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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change.

Among today's coverage highlights as we see them:

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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-- CHARLESTON SHOOTING (sent; developing)

-- CHARLESTON SHOOTING-VIOLENT EXTREMISM (upcoming)

-- SUPREME COURT (developing)

-- GREECE-BAILOUT (sent; developing)

-- AFGHANISTAN (sent, developing)

--NKOREA-INSTAGRAM (sent)

--MUSIC-TAYLOR SWIFT-APPLE (sent, developing)

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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OBAMA-PODCAST (sent)

COSBY-DEFAMATION SUIT (sent, developing)

CHINA-EATING DOG (sent)

SEARCH EX-WHITE HOUSE CHEF (sent, developing)

SPAIN-NAME CHANGE (sent)

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VIDEO

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CHARLESTON SHOOTING (sent, developing)

AFGHANISTAN (sent, developing)

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PHOTOS

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CHARLESTON SHOOTING (sent)

SALVADOR VIOLENCE (sent)

US OPEN (sent)

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Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times GMT):

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US

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CHARLESTON SHOOTING A week of funerals lie ahead for victims of the Charleston church massacre that killed nine people, re-opened old racial wounds and evoked memories of past episodes of violence against black churches. SENT: 500 words, photos, videos, audio. Developing.

CHARLESTON SHOOTING-VIOLENT EXTREMISM -- The killings of community leaders inside a black church in South Carolina appear to fit a grim pattern of violence fueled by hateful ideology. UPCOMING.

OBAMA-PODCAST -- Obama in first presidential podcast interview says US not cured of racism, uses racial epithet. SENT; 580 words, photos.

COSBY DEFAMATION SUIT -- Federal judge to hear arguments on Bill Cosby's bid to dismiss defamation suit from three women. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from court hearing scheduled for 1300 GMT.

VANQUISHING THE VANDERBILTS -- The Vanderbilt family has fallen into a public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion called the Breakers. Even Anderson Cooper has been dragged into the fray. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

COSBY-DEFAMATION SUIT -- A federal judge is set to hear arguments on comedian Bill Cosby's request to have dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing him of decades-old sex crimes. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPDATES from court hearing at 1300 GMT.

JESSE JACKSON JR-PRISON -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from a Baltimore halfway house, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March. SENT: 300 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON

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UNITED STATES-RUSSIA: US defense chief says NATO must stand together in face of Russian aggression, but avoid a new cold war. SENT: 680 words. UPCOMING: Updates from news conference, 690 words by 2000 GMT, photos.

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WORLD

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GREECE-BAILOUT -- Markets surge on hopes for a breakthrough at a summit to be held Monday to keep Greece from defaulting and falling out of the currency union. By Lorne Cook and Nathalie Savaricas. SENT: 640 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. With GREECE-BAILOUT-THE LATEST (sent; updated throughout the day), GREECE-BAILOUT-NEWS GUIDE (sent)

AFGHANISTAN -- A Taliban suicide bomber and seven gunman die in failed assault on parliament in the Afghan capital; the militants do succeed in capturing two districts in the country's north. SENt: 710 words, photos, video.

NKOREA-INSTAGRAM -- Warnings are appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea that claim access to the popular photo sharing app is being denied. SENT: 700 words, photo.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-GAZA WAR -- A U.N. investigation into the summer's Gaza war accuses Israel and Hamas militants of possible war crimes, providing new ammunition for Palestinians to use against Israel at the International Criminal Court. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: 1,000 word new approach by 2000 GMT.

SOUTH AFRICA-RHINO POACHING Calling rhino horns a renewable resource, rhino breeders and game reserve owners are taking the South African government to court to overturn its ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 1900 GMT.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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MARTHA STEWART -ACQUISITION -- Martha Stewart Living is being acquired in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $353 million. SENT: 110 words.

FINANCIAL MARKETS -- Hopes of a breakthrough in Greece's bailout discussions with international creditors helps stock markets surge around the world, particularly in Europe. SENT: 460 words, photos.

GENERAL MILLS-CEREAILS -- General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural. SENT: 130 words.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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CLIMATE HEALTH, HFR -- A panel of doctors and public health experts has a prescription for an Earth with a fever: Give up coal immediately. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2230 GMT.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-TAYLOR SWIFT-APPLE -- Apple says it will pay royalties for streaming music after Taylor Swift writes open letter. SENT: 570 words, photo.

SHAKING THEATERS -- Special seats in movie theaters vibrate, sway and rattle to punctuate gunshots and punches in the film, aiming to create an experience you can't duplicate at home. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

TV-WEATHER CHANNEL-CLIMATE CHANGE -- The Weather Channel is looking beyond cold fronts and summer showers with a project featuring 25 prominent people pushing for action on climate change. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1400 GMT, photos.

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