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DIVIDED AMERICA-IMMIGRATION — For all of Donald Trump’s talk of building a border wall and deporting 11 million unauthorized immigrants who are mainly Hispanic, immigrants to the U.S. are now more likely to come from Asia than from Mexico or Latin America. They are transforming the nation in ways largely ignored by the political jousting. By Economics Writer Josh Boak. SENT: 2,050 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Divided Immigration (CR). An abridged version of 970 words has also been sent. With DIVIDED AMERICA-IMMIGRATION-ENFORCEMENT — Visa overstays get short shrift in border security debate. (sent)
CAMPAIGN 2016 — Hillary Clinton presses Republicans to take a clear stand on Donald Trump after his crude remarks about women. And some do — returning to Trump’s fold after abandoning him over the weekend. By Kathleen Hennessey and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 865 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos. SENT: 865 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos. WITH: CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-TAX LOOPHOLES — Experts say the tax code is full of loopholes that tend to benefit the rich. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.
HURRICANE MATTHEW-US — Even before the wall of water crashed in, the city of Lumberton was plagued with problems: poverty, scarce job opportunities and high crime. Now a flood is ravaging a place where hope was already tough to come by. By Tamara Lush and Allen Breed. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m.
HURRICANE MATTHEW-CARIBBEAN — Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew last week now face another deadly threat: cholera. The wreckage left behind by the storm has created the perfect conditions for spreading the water-borne disease. By Ben Fox and David McFadden. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. WITH: HAITI-USS IWO JIMA — The Navy has sent one of its large warships to Haiti, bringing more than 1,100 sailors and 600 Marines. SENT: 700 words, photos.
SYRIA-HAMA OFFENSIVE —Infighting among some insurgent groups in Syria is severely hampering an offensive against the city of Hama that activists had hoped would cut government supply lines to Aleppo and ease the pressure on that embattled city. By Bassem Mroue. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos. WITH: SYRIA — Airstrike hits market in Syria’s Aleppo, killing 15. SENT: 730 words, photos, video.
BREAST CANCER-MAMMOGRAMS — A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumor that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione UPCOMING: 750 words. HOLD FOR RELEASE at 5 p.m., photo.
CATHOLIC-GAYS — An ideological tug of war over the firing of a Rhode Island church music director for marrying his same-sex partner illustrates the confusion in some U.S. Roman Catholic parishes over Pope Francis’ words on homosexuality. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 830 words, photo.
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
LOST IN PRINCE — Nearly six months after the shocking death of Prince, some superfans are still grieving hard, seeing no end in sight to their sadness. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
PLANE CRASH-EAST HARTFORD — The survivor of a small plane that crashed on a busy road in Connecticut has told police detectives that the wreck was intentional, the mayor says. SENT: 300 words, photos, video.
DERRICK ROSE LAWSUIT — A judge has refused to declare a mistrial or dismiss the rape lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BACKPAGE-SEX TRAFFICKING — The chief executive of the adult classified ad site Backpage.com is set to make his first court appearance on sex trafficking charges. UPCOMING: Developing from court appearance tentatively scheduled to begin after 4:30 p.m.
TRIPADVISOR-ANIMAL WELFARE — Travel website TripAdvisor will no longer allow users to book visits to attractions where travelers can come in contact with captive wild animals or endangered species. SENT: 130 words.
WASHINGTON & POLITICS
CAMPAIGN 2016-ROAD TO 270 — Democrats are treating perennial swing states like Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin more like safe states for Clinton. Their confidence is driven by changing demographics, Trump’s unpopularity with women and his struggle with Hispanics. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos. WITH: CAMPAIGN 2016-BILL CLINTON — Youngest voters don’t seem to care about Bill Clinton’s marital infidelity. SENT: 780 words, photos; CAMPAIGN 2016-WHY IT MATTERS-ENERGY (sent).
SYRIA-ARMED DRONES — Militant groups like Hezbollah and Islamic State can weaponize surveillance drones, U.S. military says. SENT: 770 words, photo.
SMALL TOWN HUNGER — Storm Lake, Iowa, appears the picture of economic health, a place where jobs are plentiful. But there’s a growing problem that that’s becoming increasingly familiar to rural areas around the country: Thousands of working families and elderly residents don’t have enough money to feed themselves or their children. SENT: 900 words, photos.
DRUG SCOURGE-SOCIAL MEDIA — Widely shared images of children dealing with the effects of their loved ones’ heroin addiction are raising questions about whether a child’s pain helps scare addicts straight or simply exploits the epidemic’s youngest victims. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2:30 p.m.
HEALTH CARE LAW-MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s Democratic governor says the Affordable Care Act is “no longer affordable,” a stinging critique from a state leader who embraced the law just a few years ago. SENT: 340 words, graphic.
UN-HUMAN RIGHTS-TRUMP —Trump would be “dangerous from an international point of view” if elected, the U.N. human rights chief says, doubling down on his recent expression of concerns about “populist demagogues” that prompted a rebuke from Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations. SENT: 550 words, photo.
BRITAIN-BREXIT LAWSUIT — A lawsuit seeks to answer Britain’s most important constitutional matter in a generation: can Prime Minister Theresa May start negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union without an act of Parliament? SENT: 900 words, photos. WITH: BRITAIN-EU — British lawmakers pressure the Conservative government to give Parliament a vote on the negotiating terms for Brexit. SENT: 500 words, photos.
BURUNDI-INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT — Lawmakers in Burundi overwhelmingly voted Wednesday in support of a plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, something no country has ever done. SENT: 450 words, photo.
MALAWI-MISSING PRESIDENT — Malawi’s president has been out of the country for almost a month, prompting demands for him to explain what critics call his “absence without leave.” SENT: 220 words, photo.
DIGITAL LIFE-SMARTPHONE PHOTOS —Apple and Google are both applying machine learning to organize the thousands of photos on your phone. A look at what they can do now — and what they need to be useful. SENT: 700 words, photos.
SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-ELECTION CHATTER — The 2016 presidential campaign is inciting more workplace discussions than in past elections, some small business owners say. And human resources consultants are fielding more questions about what to do when there’s increased chatter. UPCOMING by noon: 800 words by 2:30 p.m., photos.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
FILM-JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE — Timberlake and chill? The pop star and director Jonathan Demme discuss their Netflix concert film, “Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids.” They were brought together by Demme’s iconic concert film, “Stop Making Sense.” By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m., photos.
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