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A woman waits to vote, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Miami. Florida begins in-person early voting in much of the state Monday. With its 29 electoral votes, Florida is crucial to both candidates in order to win the White House. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) © Provided by Associated Press A woman waits to vote, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Miami. Florida begins in-person early voting in much of the state Monday. With its 29 electoral votes, Florida is crucial to both candidates in order to win the White House. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org.

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Adds ELECTION 2020-VOTER REGISTRATION, WORLD SERIES PREVIEW, NUCLEAR MISSILES, US-SUDAN, SYRIA-US-AMERICANS MISSING, DENVER-PROTEST SHOOTING, ALASKA EARTHQUAKE.

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales puts on his mask, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, after giving a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one day after general elections in his home country, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Morales’ party claimed victory in a presidential election that appeared to reject the right-wing policies of the interim government that took power in Bolivia after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country a year ago. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) © Provided by Associated Press Former Bolivian President Evo Morales puts on his mask, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, after giving a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one day after general elections in his home country, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Morales’ party claimed victory in a presidential election that appeared to reject the right-wing policies of the interim government that took power in Bolivia after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country a year ago. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

CHIEFS-BILLS — Game began 5 p.m.

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-VACCINE-THE COLD CHAIN — From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe. But nearly 3 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion people live where the temperature-controlled storage is insufficient for an immunization campaign to control COVID-19. By Lori Hinnant and Sam Mednick. SENT: 2,060 words, photos. Abridged version also available.

Indigenous protesters wash up before marching in Bogota, where they traveled in a caravan from the interior of Colombia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The leaders of the indigenous communities say they are mobilizing to reject massacres, assassinations of social leaders, criminalization of social protest, to defend their territory, democracy and peace, and plan to stay in the capital for a nationwide protest and strike on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) © Provided by Associated Press Indigenous protesters wash up before marching in Bogota, where they traveled in a caravan from the interior of Colombia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The leaders of the indigenous communities say they are mobilizing to reject massacres, assassinations of social leaders, criminalization of social protest, to defend their territory, democracy and peace, and plan to stay in the capital for a nationwide protest and strike on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

AP POLL-VIRUS OUTBREAK-WORKPLACE — The pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are distressed, too. A quarter have even considered quitting their jobs as worries related to the pandemic weigh on them, according to an AP-NORC poll. By Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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A woman wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past a graffiti in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Several Spanish regions adopt new restrictions to deal with the health emergency. Spain is nearing one million infections since the onset of the pandemic, the most in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © Provided by Associated Press A woman wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past a graffiti in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Several Spanish regions adopt new restrictions to deal with the health emergency. Spain is nearing one million infections since the onset of the pandemic, the most in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

ELECTION 2020 — Angry and defensive, President Donald Trump comes out swinging at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day. By Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.

A man, wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, walks past gathered chairs and tables of a restaurant in Brussels, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew entered into force Monday in the hard-hit coronavirus country as health authorities warned of a possible sanitary "tsunami". (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © Provided by Associated Press A man, wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, walks past gathered chairs and tables of a restaurant in Brussels, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew entered into force Monday in the hard-hit coronavirus country as health authorities warned of a possible sanitary "tsunami". (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

ELECTION 2020-VOTER REGISTRATION — In a new political casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats are losing ground to Republicans in the voter registration race in the final weeks before the election. By Nicholas Riccardi. UPCOMING: 800 words by 8 p.m., photo.

Pro-democracy activists wave mobile phones with lights during a demonstration at Kaset intersection, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) © Provided by Associated Press Pro-democracy activists wave mobile phones with lights during a demonstration at Kaset intersection, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page in AP Newsroom.

VIRUS OUTBREAK — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. With VIRUS OUTBREAK-GLOBAL — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet surpasses 40 million. SENT: 740 words, photos.

A face mask was left behind near the Euro sculpture in Frankfurt, Germany, early Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) © Provided by Associated Press A face mask was left behind near the Euro sculpture in Frankfurt, Germany, early Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION —The Supreme Court agrees to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings and a second about the administration’s use of money to fund the border wall. By Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman. SENT: 690 words, photos.

RUSSIAN HACKERS CHARGED — The Justice Department announces charges against Russian intelligence officers in a string of global cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 810 words, photos.

