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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

RIGHT TO WORK-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor's clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,100 words.

AP Photos MOCR104, MOCR103, MOCR101, MOCR102.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL CRASH-FATHER CHARGED — An Independence man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a crash last year that killed his two young sons.

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-ST LOUIS — Police say a man crossing a St. Louis street has been hit and killed.

— SMOKE SHOP-SYNTHETIC POT — The former owner of a Columbia smoke shop has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for the sale of synthetic marijuana.

— ROAD RAGE DEATH-TRIAL — A 23-year-old Joplin man will stand trial for first-degree murder in a road rage shooting that occurred while he was speeding to a hospital to check on his mother.

— MAN KILLED-SUSPECT JAILED — A southeast Missouri man charged with second-degree murder is now in custody in Missouri after briefly fleeing to Colorado.

— TAX-FREE SHOPPING-IOWA — Iowa's annual sales tax holiday is wrapping up as people across the state — and plenty from neighboring states like Nebraska and Missouri — scramble to get their back-to-school shopping done.

SPORTS:

BBA--ROYALS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — All-Star Jose Berrios takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins in the middle game of the series against Kansas City, with Burch Smith pitching for the Royals. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. EDT.

BBN--CARDINALS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH — The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates continue a three-game series at PNC Park. Ivan Nova (6-6, 4.33 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh against St. Louis rookie Austin Gomber (1-0, 3.22). UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

GLF--PGA-AGE LIMITS

UNDATED — One news story from 50 years ago at the PGA Championship might explain why no one has touched a record set that day. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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