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AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND

August 29, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in North Dakota. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

AP POLL-SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It’s a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there’s also no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on his nomination before Election Day. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Wednesday, that finds nearly half of Americans — 46 percent — don’t have a strong opinion on President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court. By Kevin Freking and Emily Swanson. SENT: 780 words, photos, graphic.

AROUND THE STATE:

RASTAFARIAN LAWSUIT

MINOT, N.D. — A practicing Rastafarian is suing Ward County Social Services to get her name off a child abuse registry. Three years ago, Shanika Lister’s baby daughter had traces of marijuana in her system, but a judge later ruled that Lister’s use of marijuana is a protected religious practice. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

BISMARCK HOMICIDE-APPEAL, PIPELINE PROTESTS-SENTENCES, OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING, TRIBAL ELECTION

SPORTS:

TWINS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — Now leading the AL Central by 14 games and headed toward another division title, the Indians continue their four-game series against Minnesota with Adam Plutko facing Twins right-hander Kohl Stewart. Game time 7:10 p.m.

VIKINGS PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have a new quarterback in Kirk Cousins and the same Super Bowl aspiration, after coming within one win of the big game last season. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 1 p.m. EDT.

NEW MEXICO ST-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Zack Annexstad won the starting quarterback job at Minnesota as a true freshman. Now comes the hard part, trying to boost a lagging passing game for the Gophers. Annexstad’s debut comes on Thursday night in the season opener against New Mexico State. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 4 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

BASEBALL TOURNAMENT-BISMARCK

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