WORLD SERIES PREVIEW — The Dodgers and Rays — with the best records in each league — will meet in Game 1 on Tuesday night before the smallest World Series crowd in more than a century. This is the first World Series since 1993 played entirely on artificial turf. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words by 8 p.m., photos.

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JEFFREY TOOBIN — Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin issuspended by the New Yorker and steps away from his job as CNN’s senior legal analyst pending what the cable network calls a “personal matter.” SENT: 150 words.

NOKIA-MOON NETWORK — Nokia says it has been tapped by NASA to build the first cellular communications network on the moon. SENT: 240 words, photos.

TRAVEL-ONE MILLION PASSENGERS — The number of passengers screened for flights in the U.S. tops one million in a day for the first time since the pandemic outbreak last March. That's still about 60% fewer air travelers than this time last year. SENT: 320 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-JOKES — From the perspective of late-night comics Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon, there’s really only one candidate running for president. During September, President Donald Trump was the butt of 97% percent of their jokes. SENT: 230 words, photo.

EMRICK RETIRES — Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring at 74 after almost 50 years behind the mic, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the U.S. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-CONGRESS — Time is running out for a pre-election COVID-19 rescue bill, and if history is any guide, prospects for a deal this fall if Joe Biden wins the White House back for Democrats aren’t that great either. SENT: 950 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-BELGIUM — Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew takes effect as health authorities warn of a possible “tsunami” of new virus cases. SENT: 450 words, photos. With VIRUS-OUTBREAK-BRITAIN — Wales becomes the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swaths of its economy. SENT: 860 words, photos.

POLAND-VIRUS-OUTBREAK — Poland’s government is transforming the National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of people infected with the coronavirus. SENT: 400 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-WISCONSIN — A Wisconsin judge reimposes an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor venues to 25% of capacity. SENT: 770 words, photo.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ONE GOOD THING-DESKS FOR KIDS — As remote schooling swept the nation, parents realized that many kids lacked desks at home. So they got busy building, collecting and donating them in their communities. SENT: 650 words, photos.

Find more coverage on the Virus Outbreak on the featured topic page in AP Newsroom.

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NUCLEAR MISSILES — The Pentagon raises to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously for 50 years. SENT: 410 words.

ELECTION 2020-EARLY VOTING-FLORIDA — Floridians begin early voting with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign tries to cut into an early advantage Democrats have posted in mail-in votes in the key swing state. SENT: 810 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-VOTING-DEAD VOTERS — Ballots cast by people who vote early but die before Election Day are sometimes cited as proof of voter fraud, but in many states they’re perfectly legal. SENT: 920 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SYRIA-US-AMERICANS MISSING — A senior White House official made an unusual, secret visit to Syria for high-level talks aimed at securing the release of two Americans who have been missing for years amid the country’s long civil war. SENT: 790 words, photos.

BOLIVIA-ELECTIONS — Evo Morales’ party claims victory in a presidential election that appears to sharply shift Bolivia away from the conservative policies of the U.S.-backed interim government. SENT: 950 words, photos.

US-SUDAN — President Trump says Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that would open the door for the African country to get international loans and aid. SENT: 610 words, photos.

ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN — Reports of renewed shelling challenge the new cease-fire in the conflict over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has raged for over three weeks. SENT: 650 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN — The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan warns that “distressingly high” levels of violence threaten to derail peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. SENT: 520 words, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER — Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season. SENT: 120 words.

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DENVER-PROTEST SHOOTING — A television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator following opposing rallies is charged with second-degree murder. SENT: 530 words, photos.

ALASKA EARTHQUAKE — A reported 7.4 magnitude earthquake off the Alaska Peninsula prompts tsunami warnings for a wide swath of communities. SENT: 180 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks give up some of their recent gains as hopes fade on Wall Street that Washington will come through with aid for the economy before Election Day. The S&P 500 drops 1.6%, its worst day in more than three weeks. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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FILM-2000 RECOUNT DOCUMENTARY — The Florida recount, with its hanging chads and razor-thin margins, may seem like a long time ago. But an HBO documentary titled “537 Votes” delves into recent history to remind voters this November about how much their ballots can matter. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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CHIEFS-BILLS — In a showdown between two of the NFL’s top passers, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs play Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 5 p.m. With CARDINALS-COWBOYS — Andy Dalton makes his first start for injured QB Dak Prescott when Dallas faces Arizona. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.

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