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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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TOP STORIES

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DEM 2016-CONVENTION — President Barack Obama prepares to wholeheartedly endorse Hillary Clinton, the night after her husband, former President Bill Clinton, delivered an expansive and passionate testimonial. By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day. With DEM 2016-CONVENTION-OBAMA — Obama returns to the stage that made him famous; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CLINTON’S CHALLENGE — Clinton repackaged as a barrier-breaking liberal champion; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-ISLAMIC STATE — Democrats barely mention terrorist threats. Also see DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA below.

DEM 2016-CONVENTION-KAINE-SPANISH — The Clinton campaign is seeking to make the most of running mate Tim Kaine’s fluency in Spanish. By Russell Contreras and Amy Taxin. SENT: 670 words, photos. With DEM 2016-CONVENTION-KAINE-MCAULIFFE — Kaine pick shows influence of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe; AP EXPLAINS-BANKING LAW — What is the Glass-Stegall Act?

FRANCE-CHURCH ATTACK — French President Francois Hollande meets leaders of France’s main religions and holds an emergency security meeting, as he tries to avert religious tensions and new violence after Islamic State extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest. By Angela Charlton. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 a.m., photos.

JAPAN-KNIFE ATTACK — Japanese police search the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled. By Mari Yamaguchi and Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 590 words, graphic, photos, video.

POLICE SHOOTING-VIRGINIA — As the country reels from shootings of police officers and black men, a rare first-degree murder trial is set to begin for a former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen in Portsmouth. And in many respects, the nation’s fault lines over these types of shootings are clearly exposed in this majority-black city, both inside the courtroom and out. By Ben Finley. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 a.m., photos. Also see OFFICER DEATHS-REPORT below.

FEDERAL RESERVE — With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 2 p.m. Fed statement.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CELEBRITIES — Nomination fatigue? Elizabeth Banks’ jokes fall flat. SENT: 540 words, photos.

POWERBALL-JACKPOT — Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner. SENT: 140 words.

BOY’S LEG STOLEN — Prosthetic leg stolen from boy, 4, at California beach; hundreds reach out to help him replace the limb. SENT: 390 words, photos.

WEINER-TRUMP — Anthony Weiner: I’d beat Trump Jr. like “rented mule” in mayoral run. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders loyalists warn that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party’s national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent. SENT: 680 words, photos, video.

MEDICARE-PRICEY DRUGS — A senior senator wants to know if Medicare’s prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications. SENT: 510 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — A wildfire is fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames force the closure of state parks near Big Sur. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.

ALEUTIANS-SINKING FISHING VESSEL — Two Good Samaritan vessels rescue 46 people who abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard says. SENT: 390 words.

OFFICER DEATHS-REPORT — A mid-year report by an organization that tracks law enforcement officer deaths notes an alarming spike in the number of officers killed in firearms related incidents so far this year. SENT: 530 words.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SOUTH CHINA SEA-MUSCULAR CHINA — The Philippines had dared to take on China in their territorial dispute in South China Sea, and went to an international tribunal for justice where it won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory. SENT: 800 words, photos. With SOUTH CHINA SEA — China criticizes U.S., Japan, Australia for “fanning” tensions.

INDIA-INTERNAL CONFLICTS — The confrontation between protesters and armed forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir is among a host of conflicts that collectively have wracked much of India for decades. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 4 a.m., photos.

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BUSINESS

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JAPAN-EARNS-NINTENDO — Nintendo, the Japanese game maker behind Super Mario and Pokemon, reports fiscal first quarter earnings. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 a.m., photos. With SKOREA-LG DISPLAY-FLEXIBLE DISPLAY — Apple supplier LG Display puts $1.75 billion into flexible displays.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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SCANNING FISH — Scientists are using a powerful CT scanner at a University of Washington lab on the San Juan Islands to begin digitally cataloging thousands of fish species. SENT: 770 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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JAMAICA’S STRUGGLES — Jamaica’s sprinters are obviously elite, but the tiny nation is still a long way from that level in other track and field events. By Sports Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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