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

March 18, 2019

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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN

Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her past claim to Native American identity. The longtime liberal superstar is embracing an uncomfortable role in the crowded 2020 contest: the underdog. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BAY RESCUE: Rhode Island firefighters say they rescued two girls who got stranded in a bay over the weekend. SENT.

_ SHED FIRE FATALITY: Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the discovery of a dead body inside a burned out shed. SENT.

_ PESTICIDE USE STUDY: City officials in Northampton have voted to create a committee focused on reducing pesticide use in the city. SENT.

SPORTS:

NUGGETS-CELTICS

Jamal Murray rankled Kyrie Irving at the Nuggets win over the Celtics in November. The playoffs will be on the minds of both teams Monday. Denver has won three straight and is a game back of top seed Golden State in the West. Boston is a game back of Indiana for the fourth seed in the East. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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