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DEVELOPING

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IRAQ — Iraqi officials say a car bombing at an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated northeastern district of Baghdad kills at least 11 people. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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ONLY ON AP

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AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS-CLINTON — A new poll finds Hillary Clinton struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary. By Julie Pace and Emily Swanson. UPCOMING: 1,020 words, photos by 3:30 a.m.

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TOP STORIES

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POLICE SHOOTINGS-OBAMA — President Obama tries to help grief-stricken Dallas begin to heal less than a week after five of its police officers were slain in the line of duty. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words after 1:40 p.m. speech.

POLICE SHOOTINGS-DALLAS DIVERSITY — An Iranian-born restaurant owner. A Texas native and mother of two living in a luxury high-rise condo. A Black Lives Matter activist filling out job applications. When Micah Johnson began firing through the streets of downtown Dallas, he invoked panic across a city increasingly defined by its diversity. A quarter of the city’s population today was born in another country. More than a third identify as Hispanic. A quarter are black. Now Dallas has become an epicenter for the nation’s struggles with race and policing. By Christine Armario. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3:30 a.m. WITH: POLICE SHOOTINGS-DALLAS-DOCTORS; POLICE SHOOTINGS-DALLAS DEPARTMENT (sent).

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA RESPONSE — For many leaders in Minnesota’s black community, the dropping of a federal investigation and no charges being filed after a black man was killed by Minneapolis police in November was reason to question whether months of work to repair racial disparities and police-community relationships had paid off. The same questions are again being asked after last week’s fatal police shooting of another black man in the Twin Cities area. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 3:30 a.m. WITH: POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA — The family of a black driver shot dead during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul announces funeral plans and lays out its expectations of authorities for the investigation of the officer involved. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3:30 a.m. Developing on merits from 11 a.m. news conference.

VENEZUELA UNDONE-THE LINE — As Venezuela’s lines have grown longer and more dangerous, they have become not only the stage for everyday life, but a backdrop to death. More than two dozen people have been killed in line in the past 12 months, including a 4-year-old. By Hannah Dreier. SENT: 1,600 words, photos. Highlighting AP video — VEN Food lines CR. Abridged version will also move.

LEBANON-HEZBOLLAH’S WAR — A decade after it fought Israel in a devastating month-long war, the Iran-backed Shiite Hezbollah is in crisis, having been forced to join an unpopular, costly war to defend President Bashar Assad against rebels. The group faces mounting challenges: Its elite military command has been decimated and more than a thousand Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria. By Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam. 1,200 words, photos, video. WITH: LEBANON-HEZBOLLAH’S WAR-GLANCE (sent).

CAMPAIGN 2016 — Bernie Sanders offers his long-awaited endorsement to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words after 11 a.m. event. With CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-CLIMATE CHANGE — Donald Trump at odds with world leaders about climate change; CAMPAIGN 2016-PENCE, CAMPAIGN 2016-SESSIONS — Two possible Trump running mates (all sent).

SOUTH CHINA SEA RULING — China steps up its opposition to an international tribunal’s ruling to be handed down Tuesday that will decide on a challenge by the Philippines to the so-called nine-dash line that Beijing uses to claim virtually the entire South China Sea. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 a.m.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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POKEMON GO — The Pokemon Go craze marks a turning point for augmented reality, technology that superimposes a digital facade on the real world. UPCOMING: 760 words, photos by 5 a.m.

SPAIN-RUNNING OF THE BULLS — Spain: 4 injured, no gorings in fast 6th Pamplona bull run. SENT: 120 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

AUSTRALIA-BALLOON — A Russian balloonist launches his helium balloon from an Australian Outback town in a bid to set a record for flying around the world non-stop. SENT: 130 words.

BLAGOJEVICH SENTENCING — Federal prosecutors recommend that a judge impose the same 14-year prison sentence on Rod Blagojevich at his August resentencing that the imprisoned governor received at his original sentencing in 2011. SENT: 440 words.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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ATTORNEY GENERAL-CONGRESS — Attorney General Loretta Lynch faces questions about policing and race, as well as the Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against Hillary Clinton. By Eric Tucker and Erica Werner. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: 600 words after 10 a.m. hearing.

SENATE 2016-DEMOCRATS — Democrats eye Kansas as they try to expand their playing field into red states and take back the Senate. By Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner. SENT: 630 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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MICHIGAN COURTHOUSE-SHOOTING — A sheriff says a jail inmate trying to escape from a western Michigan courthouse wrested a gun from an officer, killing two bailiffs and injuring two more people before he was fatally shot by other officers. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. WITH: MICHIGAN COURTHOUSE-SHOOTING-THE LATEST.

HOMELESS KILLINGS — San Diego police say they didn’t have enough evidence to prosecute a man identified as the sole suspect in a spate of attacks on transients that left three dead. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 690 words, photos.

WESTERN WILDFIRES — Two federal firefighters returning from a wildfire patrol in remote northern Nevada have been killed in a crash, while crews are battling blazes across the Western U.S. Federal fire managers on Monday reported active fires in at least nine states. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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HOUSING PEAK-10 YEARS LATER-STABLE CITIES — Homes in many of the most desirable U.S. cities have become so costly that few but high earners can afford them. And rising rents have made it hard to save enough to buy. Then there are the exceptions. St. Louis is one. So are Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Kansas City, Missouri. In those areas, homes remain comparatively affordable relative to incomes. Throw in ultra-low mortgage rates, and ownership is still within reach — even for those just entering their careers at modest salaries. By Jim Salter. SENT: 900 words, photos. (This is the latest in a series of Associated Press stories about how the U.S. housing market has evolved in the 10 years since the market peaked.)

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