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NKOREA-TENSIONS — North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs tells The Associated Press that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and says a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

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TOP STORIES

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DEM 2016-CONVENTION — Hillary Clinton has the stage, after President Obama named her the inheritor of his legacy and the candidate who could realize the “promise of this great nation.” By Kathleen Hennessey and Bradley Klapper. SENT: 800 words by 3:30 a.m. photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: DEM 2016-OBAMA-ANALYSIS — Standing before the last, biggest audience he has left, Obama names a successor to carry forward the aspirations that once rallied millions to his side. SENT: 780 words, photos, video; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CLINTON — Clinton hopes to introduce voters to the “real” Hillary Clinton. SENT: 780 words, photos; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CHELSEA – Former first daughter to introduce her mom. SENT: 610 words, photos; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-TAKEAWAYS; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-FACT CHECK (both sent); TOP VIDEO: US PA DNC Analysis (CR) — AP Analysis: Democrats Say Trust Clinton (sent).

DEM-2017-CONVENTION-TRUMP-TAXES — Wealthy Democratic donors, who know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be, can’t stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to release his. By Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 830 words, photos. With CAMPAIGN 2016-EMAILS-RUSSIA – Trump encourages Russia to find and make public missing emails deleted by Clinton. SENT: 990 words, photos, video.

SYRIA — Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, Russia’s defense minister announces as Syrian forces take another district from rebels in the city. By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Philip Issa. SENT: 630 words, photos. WITH: SYRIA-THE LATEST.

TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Turkey’s prime minister chairs a meeting of the Supreme Military Council that is expected to lead to a major shake-up within the armed forces. By Suzan Fraser. SENT: 530 words, photos. WITH: TURKEY COUP-TRAITOR’S CEMETERY — Tucked in a corner of a construction site lies a “Traitors’ Cemetery,” created specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 a.m., photos.

POLAND-POPE — Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praises native son St. John Paul II as a “meek and powerful” herald of mercy, and honored the countless “ordinary yet remarkable people” in Poland who held firm to their Catholic faith throughout adversity in the former Communist nation. By Frances D’Emilio. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. WITH: POLAND-POPE-HOLOCAUST — Francis will encounter a complex Polish-Jewish history of both betrayal and salvation during a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. SENT: 1,000 words, photos; TOP VIDEO: POLAND Pope Fall (CR) —Raw: Pope Francis Trips and Falls During Mass. (Sent).

JOHN HINCKLEY — In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time. Thanks to a judge’s order, John Hinckley Jr. will be able to live with his mother at her Virginia home full time, starting as early as Aug. 5. By Ben Finley and Ben Nuckols. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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SKY DIVING WITHOUT A PARACHUTE — Luke Aikins will be wearing nothing more than the clothes on his back when he jumps from a plane at 25,000 feet. SENT: 900 words, photos.

ELEPHANT SEDATIVE — A drug used to sedate elephants is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states. SENT: 550 words, photos.

OLD LOBSTER SAVED — Larry the Lobster, who gained fame being spared from a boiling pot in Florida, has died. SENT: 130 words.

JUPITER-HURRICANE HEAT — Astronomers say a massive hurricane on Jupiter could be heating up parts of the gas giant’s upper atmosphere. SENT: 130 words.

WARREN SAPP-SHARK BITE — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp bitten by shark during Florida Keys lobster trip. SENT: 130 words, photo.

LIGHT IN THE SKY — Meteor in sky lights up social media in Nevada, other states. SENT: 100 words.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA — The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Clinton their nominee lingers in Philadelphia as the four-day convention reaches its big night. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.

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NATIONAL

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BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted unrest in the streets and toppled the careers of Baltimore’s police commissioner and a Democratic mayor, no one will go to jail. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

UNIVERISTY OF LOUISVILLE-PRESIDENT — University of Louisville trustees accepts the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. SENT: 830 words, photo.

RED LIGHT-CAMERAS —A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act. SENT: 550 words, photo.

WHALER ANCESTORS — A new database set up by America’s premier whaling museum lets you plug in your name and find out if your ancestors hunted whales in the century before the practice was banned in 1927. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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FRANCE-CHURCH ATTACK — The second man who attacked a Normandy church during a morning Mass this week, slitting the throat of the elderly priest, is a 19-year-old Frenchman from eastern France, the prosecutor’s office says. SENT: 350 words, photos. WITH: GERMANY-ATTACKS — Bavarian officials pledge to hire hundreds of extra police officers and urge tougher background checks on asylum-seekers. SENT: 350 words, photos.

MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE — Australian officials confirm that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed. SENT: 590 words, photos.

ISRAEL-NEW YORK DIPLOMAT — For years the most known face of the West Bank settler movement, Dani Dayan is to become the face of Israel to much of North America as he takes the post of Israel’s new consul general in New York, overseeing his country’s biggest diplomatic mission in the world. SENT: 800 words, photo.

PERU-NEW PRESIDENT — Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumes Peru’s presidency with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a possible liability as a hostile congress and resurgent left look to capitalize on deep social divisions. SENT: 760 words, photo. UPCOMING: Inauguration ceremony begins 11:30 a.m.

INDONESIA-EXECUTIONS — Indonesia quickly rebuffs appeals from the U.N. human rights chief and the European Union to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CLUB PROS — Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are at Baltusrol. So are 20 club pros, who for one week out of the year get treated on equal ground as the best golfers in the world. SENT: 900 words, photo. UPCOMING: First group tees off at 7 a.m.

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OLYMPICS

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OLY–SAI-AMERICAN CHANCES — They’ve had their shots, have an all-star coaching staff and are probably as acclimated to Rio de Janeiro’s tricky conditions and foul water as sailors from any other country. The great unknown is whether the U.S. sailing team can return to the medals podium after an embarrassing shutout on the English Channel in 2012. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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DYLAN CRASH-50TH ANNIVERSARY — Bob Dylan’s tumble from his Triumph was the most fateful motorcycle crash in pop-culture history, but even 50 years later, the details remain foggy. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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