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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

May 20, 2019

Good afternoon. 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AP EXPLAINS-IMMIGRANT ENTRANCE EXAMS

President Donald Trump announced last week a wide-ranging immigration plan that would change how certain immigrants would be allowed in the U.S. His proposal includes a civics test for entrance that some critics say could exclude many high-skilled immigrants. Other critics called the idea of a civics exam bizarre and charged that some U.S. citizens even might fail such a test. Here’s a look at how the U.S. used entrance exams on aspiring immigrants throughout history. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ IMMIGRANT ACTIVISTS DETAINED: Immigrant rights activists in Massachusetts are calling for the release of two local organizers detained by federal immigration authorities in New Hampshire. SENT.

_ 1985 KILLING-RETRIAL: A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a killing he says he didn’t commit is heading back to trial. SENT.

_ NURSE-MORPHINE DILUTED: A Massachusetts nurse charged with diluting morphine dosages for an elderly hospice patient wants to change her plea. SENT.

_ WEEKEND STABBING DEATH: Police say they are now investigating the death of a man found with stab wounds in Springfield as an “unattended death.” SENT.

_ PELOSI-PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in Boston on Sunday. SENT: 130 words, photos.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

Boston plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:07 p.m.

ACC TOURNAMENT

For everything Louisville’s baseball program has done in its short time in the Atlantic Coast Conference, there’s one achievement that has eluded the Cardinals _ winning the league tournament. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

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