Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

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Voters in Massachusetts were choosing between incumbents and fresh faces in Tuesday's primary, where several members of the state's all-Democratic U.S. House delegation faced spirited challenges. The ballot also featured races for governor and a Republican contest for the U.S. Senate. By Bob Salsberg and Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 650 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated after polls close at 8 p.m. with new text, photos.


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Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. SENT: 1,050 words.


A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked with policing workplace discrimination of all kinds. Places such as New York City and Massachusetts have added resources to deal with the surge in complaints, but human rights agencies elsewhere say their small staffs are struggling to keep up with growing caseloads. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 900 words, photos.


— FISH STRANDING: Provincetown residents say they found thousands of small fish dead from an unexpected mass stranding on a Cape Cod beach. SENT: 130 words.

— DEAD DOLPHIN: A dolphin that stranded on a Cape Cod beach died even as a rescue team was on the way to help. Orleans police reported the dolphin on Nauset Beach to the Yarmouth-based International Fund for Animal Welfare late Sunday morning. SENT: 130 words.

— MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS: One person was killed and another person was injured in a pair of unrelated shootings in Lawrence on the holiday. SENT: 130 words.

— CRANBERRY GLUT: Cranberry farmers have asked the federal government for permission to destroy a quarter of their crop in response to a glut that has kept prices low and growers operating in the red. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER ASSAULTED: A Massachusetts man has been charged with assault and battery on a police officer after allegedly striking an officer with his vehicle and struggling during an arrest over the weekend. SENT: 130 words.



Rick Porcello goes for his 16th victory as the Boston Red Sox try for their second straight win over the Braves. Sean Newcomb pitches for Atlanta and has a 12.15 ERA with 29 hits allowed in his last three home starts. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING. 800 words with photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m.


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