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AFP Americas News Agenda for May 5

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Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

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What's happening in the Americas on Sunday:

COLOMBUS, Ohio: US President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address for the graduation ceremony at Ohio State University. Coverage on merit. Picture (US-POLITICS-EDUCATION)

HOUSTON, Texas: Final day of the annual convention of the National Rifle Association, a powerful US pro-gun lobby, as debate simmers over the country's lax firearms laws in the wake of recent mass shootings. Expect coverage. Picture (US-POLITICS-GUNS)

WASHINGTON: Senior lawmakers appear on the Sunday television talkshows to discuss the Boston Maraton bombings and reports that Israel has conducted airstrikes into Syria. Coverage on merit (US-ATTACKS and SYRIA-CONFLICT-US)

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