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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump has finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up, with Hillary Clinton preparing to snatch the attention by naming her running mate. By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. WITH: GOP 2016-CONVENTION-IVANKA TRUMP — Trump’s daughter raises issues her father has rarely addressed; GOP 2016-CONVENTION-LGBT — Trump brushes off decades of Republican reluctance to voice full-throated support for gay rights. GOP 2016-CONVENTION-FACT CHECK, GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE; GOP 2016-ARMCHAIR CONVENTION — Media agree: Trump’s speech was long. (All sent). VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: US RNC Trump (CR); US RNC Thiel (CR); US RNC Ivanka Trump 3 (CR) (all sent).

GOP 2016-TRUMP-NATO – Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States might abandon its NATO treaty commitments has upended decades of American foreign policy dogma and doctrine in both parties. It has created a domestic furor and fueled angst not only across Europe but in Asia, where Trump’s complaints about allies not paying their own way have also resonated. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. UPCOMING: 880 words by 4 a.m., photos.

FOX-AILES-ANALYSIS — As a TV impresario and political puppet-master, Roger Ailes is unmatched in our time. He has strip-mined the cultures of entertainment, news and politics and merged them as a form of propaganda retooled for the TV age. By Frazier Moore. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 3 a.m., photos. WITH: TV-FOX-AILES-NETWORK FUTURE — You don’t have to look too far down the road to see big challenges for Fox News Channel that have nothing to do with Ailes’ departure. SENT: 800 words, photo.

BRAZIL-FAILING IN THE SLUMS —On the eve of hosting the world’s largest sporting event, Rio de Janeiro’s decade-long push to curb violence in hundreds of slums appears to be crumbling. By Adriana Gomez Licon. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, video. WITH: OLY–BRAZIL-RIO’S DEADLY SLUMS-PHOTO GALLERY.

INDONESIA-FAKE VACCINES — A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital in a sign of deep-seated problems in the country’s health system. By Niniek Karmini and Margie Mason. SENT: 770 words, photos.

POKEMON GO-ORIGIN — Pokemon Go’s hybrid DNA flows from a digital mapping pioneer’s fascination with the world around him, Google’s affinity for off-beat ideas, Nintendo’s comeback quest and a 20-year-old menagerie of animated monsters. It took a prank to hatch the mobile game that has become a phenomenon. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 800 words, photo. WITH: JAPAN-POKEMON GO-MCDONALD’S — Why the Pokemon-McDonald’s deal in Japan could be big. SENT: 300 words, photos.




BLACK WOMAN ARRESTED-TEXAS — Video: Texas officer says blacks have ‘violent tendencies.’ SENT: 700 words, photos video.

LGBT RIGHTS-ALL-STAR GAME — The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over a law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. SENT: 250 words, photos.

SUGE KNIGHT — Attorneys for “Suge” Knight return to court to seek information about witnesses in murder case. SENT: 450 words, photo. UCPOMING: Will be updated after 12:30 p.m. hearing.

TV-DISNEY LATINA PRINCESS – Disney’s first Latina princess, Elena, takes her bow on TV. SENT: 900 words, photos.

COMIC-CON-SNOWDEN-SCREENING —Snowden gives support to Oliver Stone film after screening. SENT: 430 words.




US-TRUMP UNIVERSITY — One day after Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his lawyers will be in court to try to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that the business mogul defrauded customers of the now-defunct Trump University. SENT: 400 words, photo. Will be updated with 9:30 a.m. hearing.

UNITED STATES-MEXICO — President Obama opens the White House to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has said Donald Trump’s negative attitude toward Mexicans has hurt his country’s relations with the U.S. SENT: 540 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words after 11:45 a.m. news conference.

DEFENSE DEPARTMENT-JOURNALISTS — The Pentagon revises its Law of War guidelines to remove wording that could permit U.S. military commanders to treat war correspondents as “unprivileged belligerents” if they think the journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with enemy forces. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 560 words, photo.




GOP 2016-CLEVELAND — Tensions gave way to relief in Cleveland as the Republican convention concluded quietly with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

HANFORD VAPORS-Q & A — Washington’s attorney general has asked a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors. Some questions and answers about the case. SENT: 630 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA — A Minnesota police officer and the black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop may have interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier, newly released records released show. SENT: 380 words, photos.

CASINO-CHINATOWN — No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But around two of the nation’s largest casinos, a suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade. As the health of the casinos teeters, so, too, do the fortunes of many of the migrants they drew in the first place. SENT: 880 words, photos.




BRITAIN-FEMALE LEADERS — For Margaret Thatcher, it was handbags. For Theresa May, it’s shoes. Although dozens of countries around the world have had women at the helm, female leaders are still scrutinized as much for style as for substance— a sign they are considered exceptions, rather than the rule. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, by 5 a.m., photos.

CHINA-REPUBLICAN CONVENTION — Donald Trump accuses China of stealing copyrights and unfairly manipulating its currency as he accepts the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, charges likely to fuel anger in a country already upset at criticisms of Beijing in the party’s new policy platform. SENT: 630 words, photos.

KASHMIR-LIFE UNDER SIEGE — A couple’s unusually humble nuptials reflect how ordinary life is muted in Indian-controlled Kashmir as authorities attempt to quash separatist protests. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.




COMIC-CON-TEEN WOLF — MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ biting the dust after 6 seasons. SENT: 280 words, photos.

INDIA-FILM-KABALI — Workers got a day off and parents kept their children home from school for Indian superstar Rajinikanth, whose latest film premiere sent hundreds of thousands of fans thronging to cinemas. SENT: 400 words, photos.




CHINA-G20-GLOBAL ECONOMY — The head of the International Monetary Fund calls for quick action to end uncertainty over Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. SENT: 450 words, photos.




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