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AP-RI--Rhode Island & Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

November 10, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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

Alanna Durkin Richer is on the desk until 5p. m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

BEACON HILL

For all its liberal pretensions, Massachusetts hasn’t always been the most progressive of states when it comes to electing women to positions of political power. That’s changing. On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters elected four women to the state’s 11-member congressional delegation — the most ever. At the same time, voters elected twice as many women as men to statewide office on Beacon Hill. By Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 650 words.

WAR POSTERS-REDISCOVERED

One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting gardens and buying potatoes. Still others warned that loose lips can literally sink ships and get American soldiers killed. This stash of 190 propaganda posters from World War I and World War II were found last year on top of two sawhorses in the basement of a Rochester, New Hampshire, library. By Michael Casey. SENT: 750 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— VIETNAM MEMORIAL- MOVING WALL - The home of the New England Patriots is hosting the Moving Wall, the half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

— GAS EXPLOSIONS — The natural gas company at the center of September’s gas explosions and fires north of Boston is hosting a series of community meetings.

— RE-NAMING FANEUIL HALL - A group advocating to rename Faneuil Hall because of its namesake’s ties to slavery will re-enact a slave auction outside the historic downtown building this weekend.

— PROVIDENCE FIRE — Authorities say two people were injured in an early-morning fire in Providence.

— VETERAN HONORED — A 94-year-old veteran from Rhode Island is being honored for his service in World War II more than 70 years ago.

— BROWN UNIVERSITY - GRAD STUDENTS - UNION— Brown University graduate students are deciding whether to unionize.

SPORTS:

FBC-CLEMSON-BOSTON COLLEGE

Clemson plays Boston College at Alumni Stadium. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

FBC-RHODE ISLAND-JAMES MADISON

Rhode Island plays James Madison at Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field.

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