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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org.

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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org.

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Adds ELECTION 2022-GEORGIA-SENATE, ELECTION 2022-TRUMP-IOWA, MENENDEZ-INVESTIGATION, RAILROAD-CONTRACT TALKS, PANAMA-VENEZUELAN MIGRANTS, RUSSIA-SOBCHAK, ITALY-POLITICS, FACEBOOK-META-RESULTS, WORLD SERIES-PHILLIES-SCHWARBER.

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ONLY ON AP

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UKRAINE-RUSSIA-THE GENERAL — When Russian troops crossed from Belarus into Ukraine in late February, pressing toward Kyiv, they were ordered to block and destroy “nationalist resistance.” They captured, tortured and killed people on the slightest suspicion they might be helping the Ukrainian military. And their leader, who likely approved those orders, was Col. Gen. Alexander Chaiko. By Erika Kinetz. SENT: 3,400 words, photos. With RUSSIA-UKRAINE-THE GENERAL-TAKEAWAYS (sent).

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TOP STORIES

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RUSSIA-MOBILIZATION CHAOS — Since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial troop mobilization for the war in Ukraine, independent media outlets, human rights activists and draftees themselves have painted a bleak picture. They describe a haphazard, chaotic and ethnically biased effort to round up as many men as possible and push them quickly to the front, regardless of skill or training. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

ELECTION 2022-PENNSYLVANIA-SENATE — Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s rocky debate performance fuels concern inside his party, as leaders assess whether it will significantly shift a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate and the future of Joe Biden’s presidency. By Steve Peoples and Marc Levy. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-LEGITIMACY — Supreme Court justices tend to wipe the slate clean at the start of a new term. But this year, some justices are engaging in an extended and unusual public disagreement over the court’s legitimacy that stems from the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 750 words, photos.

ELECTION 2022-GEORGIA-SENATE — A woman accuses Herschel Walker, the anti-abortion Republican running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, of encouraging and paying for her 1993 abortion. The accusation comes weeks after a former girlfriend said Walker did the same for her in 2009. By Bill Barrow and Stefanie Dazio. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

BRITAIN-PRIME MINISTER’S WEALTH — As he makes tough decisions to stem Britain’s economic crisis, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he will “always protect the most vulnerable.” Some wonder if he is too rich to relate. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With BRITAIN POLITICS — Sunak faces the opposition in Parliament for first time as prime minister. SENT: 530 words, photos.

WORLD SERIES-NO BLACK PLAYERS — No U.S.-born Black players are projected to be on World Series rosters when the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros meet this week. Only once since Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947 has there been a World Series without at least one Black player. By Baseball Writer Ben Walker. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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MUSK-TWITTER — Elon Musk posts video showing him strolling into Twitter headquarters ahead of the Friday deadline to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company. SENT: 650 words, photos.

IRAQ-ARCHAEOLOGY — Archaeologists in northern Iraq unearth 2,700-year-old rock carvings featuring war scenes and trees, dating to the Assyrian Empire. SENT: 250 words.

UGANDA-EBOLA — Six schoolchildren in Uganda’s capital test positive for Ebola. SENT: 440 words, photos.

MEXICO-DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME — Mexico’s Senate approves a bill to eliminate daylight saving time, putting an end to the practice of changing clocks twice a year. SENT: 210 words, photo.

THAILAND-MISS UNIVERSE — A Thai business tycoon and transgender activist buys the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million. SENT: 290 words.

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RUSSIA-UKRAINE-WAR — NATO and Russia’s military stage separate nuclear exercises as the Russian president repeats the unfounded claim that Ukraine plans to set off a radioactive “dirty bomb.” SENT: 840 words, photos. With RUSSIA-NUCLEAR-DRILLS — Putin monitors practice launches by nuclear forces . SENT: 490 words, photos.

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MORE ON ELECTION 2022

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ELECTION 2022-TRUMP-IOWA — Donald Trump is scheduled to return to Iowa to headline a rally for Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley. SENT: 280 words, photos.

ELECTION 2022-NEVADA-HAND COUNT — A county in Nevada starts an unprecedented hand count of its midterm ballots, a process fueled by voting machine conspiracy theories. SENT: 720 words, photos. With ELECTION 2022-WISCONSIN-ABSENTEE BALLOTS — Wisconsin judge won’t allow partial addresses on ballots. SENT: 550 words, photos.

