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CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-WISCONSIN PROTEST — Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl as opponents and supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump clashed outside a Wisconsin rally. SENT: 140 words.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS-TOXIC PESTICIDE — The U.S. government levies a $10 million fine on Terminix companies over its workers spraying a toxic pesticide at a U.S. Virgin Islands resort that nearly killed a vacationing family last year. SENT: 340 words.

ATLANTA ALL-STAR GAME — Atlanta city leaders are asking the NBA to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers passed legislation seen as limiting LGBT protections. SENT: 390 words.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR-YALE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to convince one of the country’s most prestigious institutions to uproot and move south: Yale University. SENT: 300 words.

CAREGIVERS — Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia dip into their retirement savings, cut back on spending and sell assets to pay for expenses tied to the disease, says an Alzheimer’s Association survey. SENT: 810 words, photo.

OBIT-PATTY DUKE-REACTION — Celebrities from Marlee Matlin to Holly Robinson Peete take to Twitter to express their grief over the death of Patty Duke. SENT: 300 words, photo.

BOOKS-AUTHOR LETTER — The author of the best-selling novel “Luckiest Girl Alive” posts an essay online saying that the gang rape in high school her character suffered was based on an assault in her own life. SENT: 300 words.

FOREIGN ADOPTIONS — Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1981. SENT: 640 words.

CURRENCY REDESIGN — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he is getting closer to announcing a decision on who will be the first woman on U.S. paper currency in more than a century, and says the choice for the $10 bill will still honor Alexander Hamilton. SENT: 510 words.




US CNN TOWN HALL — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says that he won’t support the eventual Republican nominee, if it isn’t him. With text, photos, video.

PEOPLE-EXPENSIVE SNEAKERS — The world’s most expensive sneakers, at $4 million, are unveiled in New York.




CELEBRITY V SCIENCE — When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur. Last week, the Tribeca Film Festival defended then reversed its decision to program a documentary by a discredited former doctor. It was the latest instance of the medical community being forced to combat the influence of a celebrity promoting questionable science. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

FITNESS-WORKOUT INJURIES — Doctors, chiropractors and trainers say workout-related injuries have become more common as the high intensity interval training and CrossFit hybrids movement has exploded. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon, photos.

CANADA-FORD FUNERAL — Mourners will pay their final respects to infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from morning procession, noon funeral.

TIMES SQUARE CHARACTERS — The costumed characters, naked painted ladies and bus tour ticket sellers in Times Square could be restricted to specific zones under proposed legislation. SENT: 500 words, photos




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