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TOP STORIES

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POLICE SHOOTINGS-DALLAS — The gunman in the deadly attack on Dallas police had plans for a larger assault and possessed enough explosive material to inflict far greater harm, officials said. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. WITH: POLICE SHOOTINGS-THE LATEST; POLICE SHOOTINGS-DALLAS-SURVIVOR — Surviving Dallas officer recounts anguished efforts to save colleagues. SENT: 682 words, photos; POLICE SHOOTINGS-DALLAS-PROTECTING-SONS —Texas woman shot while protecting son says she’d march again. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.

POLICE SHOOTINGS-OPEN CARRY — Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people in Dallas last week to protest police shootings of blacks. It was part of the new legal landscape in Texas, which earlier this year allowed people to openly carry firearms in public. Moments later, a sniper’s attack on police officers ignited panic and confusion about who was shooting. By Lisa Pane. SENT: 900 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTINGS-POLICING PROTESTS — In the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities were criticized for heavy-handed tactics, many departments took a more restrained approach. Now, after the shooting deaths of five officers at a Dallas protest, some experts are suggesting the pendulum could swing back to flash-bang grenades and mass arrests. SENT: 780 words, photos. WITH: POLICE SHOOTINGS-PROTEST-LOUISIANA —Officers keep hundreds of protesters off a highway in Louisiana’s capital, making dozens more arrests. SENT: 990 words, photos; POLICE SHOOTINGS-PROTEST-LOUISIANA-THE LATEST.

OBAMA — For President Barack Obama, the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to be easy compared to his next challenge: Comforting the America he returned home to. Obama will fly Tuesday to Dallas, the scene of the massacre of police officers that has become a tipping point in the national debate about race and justice. By Kathleen Hennessey. UPCOMING: 640 words by 3:45 a.m., photos.

SOUTH CHINA SEA-WEIGHING IN — A case brought by U.S. ally the Philippines against China represents a diplomatic dilemma for far-flung nations. A head of a ruling Tuesday, AP offers a look at where dozens of countries stand on the Philippines’ use of international arbitration in its dispute with Beijing over South China Sea claims. By Matthew Pennington. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

HEALTHBEAT-TRANSPLANTS-THEN AND NOW — Brenda Hudson’s first kidney transplant lasted a remarkable 40 years, and now her second showcases how far organ transplants have come and the hurdles that still await. With more than 120,000 people on the national waiting list, the biggest challenge is how to ease the critical donor shortage. By Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. UPCOMING: 940 words by 3:45 a.m., photos, video.

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JOE PERRY — Aerosmith’s Perry hospitalized after becoming ill at NY show. SENT: 130 words, photo.

EURO 2016-FINAL —The Portuguese had to win their first major trophy the hard way, stunning host France in the European Championship final after playing without Cristiano Ronaldo from the 25th minute through extra time. SENT: 900 words, photos.

GYM-OLYMPIC TRIALS — Biles, Douglas headline US women’s gymnastics team. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

BOSTON-CITGO SIGN — Some fear Boston’s iconic Citgo sign may soon go dark. SENT: 520 words, photos.

WIMBLEDON — Andy Murray’s first Wimbledon championship was for his country. This one was for Andy Murray. SENT: 900 words, photos.

DOG MEAT RESCUES — Humane Society takes South Korean dogs being kept for meat. SENT: 250 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP —Donald Trump will deliver a speech on veterans’ reform, his latest in a series of prepared remarks aimed at convincing reticent Republicans that he has the discipline and control to mount a credible general election bid against Hillary Clinton. By Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3:45 a.m., photos. UPCOMING: Speech starts at 1 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL

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KASHMIR PROTEST — Indian authorities are struggling to contain protests by tens of thousands of Kashmiris angry after 20 people were killed in weekend demonstrations called after troops killed a top anti-India rebel leader. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ISRAEL-NETANYAHU —Israel’s attorney general is looking into suspicions surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which are reportedly linked to a large transfer of money to the Israeli leader or one of his family members. SENT: 370 words, photos.

CAMBODIA-CRITIC KILLED — Cambodia’s prime minister says authorities will conduct a vigorous investigation to uncover any conspiracy behind the shooting death of a government critic, and urged the opposition not to use the assassination to incite people. SENT: 500 words, photos.

ASIA-TYPHOON — Chinese officials say six people are dead, with 8 others missing, after Typhoon Nepartak battered the coast with heavy rain and strong winds that toppled homes and triggered landslides. SENT: 280 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

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NATIONAL

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TWA FLIGHT 800 ANNIVERSARY — The fiery crash of TWA Flight 800 outside of New York City remains one of the most infamous disasters in aviation history 20 years later. SENT: 930 words, photos.

WOMEN-POVERTY IN RETIREMENT — During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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INDIA-FOREIGN INVESTMENT PACTS — India has triggered the escape clause on dozens of bilateral investment treaties, saying it wants to renegotiate the deals to secure better protection from foreign litigation. SENT: 1,400 words, photos. WITH: ASIA-CORPORATE-TRANSPARENCY — India has the most transparent companies while Chinese firms are the most opaque, according to a global anti-graft watchdog’s survey. SENT: 300 words.

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SPORTS

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GYM-THE GRIND —The Grind is a rite of passage in women’s gymnastics designed to end with tearful hugs on the podium with Olympic gold medals draped around their necks. It’s a bid for glory that comes with an inherent risk as coaching staff grapple with the question of how much is too much. SENT: 950 words, photos.

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