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ELECTION 2024-DESANTIS-TRUMP — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ formal entry into the presidential race now makes official his rivalry with Donald Trump, setting up what is expected to be a clash of the titans as DeSantis tries to dethrone a man who has ruled the GOP for the last seven years. By Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, videos. With ELECTION 2024-DESANTIS-TRUMP RELATIONSHIP — Friends to foes: How their relationship changed over the years.

OBIT-TINA TURNER — Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” has died at 83. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 1,840 words, photos, video. With TINA TURNER-MUSEUM-FANS — Fans remember Tina Turner’s talent, strength, influence; OBIT-TINA TURNER-REACTION.

TYPHOON MAWAR — Many residents of Guam remained without power and utilities after Typhoon Mawar tore through the remote U.S. Pacific territory the night before and ripped roofs off homes, flipped vehicles and shredded trees. There were no immediate reports of deaths and injuries but the central and northern parts of the island received more than 2 feet of rain as the eyewall passed. By Grace Garces Bordallo and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 930 words, photos, videos. With TYPHOON MAWAR-WEATHER SERVICE TWINS — Identical twin meteorologists kept Guam informed; WEATHER TERMS-EXPLAINER — What makes a storm a typhoon? GUAM-THINGS TO KNOW.

DEBT LIMIT-MESSAGING — President Joe Biden has made a deliberate decision to go quiet as his team gets down to the wire in the debt-limit talks. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, by contrast, is especially chatty these days, as he aggressively tries to set the terms of the public debate. By Seung Min Kim. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With DEBT LIMIT — McCarthy says the debt ceiling standoff is “not my fault.”

UKRAINE-FLOODED RESERVOIR — Damage that has gone unrepaired for months at a Russian-occupied dam is causing dangerously high water levels along a reservoir in southern Ukraine. By Lori Hinnant and Vasilisa Stepanenko. SENT: 830 words, photos.

GUYANA-CLIMATE CHANGE INNOVATION — A small group of Indigenous women in northern Guyana are the latest weapon in the fight against climate change in this South American country where 90% of the population lives below sea level. By Dánica Coto. SENT: 1,290 words, photos.




COMPANIES-DITCHING RUSSIA — Western companies are struggling to leave Russia more than a year after it invaded Ukraine. By Business Writer David McHugh. SENT: 1,180 words, photos. With COMPANIES-DITCHING-RUSSIA-GLANCE.




VINÍCIUS JÚNIOR-RACISM — Real Madrid players, fans honor Vinícius Júnior after racial abuse. SENT: 980 words, photos.

LOS ANGELES-BRIDGE DEATH — Teen dies during apparent social media stunt on Los Angeles bridge. SENT: 270 words, photo.

PARROT TRAFFICKING — Chirping leads airport officials to smuggled parrot eggs. SENT: 910 words, photos, video.

POEM BANNED-FLORIDA — Amanda Gorman’s poem for inauguration banned by Florida school. SENT: 620 words, photos.

HOT POCKET SHOOTING-KENTUCKY — Man shot roommate after accusing him of eating the last Hot Pocket. SENT: 120 words.

ATHLETICS-LAS VEGAS — A’s, Nevada leaders reach tentative ballpark agreement. SENT: 450 words, photos.




BIDEN-JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN — The Air Force fighter pilot about to be nominated as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff got his callsign — “Swamp Thing” — by ejecting from a burning F-16 fighter jet high above the Florida Everglades and falling into the watery sludge below. SENT: 1,120 words, photos. UPCOMING: 1,200 words after 1:45 p.m. announcement.




CAPITOL RIOT-OATH KEEPERS — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes will be sentenced after a landmark seditious conspiracy verdict convicting him of a spearheading a weekslong plot to keep Trump in power, culminating in far-right extremists attacking the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. SENT: 890 words, photo. UPCOMING: 990 words after 9:30 a.m. hearing. With CAPITOL RIOT-SENTENCINGS — Capitol rioter in Pelosi’s office sentenced to over four years.

