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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

December 6, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org.

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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

SURGEON GENERAL-OPIOIDS

The U.S. Surgeon General will speak at a national summit in Boston focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic. The two-day gathering starts Thursday at Harvard Medical School. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m.; will be updated from 10:30 a.m. speech, photo planned.

HARVARD AWARD-MALALA

Harvard University is honoring Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai for her work promoting girls’ education. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates on merits after 3:30 p.m. event, photo planned.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEW LAWMAKER-ELECTIONS COMPLANT: A newly elected Rhode Island state representative says he is stepping down after facing mounting criticism over his misleading local officials about a nonexistent campaign mailer. SENT.

SPORTS

KNICKS-CELTICS

The New York Knicks visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BRUINS-LIGHTNING

The Boston Bruins visit the Tampa Bay Lightning. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

PATRIOTS-DOLPHINS

Although the New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East for the past decade, they’ve lost four of their past five games in Miami heading into Sunday’s matchup. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 650 words moving in advance for weekend use by 4 p.m., with photos.

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