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BC-AP News Digest 3:30 am

Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

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NEW/DEVELOPING

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers, left, celebrates after kicking the winning field goal during overtime of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Seattle won 27-24. (AP PhotoTony Avelar)

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TURKEY-ISLAMIC STATE _ Angered at EU, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners. SENT: 120 words.

NATO-FRANCE-US _ Trump, Macron to meet after French president criticized NATO. SENT: 130 words, photo.

SCHOOL-SHOOTING-SOUTH-CAROLINA _ Teen faces 30 years to life in South Carolina first grader's school death. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Hearing expected to begin by morning.

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MIGRANT CHILDREN-THE TRAUMA _ The Trump administration held nearly 70,000 migrant children in custody this year, more than ever in U.S. history. Mostly teens, they are sent to 170 shelters in 23 states where mental health experts say they risk being exposed to trauma that can cause lifelong physical and emotional problems. By Christopher Sherman, Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 2,340 words, photos. With abridged.

WHAT CAN BE SAVED-CHINA PARKS _ There's a building boom on China's Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. But this time, the Chinese government wants to set limits on the region's growth in order to implement its own version of one of the U.S.'s proudest legacies _ a national park system. The Chinese economy has boomed over the past 40 years, but the country's priorities are now expanding to include conserving its key natural resources. By Christina Larson and Emily Wang. SENT: 1,730 words, photos, video. With abridged. For series hub: https://apnews.com/WhatCanBeSaved

WFP-SEXUAL-ABUSES _ In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers. David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, says in a recent interview with The Associated Press that he is "making hard choices to bring change" to the WFP. By Maggie Michael. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-MEET THE WITNESSES _ Diplomats and career government officials, they’re little known outside professional circles, but they’re about to become household names testifying in the House impeachment inquiry. The witnesses will tell House investigators _ and Americans tuning into the live public hearings _ what they know about President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. SENT: 560 words, photos. With TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-HEARINGS _ Democrats, GOP to vie for impeachment narrative _ on TV; TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT _ Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid; TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-WHAT’S COMING. For full coverage of the impeachment inquiry in AP Newsroom: https://newsroom.ap.org/page/impeachment

BOLIVIA-PROTESTS _ Bolivia faces its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, flees the country following weeks of violent protests. By Luis Andres Henao and Carlos Valdez. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS _ A pair of Israeli airstrikes target senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. By Fares Akram and Aron Heller. SENT: 1,070 words, photos, video. With ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-THE LATEST.

SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION _ Protections for 660,000 immigrants are on the line at the Supreme Court. The justices are hearing arguments on the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and allows them to work in the United States legally. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: 990 words after late morning arguments.

HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ Police and protesters battle outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators block roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime in another day of protest in Hong Kong. By Ken Moritsugu. SENT: 860 words, photos. With HONG KONG BLENDED PORTRAITS _ Portraits of Hong Kong’s masked protesters.

CONGRESS-UNFINISHED BUSINESS _ Impeachment hearings for Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. The hearings create yet another layer of complications for senior lawmakers pressing for an agreement on $1.4 trillion worth of federal agency budgets or finalizing a rewrite of North American trade rules. By Andrew Taylor. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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JIMMY CARTER _ Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for brain surgery. SENT: 250 words, photo.

STUDENT BEATEN-TEACHER FIRED _ Substitute teacher fired after Texas student beating goes viral. SENT: 360 words, photos.

BANGLADESH-TRAINS-COLLIDE _ Express trains collide in Bangladesh, killing at least 15. SENT: 170 words, photos.

TOKYO FROM ABOVE-PHOTO GALLERY _ Observation decks offer panoramic city views of Tokyo. SENT: 230 words. With 18 photos.

CUBA-SPANISH ROYALS _ Spanish king and queen arrive in Cuba for first royal visit. SENT: 340 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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THAILAND-POPE'S ROBES _ In a Catholic preparatory school, seamstresses from the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sisters of Bangkok are studiously snipping and sewing, fashioning robes for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.

AFGHANISTAN-TALIBAN _ Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announces that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free an American and an Australian professor they abducted in 2016. SENT: 700 words, photo.

AUSTRALIA-WILDFIRES _ Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia's most populous state as authorities warn most people in their paths that there was no longer time to flee. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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WINTRY WEATHER _ Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold. SENT: 450 words, photos, video.

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ELECTION 2020-DEVAL PATRICK _ Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, underscoring some Democrats' deep uncertainty about the party's current crop of contenders. By Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 660 words, photo. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

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BUSINESS/TECH

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DISNEY PLUS-COMPARING THE NEWBIES _ Disney Plus is joining the streaming fray and there's no shortage of streaming video services coming up. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 690 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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VAPING-LUNG TRANSPLANT _ Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. SENT: 530 words, photo. UPCOMING: News conference scheduled for 3 p.m.

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SPORTS

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SEAHAWKS-49ERS _ Jason Myers kicks a 42-yard field goal after Chase McLaughlin missed a kick earlier in overtime, and the Seattle Seahawks hand the San Francisco 49ers their first loss of the season with a 27-24 victory. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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