ELECTION 2022-VOTE COUNT FLUCTUATIONS — Explainer: Why might live election results fluctuate? SENT: 500 words, photo.

ELECTION 2022-LGBTQ CANDIDATES — The home stretch of the midterm election campaign is a good news, bad news phenomenon for LGBTQ activists. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 960 words, photos.

MEDIA-NO ENDORSEMENTS — Newspaper endorsements are fading away as prizes to be nabbed by political campaigns, the practice a victim of the media sector’s troubles and the era’s bitter politics. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 990 words, photos.

Follow this link for our complete Election 2022 coverage.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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MENENDEZ-INVESTIGATION — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is reportedly the subject of a new federal investigation. SENT: 300 words.

GEORGIA ELECTION INVESTIGATION — A judge orders former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to testify before a grand jury that’s investigating Donald Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence Georgia’s 2020 election. SENT: 890 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-ISRAEL — Israeli President Isaac Herzog warns President Biden of a mounting Iranian “challenge” as Tehran continues its crackdown on protests led by young Iranians. SENT: 700 words, photos.

EPA-ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES — Nearly 400 school districts across the country are receiving grants totaling about $1 billion to buy 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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IRAN-PROTESTS — Gunmen open fire at a Shiite holy site in the southern city of Shiraz, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, according to state-run media. SENT: 940 words, photos. With IRAN-SANCTIONS — U.S. imposes more Iranian sanctions over Mahsa Amini’s death. SENT: 360 words, photos.

PANAMA-VENEZUELAN MIGRANTS — Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants are stranded in Panama looking for a way home after surviving the crossing of the Darien Gap only to find that a U.S. policy change closed the border to them. SENT: 670 words, photos.

RUSSIA-SOBCHAK — Russian investigators raid the home of Ksenia Sobchak, the glamorous daughter of Vladimir Putin’s one-time boss, in a move that has sends shockwaves through the country’s political scene. SENT: 500 words, photo.

ITALY-POLITICS — Italy’s new far-right Premier Giorgia Meloni easily wins the second of two required confidence votes in Parliament, clearing the way for her government to get down to business. SENT: 490 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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CHRISTMAS PARADE-SUV — A Wisconsin man is convicted of killing six people and injuring dozens of others when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year. SENT: 670 words, photos.

MICHIGAN GOVERNOR-KIDNAPPING PLOT — Three men accused of supporting a plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor are convicted of all charges, a triumph for state prosecutors after months of mixed results in the main case in federal court. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-DACA — Mexican-born filmmaker Jorge Xolalpa is mired in a years-long battle over whether he can keep working legally in the U.S. He is among hundreds of thousands of people waiting to learn if the DACA program will continue. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

TULSA-MASSACRE-GRAVES — Some bodies taken from a Tulsa cemetery and later reburied that could be remains of possible victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will be exhumed again. SENT: 400 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHINA — The Chinese city of Shanghai starts administering an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine in what appears to be a world first. SENT: 700 words, photos.

UN-CLIMATE-EMISSIONS — The three main greenhouse gases hit record levels in the atmosphere last year, the U.N. weather agency says, calling it an “ominous” sign. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

CLIMATE QUESTIONS-TOP POLLUTERS — Who made the global warming mess the world is now in? More than half of the world’s heat-trapping gases comes from three places: The U.S., China and Europe. SENT: 590 words, photos.

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FACEBOOK-META-RESULTS — Facebook parent Meta says its revenue declined for a second consecutive quarter. That’s raising questions about whether spending $10 billion a year on the “metaverse” is prudent. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 280 words, photo.

RAILROAD-CONTRACT TALKS — A second railroad union rejects its deal with the major U.S. freight railroads, adding to concerns about the possibility of a strike next month that could disrupt the economy. SENT: 450 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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WORLD SERIES-PHILLIES-SCHWARBER — The Phillies may go as far as Kyle Schwarber — who hit nearly 1,500 feet of home runs in the NLCS — takes them. UPCOMING: 750 words by 6:30 p.m., photos.

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