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November 13, 2018

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A person familiar with the plans says Amazon will split its second headquarters between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y. Here are AP’s coverage plans:

Amazon HQ — Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, a decision that brings an end to the intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs, according to a person familiar with the plans. By Alan Suderman and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. Will be updated. Official announcement could come later Tuesday, exact timing uncertain.

With: Amazon HQ-The Latest.

Amazon HQ-Two Cities — A look at New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in northern Virginia. Both are riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers, but there are plenty of differences between them. A version of this story moved previously and is being updated with developments. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

Amazon At a Glance — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you’ve bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you’ve been caught up in Amazon’s growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon’s sprawling empire will stretch even further. A chunky text look at the business Amazon has a hand in. SENT: 700 words, photos.

Amazon HQ-Seattle Lessons — Seattle has enjoyed the benefits - and the downsides - of being Amazon’s hometown as tens of thousands of highly-paid tech workers have transformed the city. What might Seattle’s experience mean for the online giant’s new locations and how have Seattle’s Amazon growing pains affected the search? By Sally Ho. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by noon EDT.

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