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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST.

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TOP STORIES

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2016-ELECTION — America elects its 45th president, making Hillary Clinton the nation’s first female commander in chief or choosing billionaire businessman Donald Trump, whose volatile campaign has upended U.S. politics. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. SENT: 950 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US NH Dixville Notch (CR) — Tiny Dixville Notch votes for Clinton. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day. With 2016-ELECTION-WATCHING TUESDAY — Brew some coffee; it could be a late night; 2016-ELECTION-NEWS GUIDE — Good riddance to a campaign of numbing negativity; 2016 ELECTION-FIRST VOTES — First ballots cast in New Hampshire on Election Day; 2016-ELECTION-THE LATEST. Also see 2016-ELECTION-AMERICA VOTES and 2016-ELECTION-VOTING PROBLEMS below.

2016-ELECTION-ANALYSIS — We’ll know soon enough who won. We already know the prize: A big, ugly gash in the heart of American politics. By Kathleen Hennessey. SENT: 780 words, photos, video. With 2016-ELECTION-TRUMP’S TAKEAWAYS, 2016-ELECTION-CLINTON’S TAKEAWAYS — Keys to the candidates.

IRAQ — Iraqi authorities inspect a mass grave discovered outside the IS-held city of Mosul where bulldozers extracted piles of bones and decomposed and decapitated bodies among garbage and clothes. By Brian Rohan. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 a.m., photos.

SKOREA-POLITICS — Scrambling to defuse a massive scandal, South Korean President Park Geun-hye concedes to lawmakers the power to name her new prime minister, a move that could seriously hurt, or even destroy, her ability to govern. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 480 words, photos.

ISRAEL-ARAB WOMEN — A string of murders of Israeli-Arab women by suspected relatives sparks soul searching in the community and unprecedented demonstrations against its treatment of women. After years of silence, Arab citizens are now calling for more police and social services in their long-neglected neighborhoods. By Aron Heller and Areej Hazboun. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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CAMPAIGN 2016-MADONNA — Madonna plays surprise concert in New York City park for Clinton. SENT: 350 words, photos.

ELECTION-ILLINOIS-VOTING-RAPPER — Chance the Rapper leads concert crowd to Chicago voting site. SENT: 130 words, photo.

JAPAN-SINKHOLE — Parts of street collapse in southern Japan city; no injuries. SENT: 210 words. With five photos, highlighted by TXMY803.

SAMSUNG-BATTERY FIRE — A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded. SENT: 370 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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2016-ELECTION-AMERICA VOTES — Election Day arrives at last, and Americans are heading to the polls to have their say in the choice of the next president. Some paused to talk about their decisions and the tensions of the moment. By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 630 words, photos. Also see ATHLETES AND VOTING below.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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2016-ELECTION-VOTING PROBLEMS — The usual tension of a presidential election has a twist this year — questions about the integrity of the election itself. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates expected throughout the day.

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INTERNATIONAL

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HONG KONG-BRITISH BANKER’S TRIAL — A Hong Kong jury convicts a British banker on two counts of murder in the 2014 killings of two Indonesian women in a gruesome case that shocked the Chinese financial hub. SENT: 290 words. UPCOMING: photos.

PHILIPPINES-MARCOS-HERO’S BURIAL — The Philippine Supreme Court rules that former dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be buried at a heroes’ cemetery in a ruling opponents say roll back the country’s democratic triumph when Filipinos ousted the strongman in a “people power” revolt three decades ago. SENT: 310 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-ASYLUM SEEKERS — Australia will find another country to resettle hundreds of asylum seekers now held on poor Pacific islands, a minister says as his government plans to banish for life refugees who arrive by boat. SENT: 490 words. With AUSTRALIA-GAY MARRIAGE — Gay rights advocates welcome Australia rejecting public vote.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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JOLIE-PITT DIVORCE — Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a representative for the actress says. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. SENT: 450 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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ATHLETES AND VOTING — As Election Day approached, pro athletes across the country lobbied for their brethren to get out and vote. By Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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CHINA-TRADE — China’s exports fall again in October in a fresh sign of weak global demand that is complicating efforts by Beijing leaders to shore up economic growth and reduce reliance on trade and investment. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 370 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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At the Nerve Center, Jerome Minerva can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Toru Takahashi (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, Dien Magno (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

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