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BC-ND--North Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ND

May 17, 2019

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ABORTION-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely restrict the procedure. Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia also have approved bans on abortion once fetal cardiac activity can be detected, which can occur in about the sixth week of pregnancy. Some of those laws already have been challenged in court, and similar restrictions in North Dakota and Iowa previously were struck down by judges. By Summer Ballentine. SENT: 470 words, photos.

TWINS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ Martin Perez looks to improve to 6-1 when the AL Central leading Minnesota Twins face the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Marco Gonzales starts for Seattle, also seeking his sixth win. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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