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Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Arizona. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Terry Tang at 602-258-8934. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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VETERANS-HEALTH CARE

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans’ hospitals nationwide. The top official for veterans’ health care resigned Friday, and House Republicans scheduled a vote for Wednesday on legislation that would give Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki greater authority to fire or demote senior executives and administrators at the agency and its 152 medical centers. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 800 words, AP Photos.

HEAT-RELATED JAIL DEATHS

NEW YORK - The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more heavily medicated - and more at risk of overheating. Inmate advocates point out that many prisoners exposed to high temperatures are unable to cool themselves - by taking a cold shower or by sitting in an air-conditioned room - in a way people living outside prison walls regularly do. By Jake Pearson. SENT: 830 words, AP Photos.

RIGHT TO TRY

DENVER - Nick Auden didn’t live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado. The “Right To Try” law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. Similar bills await governors’ signatures in Louisiana and Missouri, and Arizona voters will decide in November whether to set up a similar program in that state. By Kristen Wyatt. SENT: 580 words, AP Photo.

TRAMPOLINE LAW

TUCSON, Ariz. - Trampoline parks around Arizona have been working to meet new regulations since a state law regulating their safety passed last month. The state’s nine trampoline parks have 90 days to comply with the new requirements, according to the law. SENT: 400 words.

ALSO: STOLEN BOAT. ASU GRADUATE STRUCK. ATF STING-MILWAUKEE. TUCSON HOMICIDE. PHOENIX-POSTWAR HOMES. BREAKING BAD-CAR WASH.

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BBN—DODGERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX - Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Chase Anderson pitches after winning his major league debut in his last start against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 750 words. Game starts at 5:10 p.m. PDT

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