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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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ONLY ON AP

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DOGS-NEW BREED — The pumi, a high-energy Hungarian herding dog, is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club and many other U.S. dog shows. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 330 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign, Donald Trump will lambaste Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration. By Julie Pace and Jill Colvin. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words after 10:30 a.m. speech. Also se GOP 2016-DUMP TRUMP below.

BRITAIN-EU-DIVIDED CITY — London is the most pro-EU place in Britain — and the least. The divide between the cosmopolitan business districts of the City and Canary Wharf and working-class Havering reveal the uncertainties and complexities of the upcoming vote. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 950 words, photos. BRITAIN-EU REFERENDUM — Final day of campaigning before referendum; BRITAIN-EU REFERENDUM-EXPLAINER — A look at mechanics of voting process; BRITAIN-EU REFERENDUM-THE LATEST.

KOREAS-TENSIONS — In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea fires two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials say, its fifth and sixth such attempts since April. By Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 870 words, photos, video. With NKOREA-US — U.S., North Korean diplomats attend meetings in Beijing.

LEBANON-THE OTHER WAR — In a remote corner of Lebanon along the border with Syria, Lebanese troops have been quietly making steady progress in fighting against Islamic extremists holed up in the rugged mountains. It is a fight less visible than the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State group in Syria, Iraq and Libya. By Bassem Mroue. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SOUTH POLE RESCUE — After flying through dangerous dark and cold, a rescue plane lands at the South Pole to evacuate a sick worker from a remote U.S. science station, federal officials say. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 620 words, photos.

MED SCHOOL BOOM — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the U.S., promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions, but critics question whether companies keeping an eye on profits can properly train the nation’s next crop of doctors. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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YACHT CLUB-NO WOMEN — Vote to retain men-only policy at yacht club roils seaside town home to Taylor Swift (who wouldn’t be able to join even if she wanted to). SENT: 650 words, photos.

LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT — Trial reveals “backstage pass” to making of Led Zeppelin’s epic “Stairway to Heaven.” SENT: 590 words, photo.

PRINCE-JUDITH HILL — Singer Judith Hill recalls Prince plane emergency landing. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: photo.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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RYAN-HEALTH CARE PLAN — House Republicans unveil new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law. By Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner. SENT: 470 words, photo. UPCOMING: 600 words after 2 p.m. event.

GOP 2016-DUMP TRUMP — The “dump Trump” movement is gaining followers among delegates to next month’s Republican National Convention, an effort that could tarnish Trump’s coronation even if it ultimately fails. SENT: 830 words, photos.

OBAMA-CHEMICAL REGULATION — Obama signs into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years while hailing a rare moment of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words after 11:15 a.m. signing.

HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATION — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency’s Washington headquarters when he entered the building with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs. SENT: 520 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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WESTERN WILDFIRES — For days, wildfires rage amid spiking heat across Southern California and much of the West, driving hundreds of people from their homes. SENT: 520 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Fire (CR) — Raw: Firefighters Gaining Ground on Wildfire.

DENNIS HASTERT — The hours are counting down to the deadline when former House Speaker Dennis Hastert must report to prison to serve a 15-month sentence. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Deadline for reporting is 3 p.m. With DENNIS HASTERT-NEWS GUIDE.

GAS DRILLING-PUBLIC LANDS — A judge rules that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another setback to the Obama administration’s efforts to tighten how fossil fuels are mined. SENT: 520 words, photos.

EMBEZZLEMENT SUSPECT-HIKER — A Kentucky accountant who spent most of six years as a fugitive in an embezzlement case roaming the Appalachian Trail will soon learn how many more years he will spend behind bars. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: Sentencing scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

DEM 2016-CONVENTION-PROTESTS — Officials in Philadelphia say they have no plans to crack down on protesters lacking permits during the Democratic National Convention next month. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 10 a.m.

BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH — A judge gives himself until Thursday to decide the fate of an officer in whose van the neck of a young black arrestee was somehow broken. SENT: 700 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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VENEZUELA-US — A senior U.S. diplomat is in Venezuela to meet with officials to jumpstart dialogue between the normally hostile governments as the socialist-run nation is torn apart by daily food protests and a campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. SENT: 670 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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AUCTION-AMERICAN INDIANS — As American Indian tribes push for limits to the auctioning of artifacts, some collectors fear the move — and investigations like one in the case of a ceremonial shield that pulled from a Paris auction — will send a chill through the tribal artifacts market. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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STATE OF US HOUSING — Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to, a report by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies finds. By Economics Writer Josh Boak. SENT: 890 words.

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SPORTS

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ARGENTINA-US FOLO — The United States is overmatched by Lionel Messi and mighty Argentina in a 4-0 Copa America semifinal loss that illustrates the wide gap between the Americans and the world’s elite teams. By Sports Writer Kristie Rieken. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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At the Nerve Center, Jerome Minerva can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Wally Santana (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, Dien Magno (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact [email protected] or call 877-836-9477.

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