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    Adds TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT, WORLD SERIES PREVIEW, BUCKET LIST-MOTHER ARRESTED, EXXON-CLIMATE LAWSUIT, EL NINO-CLIMATE, SEASON PREVIEW.

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT _ House vote expected about 6:30 p.m.

    CANADA-ELECTION _ Last polls close at 10 p.m.

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    AP POLL-IMMIGRATION AND IDENTITY _ A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows majorities of Americans agree that diversity is a strength and that values such as constitutional rights, a fair judicial system and the American Dream are key to the nation’s identity. But the poll shows Americans are closely split over whether it’s better for immigrants to embrace a single U.S. culture or add their own variations to the mix. By Anita Snow and Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

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    UNITED STATES-SYRIA _ The U.S. may leave some forces in Syria to secure oil fields and make sure they don’t fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says, even though President Donald Trump has insisted he is pulling troops out of the country and getting out of “endless wars.” By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 970 words, photos. With SYRIA-US WITHDRAWAL _ Residents of northeast Syria city pelt departing US troops. SENT: 890 words, photos.

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT _ President Trump lashes out at the House impeachment inquiry while criticizing Republicans for not sticking together. House Republicans are expected to push a vote Monday on a resolution to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, one of the panels investigating impeachment. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m. after expected vote on censure.

    ISRAEL-POLITICS _ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces that he has failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the longtime Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty. Coupled with a series of corruption cases, the embattled Netanyahu could come under heavy pressure to step aside. By Josef Federman. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    OPIOID CRISIS-SETTLEMENT _ The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agree to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial had been seen as an important test case that could gauge the strength of the opposing sides' arguments and prod them toward a nationwide settlement. By Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 950 words, photos.

    CANADA-ELECTION _ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections. The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he won in 2015 but a combination of scandal and high expectations have damaged his prospects. By Rob Gillies. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; last polls close at 10 p.m.

    IMMIGRATION-DNA-DATABASE _ The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official says. By Colleen Long. SENT: 1,010 words, photo.

    WORLD SERIES PREVIEW _ Gerrit Cole has won 19 straight decisions, including a dominant run through the playoffs for the Astros. One more victory and it will be the longest single-season streak. The Washington Nationals can end the string in Tuesday night’s World Series opener. UPCOMING: 750 words by 6:30 p.m., photos.

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    TRUMP-G-7-DORAL _ President Trump lashes out at critics who prompted him to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida, claiming he would have hosted it for free. SENT: 330 words, photos, video.

    FIRST FEMALE STATUE _ Central Park has 23 statues of men who left their mark in history but not a single one honoring the accomplishments of a woman. That’s about to change. SENT: 570 words, photos.

    CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES _ A furious firefighting air and ground attack beats back a wildfire as it races up canyon walls toward multimillion-dollar ocean-view homes on a ridge in Los Angeles. SENT: 240 words, photos.

    MEMORY CARD KILLING _ The suspect in a torture killing in Alaska's biggest city made a series of mistakes, including losing a digital memory card that contained video of the dying woman. SENT: 740 words, photos.

    FACEBOOK-ELECTION SECURITY _ With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. SENT: 580 words, photo.

    PELICANS-WILLIAMSON _ Zion Williamson, the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans, undergoes right knee surgery and will be sidelined for nearly two months. SENT: 220 words, photos.

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    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-UKRAINE _ Behind closed doors, President Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: “They tried to take me down.” The president appears to subscribe to the conspiracy theory that the Eastern European country was behind interference in the 2016 presidential election. SENT: 1,000 words, video, photos.

    TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-UKRAINE-TAYLOR _ William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely figure in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Now, members of Congress will hear directly from the retired career civil servant. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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    ELECTION SECURITY-PRIVACY _ If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you _ and your local officials _ may not find out about it until after voting is over. SENT: 1,150 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-KLOBUCHAR _ After spending much of the Democratic primary in the background, Amy Klobuchar is getting a second look from some voters following a strong debate performance. SENT: 970 words, photos. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

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    BREXIT _ Britain faces another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson is denied a chance to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. SENT: 910 words, photos. With BREXIT-WHAT’S NEXT? (sent).

    AFRICA-RUSSIA’S RETURN _ Russian President Vladimir Putin is following China's lead and making a splashy bid for influence in Africa, hosting the continent's leaders this week in the first-ever Russia-Africa Summit. SENT: 940 words, photo.

    CONGO-EBOLA DRIVER _ When Germain Kalubenge gets a request for a ride on his motorcycle it can be a matter of life or death. The 23-year-old is a survivor of the Ebola virus and often is the only driver his community trusts to help if someone suspects they are infected. SENT: 710 words, photos. Eds: This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

    SPAIN-FRANCO’S REMAINS _ Spain's Socialist government says it will exhume and relocate the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, bringing closer to an end a move that has sparked much criticism and legal battles. SENT: 470 words, photos.

    THAILAND-MONARCHY _ Thailand's king strips his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife, the country's queen, for her own benefit. SENT: 610 words, photos.

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    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY _ Four more parents are pleading guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal while a Texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme agrees to a plea deal. SENT: 490 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

    SEVERE WEATHER _ A late-night series of storms causes chaos in several states and kills four people in Arkansas and Oklahoma. SENT: 880 words, photos.

    RANSOMWARE ATTACKS-CRIPPLED GOVERNMENTS _ Officials in a rural Georgia county had to log 911 calls on paper and deploy guards to let jail inmates out of their cells after hackers in March held critical computer systems hostage for a ransom. SENT: 830 words, photos.

    BUCKET LIST-MOTHER ARRESTED _ A Colorado mother has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 7-year-old daughter, whose death had been attributed to terminal diseases after she fulfilled a bucket list of dreams. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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    EXXON-CLIMATE LAWSUIT _ Exxon Mobil is on trial for misleading investors and the public about the risks that climate change poses to its operations. The New York Attorney General sued the energy giant, and the trial is set to begin on Tuesday. SENT: 740 words, photo.

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    PARALYZING ILLNESS _ Scientists find the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children. By Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard SENT: 660 words, photo.

    EL NINO-CLIMATE _ Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a study finds. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 390 words, photo.

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    TV-WEATHER CHANNEL-CLIMATE _ The Weather Channel will step away from cold fronts and heat waves next month to wade into the politics of climate. The network will interview presidential candidates on the issue. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 510 words, photo.

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    SEASON PREVIEW _ For five years the NBA Finals have returned to the same spot. That's the longest run ever in one Western Conference location. Will this season, which starts Tuesday, bring a change? By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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