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    Adds TRUMP-UN AMBASSADOR, TRUMP-HOSPITAL PRICES, SEPT 11-VICTIMS FUND, SENATE RACE-MAINE, HOSTAGE REPORT, MISSING CHINESE SCHOLAR, BOGUS EPILEPSY, URUGUAY-ITALIAN MOBSTER ESCAPE, WWCUP-US-SPAIN, FILM-WARNERMEDIA CEO.

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    TRUMP-UN AMBASSADOR _ Environmentalists are complaining there's a conflict of interest for President Donald Trump's United Nations nominee, who is married to a coal magnate. An email exchange between the EPA and Kelly Craft, who is now ambassador to Canada, shows her husband responding to the EPA acknowledging the message _ on his own coal company account. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 1,040 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-POLL _ Most Democratic voters haven’t fully tuned into their party’s presidential primary. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds that only 22% of Democrats say they know a lot about the candidates’ policies. Only 35% say they’re paying close attention to the race more than seven months before the first ballots are cast in Iowa. By Nicholas Riccardi and Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.

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    IMMIGRATION-DETAINED CHILDREN _ The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 kids were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 560 words, photo. With CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION _ House Speaker Pelosi says President Trump's threat to begin deporting migrants if Congress doesn't quickly pass immigration legislation is "outside the circle of civilized human behavior." SENT: 530 words, photos; TEXAS-BORDER DEATHS _ Two babies, a toddler and a woman are found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat. SENT: 890 words, photo.

    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS-IRAN STRUGGLES _ As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be’s empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran’s 80 million people can be seen everywhere. By Nasser Karimi and Mohammad Nasiri. SENT: 1,040 words, photos. With TRUMP-IRAN _ President Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader. SENT: 640 words, photos; PERSIAN GULF TENSIONS _ Sec’y of State Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran (sent); EUROPE-IRAN _ Europe cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation (sent).

    TRUMP-PUTIN _ President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to meet later this week while they're attending an international summit in Japan _ the latest chapter in a personal relationship full of questions and contradictions. Even as Trump places a premium on establishing close ties with Putin, his own government has increased sanctions and other pressures on Moscow. By Jonathan Lemire and Vladimir Isachenkov. SENT: 1,040 words, photo.

    TRUMP-UNRELIABLE PARTNER _ President Trump’s sudden decision against military strikes may have prevented open conflict with Iran. But it also showed him to be an unpredictable, even unreliable, partner at home and abroad. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

    WIFE TAKES GUNS _ A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery _ only to find herself arrested for theft. By Mike Schneider. SENT: SENT: 640 words, photo.

    TRUMP-HOSPITAL PRICES _ President Trump signs an executive order that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures. The aim is to give patients practical information they can use to help save money. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 730 words, video, photos. With GENERIC DRUGS-LAWSUIT _ Suit: Generic drug makers used code to fix price increases. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

    STONEWALL AT 50-TOUCHSTONES _ Differences over the LGBTQ rights movement the Stonewall rebellion helped kindle remain visible across the country. Still, people who were in the midst of Stonewall 50 years ago marvel at its aftermath. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,780 words, photos. Abridged version also available.

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    JEOPARDY CHAMP-POKER TOURNAMENT _ "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer makes his World Series of Poker debut, with plans to donate half his winnings to charity. SENT: 260 words, photo.

    WWCUP-US-SPAIN _ The defending champion U.S. defeats Spain 2-1 on Megan Rapinoe’s two penalty kicks to reach the Women's World Cup soccer quarterfinals. SENT: 750 words, photos.

    CALIFORNIA-SAN JOSE KILLINGS _ A gunman shoots and kills four people then turns the gun on himself after an hours-long standoff with police in California. SENT: 190 words, photos.

    RAVELRY-TRUMP _ An 8-million strong social network for knitters, crocheters and others in the fiber arts bans any mention of support for President Trump and his administration. SENT: 250 words, photo.

    7-ELEVEN-DELIVERY _ Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces. SENT: 360 words, photo.

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    ELECTION 2020-STUDENT DEBT _ Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives roll out legislation to cancel all student debt. SENT: 650 words, photos.

    HOSTAGE REPORT _ The United States must do a better job communicating with families of American hostages held overseas, according to a report by a private advocacy group. SENT: 780 words, photos.

    SEPT 11-VICTIMS FUND _ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will meet with Sept. 11 first responders following criticism that Congress has failed to ensure that a victims' compensation fund never runs out of money. SENT: 580 words, photos.

    SENATE RACE-MAINE _ The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives announces that she is challenging longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. SENT: 570 words, photos.

    SUPREME COURT-SCANDALOUS TRADEMARKS _ The Supreme Court strikes down a section of federal law that prevented businesses from registering trademarks seen as scandalous or immoral. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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    MOTORCYCLES-CRASH _ The driver of a truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists is charged with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. SENT: 620 words, photos.

    MISSING CHINESE SCHOLAR _ Jurors deliberate less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict at the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student who abducted and killed a visiting scholar from China. SENT: 910 words, photos.

    BOGUS EPILEPSY _ A jury awards more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a Detroit-area doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer. SENT: 460 words, photos.

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    URUGUAY-ITALIAN MOBSTER ESCAPE _ A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry says. SENT: 360 words, photo.

    ETHIOPIA-UNREST _ An Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region is killed in a firefight with security forces. SENT: 600 words, photos, graphic.

    TURKEY-ISTANBUL ELECTION _ The electoral defeat in Istanbul suffered by the conservative party co-founded by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ergogan is a rare political and personal setback for the country’s leader. SENT: 580 words, photos.

    GERMANY-JETS COLLIDE _ A German air force pilot is killed after his fighter jet collides with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany. SENT: 230 words, photos.

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    ELDORADO-CAESARS _ A casino juggernaut is formed as Eldorado Resorts announces it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. SENT: 740 words, photo.

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    MUTOMBO-EBOLA _ Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help. SENT: 520 words, photos.

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    2026 OLYMPICS _ Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo win the vote to stage the 2026 Winter Games. SENT: 720 words, photos. With 2026 OLYMPICS-DIVIDED ITALY _ Milan-Cortina triumph highlights Italy's north-south divide. SENT: 540 words, photos.

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    FILM-WARNERMEDIA CEO _ BBC executive Ann Sarnoff is named chief of Warner Bros., the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 360 words, photo.

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