BC-AP News Digest 2:20 pm


Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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NEW/DEVELOPING

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CAVALIERS-RAPTORS — Game starts at 3:30 p.m.

MTV MOVIE AND TV AWARDS — Developing from 8 p.m. ceremony.

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ONLY ON AP

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SCHOOLHOUSE SEX ASSAULT-HAZING, HFR — Nowhere in public schools is student-on-student sexual violence as common or as camouflaged as in boys’ sports. Mischaracterized as hazing, these sexual assaults are embedded in team culture and persist for years, as victims one season turn into aggressors the next. Coaches often know what is happening but fail to halt it or, worse, try to cover it up. By Reese Dunklin. UPCOMING: 2,400 words at 12:01 a.m., photos. Also moved in advance. An abridged version will be available as well. With SCHOOLHOUSE SEX ASSAULT-ONE SCHOOL’S STORY, HFR — Four years later, it’s almost as if the incident — one of the largest single sexual assault cases reported on U.S. school grounds — never happened. UPCOMING: 1,900 words by 12:01 a.m., photos.

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TOP STORIES

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FRANCE-ELECTION — Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters project, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union. If confirmed, the result will constitute a resounding rejection of far-right Marine Le Pen’s “French-first” nationalism. By John Leicester and Sylvie Corbet. SENT: 900 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

WITH: FRANCE-ELECTION-TIMELINE; FRANCE-ELECTION-WHY IT MATTERS; FRANCE-ELECTION-LE PEN; FRANCE-ELECTION-MACRON (all sent).

NIGERIA-KIDNAPPED GIRLS — The 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from years of Boko Haram captivity are set to meet with Nigeria’s president amid growing calls from families to allow all of the girls released so far to leave government custody and come home. By Bashir Adigun. SENT: 670 words, photos. With NIGERIA-KIDNAPPED GIRLS-THE LATEST; NIGERIA-KIDNAPPED GIRLS-TIMELINE (sent).

HEALTH OVERHAUL-STATES — From dealing with Medicaid rollbacks to starting high-risk insurance pools, governors and state legislatures across the country are getting ready to make big decisions in response to Republican efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. Their preparations come even as Republican members of the U.S. Senate promise significant revisions to the health care bill that narrowly passed last week in the House. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 800 words, photos. Eds: This story is this week’s Monday Spotlight.

CONGRESS-HEALTH CARE — President Donald Trump puts the Republican-run Senate on notice to “not let the American people down” now that the health care overhaul is on its plate. Senators say they will start from scratch on replacing the Affordable Care Act rather than working from the House version, while the White House scoffs at Democratic claims that voters will punish the GOP in the 2018 elections for upending the Obama-era law. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2:30 p.m., photo. With CONGRESS-HEALTH CARE-THE LATEST.

ISRAEL-BREAKING THE SILENCE — Former Israeli combat soldiers at the center of a recent diplomatic row between Israel and Germany say the sudden international spotlight has given them a bigger stage to speak out against Israel’s 50-year rule over millions of Palestinians. By Karin Laub. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

CAVALIERS-RAPTORS — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers look for their second consecutive series sweep of this postseason when they try to close out the Toronto Raptors on the road. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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MTV MOVIE AND TV AWARDS — MTV celebrates start of summer viewing season with Sunday’s Movie & TV Awards. SENT: 210 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. ceremony.

ALLIGATOR BITES GIRL — Florida authorities say an alligator bit a 10-year-old girl on the leg as she sat in shallow water in a lake in a park. SENT: 200 words.

WOLVES-UPPER MIDWEST — Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could find themselves in the crosshairs of hunters as soon as this fall. SENT: 690 words, photos.

GREATEST DEAD SHOW — Grateful Dead fans mark the 40th anniversary of one of the band’s most fabled shows — Cornell, May 8, 1977. SENT: 660 words, photos.

FILM-BOX OFFICE — “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” rockets to an estimated $145 million debut in North America, kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-UNIONS — President Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he’s holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Even among unions with most-favored status, there’s some skepticism about whether he’s for workers or just the executives who hire them. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 840 words, photo.

ZINKE-NATIONAL MONUMENTS — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke starts a four-day Utah trip to assess whether 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state’s southern red rock region should be scaled down or even rescinded. SENT: 670 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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NKOREA-DETAINED AMERICAN — North Korea announces it has detained another American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country. SENT: 400 words.

SKOREA-ELECTIONS-ECONOMY — Creating jobs, boosting stubbornly-low birth rates and ending corruption will be the top economic items for South Korea’s next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign policy issues brought into sharp focus by North Korea’s missile tests. SENT: 990 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN — Pakistan says its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismisses the account, saying only two border police and a civilian were killed. SENT: 370 words.

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NATIONAL

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GANG KILLINGS-SCHOOL BOARD — A grieving father in a gang-scarred Long Island town is seeking to end the culture of violence by running for the school board. SENT: 800 words, photos.

RACE DESIGNATION-SCHOOLS — Parents were shocked this year when they were told their children’s Los Angeles middle school was losing a key source of funding. The problem? The school now had too many white students to qualify. SENT: 830 words.

LUXURY CONDO SHOOTING — Police say two Boston doctors found dead this weekend inside the penthouse of a luxury condominium building most likely knew their killer. SENT: 340 words.

WILDFIRE-NATIONAL-REFUGE — Several dozen people in Georgia’s southernmost county are evacuated after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With WILDFIRE-NATIONAL-REFUGE-THE LATEST.

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BUSINESS

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PACKARD PLANT-STALLED DREAM — Redevelopment has been slow at Detroit’s Packard car plant 3 years after developer bought it in a tax foreclosure auction. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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GROWING SABLEFISH —Federal scientists are studying ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow sablefish, a deep-sea fin fish found from northern Alaska to Southern California. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-13 REASONS WHY — Netflix has renewed the watercooler hit “13 Reasons Why” for a second season. SENT: 100 words.

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SPORTS

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METS-HARVEY — New York Mets scratch Matt Harvey for his scheduled start against the Miami Marlins and suspend the right-hander three days for a violation of team rules. SENT: 510 words, photo.

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