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Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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

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TOP STORY:

BIRTH CONTROL PRESCRIPTIONS

MADISON, Wis. _ Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin found themselves in the unusual position Wednesday of advocating for a bill that broadens birth control access, an area where Democrats typically lead. Republicans could undermine a key Democratic talking point by passing the bill, but they also find themselves in conflict with groups that are typically their allies. Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Action, a leading anti-abortion group, are registered in opposition. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 590 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

LAKE STURGEON PROTECTION

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is considering extending federal protection to the lake sturgeon, an ancient fish that was once abundant in the Great Lakes but has fallen victim to pollution and overfishing. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

FOXCONN-WISCONSIN, UWGB CHANCELLOR, 12TH OWI, POLICE SHOOTING-MILWAUKEE

SPORTS:

TWINS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers play the second game of a two-game interleague tussle at Miller Park. By Tom Kertscher. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. 1:10 CT start.

PACKERS-RODGERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ For the first time this preseason, the world will have the opportunity to see what Aaron Rodgers looks like in Matt LaFleur’s offense. The Packers’ first-year coach said Tuesday that Rodgers and the rest of the first-team offense and first-team defense will play for about “a quarter or so” on Thursday when Green Bay heads to Baltimore to face the Ravens in their second preseason game. By Keith Jenkins. SENT: 775 words, photos.

NFL PRESEASON RDP

The Baltimore Ravens will see a little bit of Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night in their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. They’ll probably just shrug: The Ravens have won 14 consecutive exhibition matches. Which doesn’t amount to a whole lot, when you think about it. Except to John Harbaugh and his team. UPCOMING: 1200 words, photos, by 4 p.m.

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