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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. Alanna Durkin Richer is on the desk.

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CONNECTICUT HOUSE

Two Democrats and three Republicans are vying for the opportunity in Tuesday's primary to fill Connecticut's only open congressional seat in this year's election. It's a scenario that was unthinkable a year ago, when most thought Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty would likely win a fourth term. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 700 words.

HISTORIC BLACK CEMETERY

Officials and property owners in wealthy Greenwich, Connecticut, have settled a dispute over a historic cemetery with no gravestones where African-American slaves owned by prominent families are buried. The town is taking ownership and marking the small parcel. By Dave Collins. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. Pursuing photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WEST NILE VIRUS-CONNECTICUT — State public health officials have confirmed the first two human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Connecticut this season.

— STUDENT-SUICIDE LAWSUIT — The second-highest court in Connecticut has ruled that the town of Greenwich and its school system are not immune from a wrongful death lawsuit involving a 15-year-old boy who killed himself after what his parents say were years of being bullied.

— TAX EVASION SENTENCING - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison for failing to pay nearly $500,000 in federal income taxes.

— DRIVE BY SHOOTING — A Connecticut man will spend the next three and a half years behind bars for his role in a drive-by shooting that grazed a father and narrowly missed a sleeping child.

— STUDENT FALL-PROFESSOR CHARGED: A retired Central Connecticut State University professor charged with lying about serious injuries suffered by a student under his supervision has applied for a special form of probation that could allow him to avoid a criminal record. SENT: 130 words.

— HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL INVESTIGATION: Authorities in Connecticut are investigating an incident involving a high school football team. Police received a complaint concerning the Seymour High School football in May. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-ORIOLES

The Boston Red Sox send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound against Dylan Bundy and the Orioles to open a weekend series in Baltimore. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

RANGERS-YANKEES

The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka starts opposite Mike Minor and the Rangers in the second game of the series. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

METS-MARLINS

Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start for the Mets when they open a three-game series at Miami on Friday. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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