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Americas News Agenda for May 20

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Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

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What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:

+ Primary day in several US states

WASHINGTON: Primaries are staged in several US states ahead of key mid-term congressional elections in November, with eyes on Kentucky, where Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is battling a Tea Party rival. Picture. Video (US-VOTE)

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ARLINGTON, Virginia: The United States and the European Union stage a fifth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a pact that would create the world's largest and richest free-trade zone. Negotiations continue through Friday (US-EU-ECONOMY-TRADE-TTIP)

NEW YORK: Microsoft holds an event expected to unveil upgrades to its Surface tablets, aiming to gain momentum in the fast-growing device market. 1500 GMT. Expect coverage (US-IT-TABLET-MICROSOFT)

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers convene a hearing to discuss a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists that details a range of historic landmarks across the United States at risk due to climate change and sea level rise, 1730 GMT. Expect coverage. (CLIMATE-US-SPACE)

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