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HONOR KILLINGS-LAW — Although they have never met, and rarely agree, two female Pakistani politicians became unlikely allies in the battle to pass a historic law to protect women from murder by members of their own families — and to take the “honor” out of killing. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 1,970 words, photos, interactive. An abridged version of 1,000 words is also available.

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TOP STORIES

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump begins his final-week sprint in Michigan, where no Republican nominee has won in nearly three decades. He sticks with the unorthodox playbook despite the political opening provided by Hillary Clinton’s new email troubles. She tries to use the controversy to motivate early voting. By Steve Peoples and Lisa Lerer. SENT: 900 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words with new approach by 4 p.m. WITH: CAMPAIGN 2016-EARLY VOTING – More than 20 million ballots already cast. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON EMAILS —The FBI will have to look through thousands of emails to check for classified information in its renewed examination of the email practices of Clinton and her aides. Whether the review concludes by Election Day is far from certain. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 4 p.m. WITH: CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON’S PRIORITIES — Some of Clinton legislative, policy priorities if she wins. SENT: 940 words, photos.

IRAQ — Iraqi special forces stand poised to enter the country’s second city of Mosul in an offensive to drive out fighters from the Islamic State group, after sweeping into the last village on the eastern approach to the city while fending off suicide car bombers. By Qassim Abdul-Zahra. With video, photos. SENT: 600 words, UPCOMING: Developing.

SWEDEN-POPE — Pope Francis marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by travelling to secular Sweden and encouraging Catholics and Lutherans to forgive the “errors” of the past and forge greater unity, including sharing in the Eucharist. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

FOOD INDUSTRY DIETITIANS — Do candy and soda makers belong at a dietitians’ conference? The presence of companies like PepsiCo and Nestle at this year’s convention underscored the complex ties between the food industry and the nutrition field. Some critics say they’re seeing signs of a growing awareness about possible conflicts of interest. By Food Industry Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 750 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

OIL PIPELINE-PROTESTS — Protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline are increasingly divided over tactics. Younger demonstrators want to be aggressive, sabotaging heavy equipment and blocking construction crews from building sites. But an older crowd prefers peaceful protest centered on prayer. By Regina Garcia Cano and James MacPherson. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos. WITH: OIL PIPELINE-PROTEST-KEY PLAYERS

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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SUPREME COURT-SERVICE DOG —Justices appear sympathetic to a 12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who wants to sue school officials for refusing to let her bring a service dog to class. SENT: 550 words, photos.

BILL COSBY — Cosby seeks competency test on 13 other accusers. SENT: 1,400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

PEOPLE-ADELE — Adele opens up on postpartum depression battle, alcohol use. SENT: 130 words, photo.

PEANUT ALLERGY PATCH — Study: Skin patch could help kids with peanut allergies. SENT: 250 words, photo.

SHOOTINGS-FREDDY KRUEGER COSTUME — Man dressed as Freddy Krueger shoots 5 people at Texas party. SENT: 130 words.

CHILD GIVEN AWAY — A man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents is with sexually assaulting five other girls in that family. SENT: 300 words.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016-LIBERTARIAN COUNCIL —This Minneapolis suburb has become a mini-laboratory for the Libertarian Party’s governing philosophy. Libertarians hold a working majority on the City Council and are trying to put their frugal, small-government ideas into practice. SENT: 900 words, photos

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NATIONAL

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OKLAHOMA MANHUNT — Authorities say the suspect pursued in a massive weeklong manhunt following a shooting spree had been camping out at a western Oklahoma site that he fled before being confronted and shot dead by state troopers. SENT: 530 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS — A defense attorney thundered at Gov. Chris Christie in closing arguments Monday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial, calling him and his inner circle “cowards” for not testifying against a former staffer on trial for using gridlock for political retaliation. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS-THE LATEST.

HOT CAR DEATH-GEORGIA — The ex-wife of a Georgia man charged with murder after their toddler son died in a hot SUV sheds tears for her boy on the witness stand while testifying that her former husband would not have left him to die on purpose. SENT: 650 words, photos.

URBAN SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS —Turnover rates are on the rise for urban school superintendents, reflecting growing strains on leaders in the largest and neediest systems and disrupting long-term improvement plans that are measured over years, not months. SENT: 830 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CHARLESTON — The murder trial of a white former police officer captured on dramatic cellphone video shooting an unarmed black motorist begins at the county courthouse in Charleston’s historic district. SENT: 250 words, photos. WITH: CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING — Ohio judge assures police shooting case jurors of anonymity. SENT: 350 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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LEBANON — Lebanon’s parliament elects former army commander Michel Aoun as president, filling a post that had been vacant for more than two years and injecting hope that the country’s long-running political paralysis will come to an end. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video. WITH: LEBANON-PROFILE-MICHEL AOUN (sent).

ITALY-EARTHQUAKE — Sister Caterina and her fellow nuns prayed no one would die when an immense roar erupted, shaking everything around them. Their prayer seems to have been answered, but the quake devastated their order, razing the basilica where they’ve been based for centuries. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach of 900 words by 5 p.m.

ISRAEL-DISPUTED SHOOTING — When Ali Nimr drove drunk at night past Israeli police operating in his Jerusalem neighborhood, the officers riddled the Palestinian’s car with gunfire, fearing he was an attacker, according to his indictment. Nimr’s brother-in-law, in the front seat next to him, was killed. Now Nimr is on trial for negligent homicide in his death. SENT: 950 words, photos.

NIGERIA-BOKO HARAM-AID — The governor of the Nigerian state most devastated by Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising is accusing some U.N. and international aid agencies of misusing funds meant for refugees. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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ZIKA-MALE FERTILITY — Zika virus ravages the testes of male mice, sharply reducing sperm counts and fertility, says a study that raises a new specter about its threat to people. SENT: 430 words, photo.

LA QUAKES-OIL DRILLING — New research suggests oil drilling decades ago may have triggered earthquakes in the Los Angeles region, including the 1933 quake that killed more than 100 people. By Science Writer Alicia Chang. SENT: 550 words.

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SPORTS

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WORLD SERIES — Still needing one win for their first title since 1948, the Cleveland Indians will be back at home when Josh Tomlin starts Tuesday night with a 3-2 World Series lead. Jake Arrieta pitches for the Chicago Cubs. SENT: 1,000 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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