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BC-AP Top Stories Digest

February 6, 2019

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 .




STATE OF UNION — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump calls on Washington to cast aside “revenge, resistance and retribution” and end “ridiculous partisan investigations” in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency. By Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, videos.

TRUMP-NORTH KOREA — Trump says that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 720 words, photo.

HOUSE DEMOCRATS-COMMITTEE ACTION — A House committee will hold its first hearing on gun violence in years. Two others will gavel in to address climate change. And three more will debate protecting pre-existing health conditions and the Affordable Care Act. After eight years in the minority, House Democrats are about to uncork their bottled-up legislative energy. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 880 words, photo.

BREXIT-EUROPEAN PAIN — A garment factory in northwestern Portugal fears it could be part of the collateral damage from Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union’s single market. As Brexit-inspired economic adjustments ripple across the bloc, small countries like Portugal could feel a lot of economic pain, although how much disruption remains unclear because the terms of the divorce deal remain unresolved. By Barry Hatton. UPCOMING: 950 words at 4 a.m., photos.

BRAZIL-EDUCATION-BOLSONARO — The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says it is determined to fight “Marxist ideology” in schools. Officials say they want to excise references to feminism, homosexuality and violence against women in textbooks and have the military take over some public schools. By Diane Jeantet. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.




WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING — A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for noon.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS — Now controlled by Democrats, the House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote to send more than 50 interview transcripts to special counsel Robert Mueller. SENT: 600 words, photo. UPCOMING: 750 words after 10 a.m. meeting.




UNITED AIRLINES-PREMIUM SEATS — United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. SENT: 380 words, photo.




TV-ABC-OSCARS — Oscars disarray over the exit of Kevin Hart as the host of the show had an upside — people paid attention, ABC’s entertainment president says. By TV Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 280 words, photo.