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Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

US CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-ABORTION

There's disagreement about whether abortion should even be an issue in Connecticut's governor's race, despite the appointment of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice leading to the reversal of Roe v Wade. By Susan Haigh. Upcoming 12 p.m.

TOP STORY:

WWII AIRMAN-FUNERAL

More than a dozen relatives of a U.S. service member whose plane was shot down during World War II are traveling next week to Arlington National Cemetery for his long-delayed funeral. The remains of Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, recovered from the crash site in France, were identified in December by scientists using DNA analysis. Canty, who grew up in Winsted, Connecticut, was 22 when he was killed June 22, 1944. SENT: 350 words with photos.

IN BRIEF:

— INFANT DEATH INVESTIGATION: Police are investigating the death of a Connecticut infant. SENT: 105 words.

— BURGLARY ARRESTS-BASEBALL MEMORABILIA: Connecticut police say they have recovered items stolen from an area baseball franchise. SENT: 135 words.

— FEMALE INMATES: Connecticut officials will mark the opening of a new unit for young female prisoners/ SENT: 130 words.

—HISTORIC PARK: Funding has been lined up for improvements to Connecticut's historic Colt Park. SENT: 130 words.

— NATIONAL GUARD: The new leader of the Connecticut National Guard is officially taking over as the state's Adjutant General. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--RED SOX-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Red Sox put David Price on the mound against the Kansas City Royals as they continue their three-game series. Brad Keller tries to continue his hot streak for Kansas City. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m. CT.

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