BC-What We’re Talking About 8:30,ADVISORY


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RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION-GEORGIA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to veto a “religious freedom” bill has supporters vowing that the issue isn’t going away. SENT: 730 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. news conference.

CAPITOL-GUNFIRE — The U.S. Capitol complex is set to return to normal a day after police say officers shot and wounded a man who pulled a weapon at a security checkpoint. SENT: 920 words, photos, video.

MINIMUM WAGE-CALIFORNIA — Economists say California’s $15/hour wage could help workers, cost jobs. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

ALASKA VOLCANO ERUPTION — Alaska volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles, cancels flights. SENT: 630 words, photos.

STONEWALL-INN-SEX-ASSAULT — NYPD: Transgender woman sexually assaulted at Stonewall Inn. SENT: 130 words, photos.

CANCER RESEARCH-BIDEN — Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to help launch a cancer-fighting effort. SENT: 130 words.

CANCER WHILE PREGNANT — Pregnant woman with brain cancer postpones treatment until she can deliver her baby. SENT: 830 words, photos.

BRITAIN-ROYALS — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit a Mumbai gun attack site and the Taj Mahal during a visit to India and Bhutan next month. UPCOMING: Developing.

CHINA-FOREIGN NAMES — China says no more foreign street names like “Manhattan” or “Venice.” SENT: 280 words.

FINAL FOUR LOOKAHEAD — The women’s basketball Final Four field is set and to no surprise UConn is there for the ninth consecutive season. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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VIDEO

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CYP PLANE EARLY WRAP — An Egyptian passenger plane was hijacked to Cyprus while flying from Alexandria to Cairo on Tuesday morning; most of the passengers were released and the hijacker’s motivation was ‘personal.’ With text, photos.

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COMING LATER TODAY

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1957 KILLING — A 76-year-old former security guard serving a life sentence in the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old Illinois girl could go free soon after a prosecutor finds fault with the investigation and new evidence corroborates an alibi. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from 2:30 p.m. hearing.

LIBERIA-EBOLA CREMATORIUM — At the height of the Ebola epidemic, smoke from a crematorium darkened the sky and the rumble of the incinerator felt like a mini-earthquake as bodies were burned. With the epidemic over, many neighbors now want the crematorium torn down. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG-MALCOLM X — Archaeologists use ground-penetrating radar to help them determine where to dig as they embark on a two-week excavation around the teenage home of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m., photos.

TV-THE WALKING DEAD-FAMILIES — What’s a little gore among family members? Parents and children are spending weekly quality time together by watching “The Walking Dead” on AMC. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon, photos, video.

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