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Good morning. 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.

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TOP STORY:

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-DEBATE

Bob Stefanowski and Ned Lamont will square off Wednesday in the first debate between the winners of the Republican and Democratic primaries for Connecticut governor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from debate and 450 words by 9 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE OFFICER CHARGED: A Hartford police sergeant has been charged with stealing department equipment and giving it to a suspected drug dealer, and also using cocaine and alcohol while in uniform. SENT: 130 words.

— RIM THEFTS: Police departments in Connecticut are collaborating to investigate recent tire and rim thefts. Authorities say the 24 reported thefts in Bristol since April are part of a regional problem. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays, with David Price facing Aaron Sanchez. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

YANKEES-TWINS

The New York Yankees, their lead for the first wild card spot down to two games over the Oakland A's, send Luis Severino to the mound in the final game of the series in Minnesota. Jake Odorizzi pitches for the Twins. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.

MARLINS-METS

The Mets and Marlins are set for a doubleheader, assuming rainy weather doesn't spoil the matchup of NL East laggards. New York's Zack Wheeler opposes Trevor Richards in the opener, while Mets veteran Jason Vargas faces Jeff Brigham in the nightcap. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First game starts at 4:10 p.m.

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