BC-AP News Digest 3 am


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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THE KLAN AT 150 — The Ku Klux Klan is trying to raise its hooded head 150 years after it was founded following the Civil War. The ease of online communication is helping the infamous white separatist movement reach new members, and issues important to the Klan like opposition to immigration are coming to the political forefront as the presidential election looms. Still, members acknowledge the movement is fragmented, and watchdogs say it remains a shadow of its former self. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 1,610 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US KKK Today (CR HFR) — KKK tries to rise again. An abridged version of 910 words has also been sent. With THE KLAN AT 150-RULE BOOK — Century-old rule book describes beliefs, practices.

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TOP STORIES

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TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS — Authorities call on other countries to help investigate the bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, saying the identities of the bombers could be determined within a few days. By Suzan Fraser. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 4 a.m., photos, video; memorial service scheduled for 7 a.m. With TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS-THE LATEST.

BRITAIN-EU-CONTINENTAL FALLOUT — Disenchantment with the European Union is not limited to British voters who opted to leave the bloc — across the continent, anti-EU sentiment is bubbling up, fueled by far-right movements and others unhappy about government spending cuts, the influx of migrants and other policies overseen from the 28-nation bloc’s headquarters in Brussels. By Barry Hatton. SENT: 1,070 words, photos. With BRITAIN-EU-CONTINENTAL FALLOUT-GLANCE — Efforts by some countries to put EU’s future to vote; GERMANY-BRITAIN-EU — German regional official: cut EU spending after U.K. exit. Also see BRITAIN-EU HOPEFULS below.

MILITARY-TRANSGENDER — The expected launch of new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military is drawing concerns from senior military leaders who believe the Pentagon is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details and questions. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 770 words, photo.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-TINY FUNDRAISERS — In her quest for the White House, Hillary Clinton is using every fundraising technique at her disposal, including intimate salon-style gatherings with a handful of elite donors that can raise $1 million or more. By Julie Bykowicz. UPCOMING: 840 words by 3:45 a.m., photos.

PHILIPPINES-PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION — Rodrigo Duterte is sworn in as president of the Philippines, with some hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he will undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid threats to kill criminals en masse. By Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano. SENT: 890 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video.

JOURNEY TO JUPITER — Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through thick, swirling clouds and map the giant planet from the inside out. By Science Writer Alicia Chang. UPCOMING: 660 words by 10 a.m., photo. UPCOMING: Craft expected to arrive late on July 4.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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FATAL GRIZZLY ATTACK — Grizzly kills mountain biker near Glacier National Park in Montana. SENT: 420 words, photo.

ASIANS ON HOLLYWOOD — Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood “white-washing.” SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

MEIN KAMPF-HOLOCAUST — Publisher: “Mein Kampf” proceeds to aid Holocaust survivors. SENT: 490 words, photo.

FILM-NEW ACADEMY MEMBERS — Film academy invites 683 new members to join. SENT: 480 words, photo.

PERU-SHANTYTOWN TOURS-PHOTO GALLERY — Shantytown tours offer different view of Peru. SENT: 420 words. With 12 photos by Rodrigo Abd, highlighted by ABD301.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO — As Puerto Rico faces a major debt payment, President Barack Obama vows to move quickly to sign a last-minute rescue package for the financially-strapped U.S. territory and its 3.5 million Americans. SENT: 720 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BRITAIN-EU HOPEFULS — Britain’s decision to leave the EU could push the Balkan states hoping to join the bloc into uncharted waters. UPCOMING: 800 words by 7 a.m., photos.

MONGOLIA-ELECTIONS — The opposition Mongolian People’s Party wins a decisive victory in parliamentary elections in the landlocked nation where a fall in commodity prices has sent the economy into a sharp decline. SENT: 480 words.

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NATIONAL

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NEW DEAL REVIVAL — The 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service is kindling interest in the cabins, murals, furniture and artwork of the New Deal era that transformed and popularized national parks while putting impoverished Americans back to work. SENT: 600 words, photos.

POLICE-STUN GUNS — Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups, according to an analysis released of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States. SENT: 690 words.

ABORTION RESTRICTIONS-INDIANA — A federal judge is facing a deadline for deciding whether to block a new Indiana law banning abortions sought because of fetal genetic abnormalities. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated after ruling.

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SPORTS

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US TRIALS-GOING TO THE DOGS — Therapy dogs are being provided for the first time in the U.S. Olympic swimming team’s lounge, helping the athletes relax before races and get over missing their own pets who had to stay at home. By National Writer Paul Newberry. SENT: 800 words, photos. With US SWIM TRIALS-WHO’S NEW — Michael Phelps gets a bunch of new teammates.

US TRACK TRIALS-YOUTHFUL SPIRIT — Possible new slogan for the U.S. Olympic track team: “Higher, Faster, Younger.” By Sports Writer Pat Graham. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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ESSENCE FESTIVAL — Music is at the heart of the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, but insight into current events and opportunities for entrepreneurs are also being featured. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 a.m., photos.

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