead of looming storms. SENT: 260 words, photos.

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    MISSING BOY-ILLINOIS _ A father frantically hunted in his house, garage and the surrounding neighborhood in suburban Chicago, looking for his 5-year-old son who was not home when he returned after a doctor's appointment, according to a recording of a 911 call. SENT: 360 words, photos.

    JUSSIE SMOLLETT _ Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself are suing the "Empire" actor's attorneys for defamation. SENT: 540 words, photos, video.

    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY _ Two more people charged in a sweeping college admissions scandal agree to plead guilty. SENT: 500 words, photo.

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    STORE SHELF CAMERA _ Kroger and Walgreens are testing store shelf cameras that try to guess a customer’s age, gender or mood. The plan is to use the information to show customers targeted ads in real time on in-store video screens. By Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

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    HEALTH/SCIENCE

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    LIVER TRANSPLANT POLICY LAWSUIT _ Hospitals and patients are suing to block a new nationwide liver transplant policy that they say will waste viable livers, lead to fewer transplants and likely cause deaths. SENT: 340 words.

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    BILL COSBY _ A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one in a string of law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the firm was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. SENT: 540 words, photo.

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    NFL AT 100-THE DRAFT _ The NFL draft has become an industry unto itself. It’s the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

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