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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

July 6, 2018

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

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Mark Pratt is on the desk followed by Steve LeBlanc. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

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

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HOW WE’RE SHUNNED

How have you been shunned? It’s a question Americans have been playfully pondering since retired Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz complained publicly that he’s being ostracized on Martha’s Vineyard — long a summer playground for the liberal elite — because of his support for President Donald Trump. That prompted ordinary Americans of all political persuasions to share their own silly and sardonic stories of feeling unwelcome on the Vineyard and other affluent hangouts like New York’s tony Hamptons. By William J. Kole. SENT: 600 words, photos.

BRIEFS

— MUSICIAN-EQUAL PAY LAWSUIT: The top flute player for the Boston Symphony Orchestra has sued the organization under Massachusetts’ new equal pay law, alleging she has been paid significantly less than the orchestra’s top male musicians. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN DROWNING: A 13-year-old boy who was pulled from a pond in Massachusetts has died. SENT: 120 words.

— STREET SHOOTING: A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts man in Providence, Rhode Island. SENT: 130 words.

— MAINE MEN-WEAPONS OFFENSES: Massachusetts State Police say two Maine men whose car was stopped for a defective license plate light have been charged with weapons and drug offenses after handguns, ammunition and pills were found. SENT: 130 words.

— ALBUQUERQUE’S POET LAUREATE: A southern New Mexico-raised Mexican-American writer who attended Harvard University has been named Albuquerque’s poet laureate. SENT: 100 words.

SPORTS

RED SOX-ROYALS

Chris Sale is on the mound for the Boston Red Sox as they open a three-game series in Kansas City. The Royals send out Jason Hammel. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m. ET.

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