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GOP 2016-TRUMP HATS — Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats proudly tout they are “Made in USA” — but that’s not necessarily always the case, an Associated Press review found. By Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 1,510 words, photos, video. Abridged version also available. WITH: GOP 2016-TRUMP-HATS-GLANCE — Fabric tells a complicated tale. SENT: 350 words, photo.

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TOP STORIES

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POLICE SHOOTING-PROTESTS — Snipers open fire on police officers in Dallas, killing five officers and injuring seven others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. Three people are in custody and a fourth suspect was exchanging gunfire with authorities, police say. By Terry Wallace. SENT: 560 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: POLICE SHOOTING-PROTEST-THE LATEST. HIGHLIGHTING VIDEO: US TX Police Shooting 3 — Raw: Video Shows Protesters Flee Dallas Gunfire (Sent).

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA — A suburban police officer who killed a black motorist likely wouldn’t have fired if the driver had been white, Minnesota’s governor declared, jumping into a reignited national debate over how law enforcement treats people of color. UPCOMING: Photos, video, 1,000 words by 4 a.m. WITH: POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA-NEWS GUIDE; POLICE SHOOTINGS-BLACK GUN OWNERSHIP — Activists say black gun owners are often treated differently than white gun owners. SENT: 850 words, photo.

POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA — For a third night, protesters trying to make sense of recent events gather at the store where a black man was shot to death by police, emotions stoked by another fatal shooting in Minnesota. By Mike Kunzelman, Melinda Deslatte and Cain Burdeau. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

CLINTON EMAILS — Congressional Republicans press the FBI to launch a new investigation into whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress during her testimony on the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 690 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words after 9 a.m. meeting.

OBAMA-EUROPE — President Barack Obama arrives in Warsaw for a summit of NATO leaders, opening a European trip likely to be dominated by discussion of the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. By Kathleen Hennessey. SENT: 440 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words after meeting, beginning at 4 a.m. WITH: NATO SUMMIT-CHALLENGES — NATO has at least four key challenges at this week’s summit, the alliance’s first in nearly two years. UPCOMING: 840 words by 5 a.m.

IRAQ — Dozens are killed in a late-night bomb attack on a Shiite shrine outside the Iraqi capital. The bombing, which took place days after a large-scale attack on Baghdad killed at least 186 people, has fueled rising anger and frustration at the government’s security failings. UPCOMING 300 words by 5 am., photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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THREE SUNS — A newly discovered mega planet has not one, not two, but three suns. SENT: 510 words, photos.

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT-NEWS GUIDE — Brisk sales drive Mega Millions jackpot to $540 million. SENT: 350 words, photos.

AIR CONDITIONING THE SIDEWALK — NYC cracks down on businesses ‘air conditioning the sidewalk.’ SENT: 760 words, photos.

MUSICAL HEARTBEATS — Michigan music therapist records young patients’ heartbeats as gift for parents. SENT: 530 words, photos.

SPAIN-RUNNING OF THE BULLS — Five people are gored in a hair-raising second running of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival. SENT: 120 words, photo.

BOLIVIA-DONKEY MILK-PHOTO GALLERY —Bolivians line up to buy glasses of fresh donkey milk that they believe fights respiratory illnesses. SENT: 11 photos with 240 words.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump speaks on “Succeeding Together” in Miami-Dade County, home to the largest Cuban-American population in the U.S. By Jill Colvin and Bill Barrow. SENT: 870 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words after 2:30 p.m. speech.

SUPREME COURT-GINSBERG — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court shut down tactics used by opponents of abortion and affirmative action in higher education in two major cases the justices decided at the end of their just-concluded term. SENT: 960 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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EGYPT-MILITARY STYLE — Egypt’s general-turned-president has turned to the military to help repair a damaged economy to a degree unseen in more than 50 years. The military is leading projects from building roads to providing cheap food to the public. SENT: 1,100 words, photo.

KOREAS-TENSION — U.S. and South Korean military officials say they’re ready to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea to cope with North Korean threats. The announcement will raise strong objections in Beijing, Moscow and Pyongyang. SENT: 730 words, photos.

VENEZUELA-MADURO’S GAMBLE — Deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro has sidelined Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress, blocking every piece of major legislation with the help of the Supreme Court. Now, he seems ready to risk further domestic anger and international criticism by shutting it down altogether. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ASIA-TYPHOON — A powerful typhoon loses power after slamming into Taiwan’s eastern coast, bringing ferocious winds and torrential rains to the area. SENT; 400 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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HOMELESS KILLINGS — Police arrests a man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in spate of attacks on homeless men who were sleeping alone and sometimes set on fire, a spree that left two men dead and two seriously injured. SENT: 600 words, photos.

DECOMPOSED BODY IN CRIB — The father of a young girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib at their apartment last year will be sentenced on charges including corpse abuse and drug abuse. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 a.m., then an update after 9 a.m. sentencing.

TODDLER LIFE SUPPORT — Doctors at a Virginia hospital want to perform a test they believe will prove that a 2-year-old girl who choked on a popcorn kernel is brain-dead and won’t recover, but her family won’t allow it. They believe Mirranda Grace Lawson will open her big blue eyes again, and they worry the test will harm her. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.

IMMIGRANTS-COLLEGE ACCESS — A program at Eastern Connecticut State University helps immigrants who live in states where the law prohibits immigrants without permanent legal status from attending public universities. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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