AP Stylebook updates, 03/02

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Gypsy, Gypsies

Capitalize references to the nomadic ethnic group also known as Roma. Either is acceptable. In Europe, where most Gypsies live, they are widely referred to as Roma. The word should be explained: Gypsies, also known as Roma. Lowercase otherwise: gypsy cab, gypsy-cab driver, gypsy moth. 

Roma

Capitalize references to the nomadic ethnic group also known as Gypsies. Either is acceptable. In the United States, they are widely referred to as Gypsies. The word should be explained: Roma, also known as Gypsies.

tip off (v.) tipoff (n. and adj.)

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