GEORGE FLOYD-ANNIVERSARY — The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police looked to many observers like the catalyst needed for a nationwide reckoning on racism in policing. But major reforms that many hoped, and others feared, never fully materialized. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

ABORTION — A wave of newly approved abortion restrictions in the Southeastern United States has sent providers scrambling to reconfigure their services for a region with already severely limited access. SENT: 820 words, photos. With ABORTION-INDIANA — Doctor faces discipline hearing over 10-year-old girl’s abortion.

MISSISSIPPI POLICE-INDICTMENT — A Mississippi grand jury has indicted two former police officers on murder charges and another ex-officer on a manslaughter charge in the death of a Black man seen on video being pinned down and repeatedly shocked with stun guns during a New Year’s eve arrest. SENT: 540 words, photo.

NUCLEAR PLANT-GEORGIA — The first new U.S. nuclear reactor built from scratch in decades has begun generating electricity in Georgia. SENT: 1,210 words, photos, video. With NUCLEAR PLANT-GEORGIA-TIMELINE.

UVALDE SCHOOL SHOOTING — As families and loved ones mourned the unimaginable loss of 19 children and two teachers shot dead last year in Uvalde, Texas, Biden said from a solemn White House memorial that too many schools, too many everyday places have become “killing fields.” SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video.

CHILD LABOR-STATE LAWS — As the federal government cracks down on child labor violations, some state lawmakers are embracing legislation to let children work longer hours and in more hazardous occupations. SENT: 980 words, photos.

2020 CENSUS — Almost two years late, the U.S. Census Bureau releases the latest round of data from the 2020 census, which includes a look at household relationships and how the U.S. has aged in the past decade. SENT: 920 words, photos.




SUDAN LEFT BEHIND — More than 900,000 people have fled their homes to escape Sudan’s fighting. But millions remain trapped in Khartoum and its sister cities of Bahri and Omdurman, unable to leave. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

KOREAS-TENSIONS — The South Korean and U.S. militaries were set to begin massive live-fire drills near the border with North Korea, despite the North’s warning that it won’t tolerate what it calls such a hostile invasion rehearsal on its doorstep. SENT: 690 words, photo.

TURKEY-ELECTION — Two opposing visions for Turkey’s future are on the ballot when voters return to the polls Sunday for a runoff presidential election that will decide between an increasingly authoritarian incumbent and a challenger who has pledged to restore democracy. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

BOLIVIA-PRIEST-ABUSE — Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Bolivia acknowledged that the church had been deaf to the suffering of victims of sexual abuse, commenting as a pedophilia scandal involving priests is rocking the country. SENT: 340 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-75 YEARS OF PEACEKEEPING — Over the past 75 years, the United Nations has sent more than 2 million peacekeepers to help countries move away from conflict, with successes from Liberia to Cambodia and major failures in former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. SENT: 840 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-MODERN SLAVERY — The world’s 20 richest countries are fueling forced labor and account for over half the estimated 50 million people living in “modern slavery,” according to a report released. SENT: 670 words.

EGYPT-SUEZ CANAL — A Hong Kong-flagged ship briefly ran aground Thursday in Egypt’s vital Suez Canal, though authorities said they were able to refloat it after it momentarily disrupted the waterway. SENT: 210 words, photo.




SUMMER TRAVEL — The unofficial start of the summer travel season is here, with airlines hoping to avoid the chaos of last year and travelers scrounging for ways to save a few bucks amid high prices for airfare and hotels. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

TARGET-PRIDE MONTH BACKLASH — Target once distinguished itself as being boldly supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. Now that status is tarnished. By Business Writers Anne D’Innocenzio and Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 1,020 words, photos. With TARGET-PRIDE-BACKLASH-EXPLAINER.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Shares were mostly lower in Asia as worries about the U.S. economy and a possible default on U.S. government debt pulled Wall Street lower. By Business Writer Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 650 words, photos. With GERMANY-ECONOMY — Germany’s GDP shrinks, putting Europe’s biggest economy into recession.




HURRICANES-PANTHERS — Matthew Tkachuk scored a power-play goal with 4.9 seconds left, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 36 shots to cap off a brilliant series, and the Florida Panthers earned their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 27 years by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 to win the Eastern Conference title in a sweep. By Sports Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

INDY 500-PENSKE PRESSURE — There is always pressure in driving for Team Penske, the most successful IndyCar team in history — the one owned by Roger Penske, who not only owns the series these days but also Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 a.m.




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