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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

August 29, 2014

Editors, news directors:

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Massachusetts.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING

GOVERNOR-MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON — Democratic and Republican candidates for Massachusetts governor are planning for a blitz of glad-handing and campaign advertising as voters begin trickling back from vacation and start focusing on the Sept. 9 primary elections. The primary season is especially truncated this year — with just a week between the traditional end-of-summer Labor Day festivities and the winnowing of candidates a week later. UPCOMING 500 words by 4 p.m.

MILITARY JET CRASH-VIRGINIA

WESTFIELD, Mass. — The Massachusetts Air National Guard is expected to release the name of the pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet in Virginia. Timing uncertain.

EBOLA-COLLEGE STUDENTS

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert, but cautioning against alarm. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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