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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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BELGIUM-SECURITY — Brussels shopping center closed off for security operation. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated, photos.

JORDAN-ATTACK — Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated, graphic.

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ONLY ON AP

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WOMEN IN COMBAT-MARINES — New physical standards established so women can compete for combat posts in the Marine Corps have weeded out many of the female hopefuls — and some men too. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 840 words, photos. With WOMEN IN COMBAT-MARINES-GLANCE — How do you measure up?

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TOP STORIES

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NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Attorney General Loretta Lynch visits Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. By Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider. SENT: 900 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 950 words after 2:15 p.m. event.

CONGRESS-GUNS-POLITICS — Even the most vulnerable GOP senators are siding with the NRA on gun votes. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 790 words, photos, video. With HOUSE-BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION — Benghazi committee misses self-imposed deadline.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP — Donald Trump’s decision to fire his campaign manager less than a month before the Republican convention sends a powerful signal to weary GOP leaders that the billionaire businessman recognizes the increasingly dire state of his presidential campaign. By Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples. SENT: 870 words, photos. With GOP 2016-TRUMP’S CONFIDENTIALITY DEMANDS — For many Trump employees, keeping quiet is legally required. Also see CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-MONEY below.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-RUNNING MATE — Hillary Clinton’s search for a running mate moves into a more intense phase. By Julie Pace and Lisa Lerer. SENT: 810 words, photos. With CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-ECONOMY — Clinton seeking to disqualify Trump on handling of economy. SENT: 650 words, photo. UPCOMING: 750 words after 11:30 a.m. speech.

NYC JAILS-SEXUAL ASSAULT — New York City’s Rikers Island jail has entrenched problems dealing with sexual abuse, including emergency hotlines that don’t work, confidential complaints read by fellow inmates and investigations that don’t interview alleged attackers, according to an internal review obtained by The Associated Press. By Jake Pearson. SENT: 580 words, photo.

CHINA-DOG MEAT FESTIVAL — A city in southern China goes ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists. By Peng Peng. SENT: 610 words, photos. UPCOMING: video.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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COMMERCIAL DRONES — The Obama administration is on the verge of approving routine commercial use of small drones. SENT: 690 words, photo.

INDIA-INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY — Twist and Om: Millions take part in International Yoga Day in India. SENT: 250 words, photos.

LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT — Led Zeppelin lawyers ask judge to toss “Stairway to Heaven” copyright case. SENT: 310 words, photo.

PEOPLE-DON MCLEAN-DIVORCE — “American Pie” singer Don McLean, wife, finalize divorce. SENT: 100 words, photo.

CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY-RIFLE GIVEAWAY — Florida GOP candidate to give away semi-automatic rifle. SENT: 540 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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WESTERN WILDFIRES — Two wildfires that together burned 7 square miles and drove several hundred people from their homes in foothill suburbs of Los Angeles are growing fast and surging closer to each other. SENT: 510 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Wildfire (CR) — California wildfires burn near homes.

EXTREME HEAT— The Southwest is about to get some heat relief — if you can call it that — as temperatures in the region are forecast to begin dipping from unbearable to merely sweltering starting Tuesday. SENT: 790 words, photos, video.

POT CLUBS-COLORADO — People in Colorado are smoking marijuana on sidewalks, in city parks and in alleys behind bars and restaurants — a problem that has resulted in increasing numbers of public consumption tickets and has led some legalization advocates to propose pot clubs as a way to bring the drug’s use behind closed doors. SENT: 700 words, photos.

DENNIS HASTERT-PRISON — A Wednesday deadline for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to report to a federal prison in Minnesota is fast approaching although he could report before then. SENT: 140 words, photo. With DENNIS HASTERT-PRISON-NEWS GUIDE.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-MONEY — Trump’s campaign has plunged at least $6.2 million back into Trump corporate products and services, from Trump Tower to Trump wine. SENT: 700 words, photo. With CAMPAIGN 2016-MONEY-NEWS GUIDE — Trump lags far behind Clinton in fundraising.

SUPREME COURT-WHAT’S LEFT — Regulation of Texas abortion clinics, race in college admissions, and protections for people living in the U.S. illegally are among the big issues yet to be decided by the Supreme Court. SENT: 550 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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ISRAEL-LAND GRAB — A Palestinian landowner in Jerusalem is fighting an Israeli decision to seize his property and hand it over to a West Bank settlement group through novel means — using an an Israeli lawyer who spent 16 years as a municipal civil servant approving expropriations of Palestinian land in Jerusalem. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. With ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Official: Israeli troops shoot, kill 14-year Palestinian boy.

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SPORTS

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COPA AMERICA-CAMERON — Geoff Cameron pairs with John Brooks to star in the center of the defense and help the United States to soccer’s Copa America semifinal against Argentina. By Sports Writer Kristie Rieken. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Game begins at 9 p.m.

DIV-DUMAIS’ QUEST — With a new wave of daring, young divers eager to replace him on the international stage and battling a nerve injury, 36-year-old Troy Dumais insists he’s not ready to say goodbye at this week’s U.S. Olympic trials. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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