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AM Briefing: Cops' Shooting Of Teen Ruled Justified; N.H. Boy Burned In Explosion Comes Out Of Coma

Good morning. Top local stories and what we're watching this Wednesday:

-- Citing "the emerging pattern of bad decisions," Boston City Councilor John Connolly said Superintendent Carol Johnson "needs to go." On Tuesday, Johnson said she "made a mistake" in not disciplining a headmaster arrested for domestic assault. [Boston Globe]

-- Following an investigation, the district attorney has ruled the fatal police shooting of a New Bedford teenager in May "justified." [New Bedford Standard Times]

-- Concerned about a lack of bidding interest in Boston-area casinos, state gaming officials are considering turning to Wall Street investors to increase competition. [Boston Herald]

-- A 2-year-old boy who was badly burned in a fireworks explosion in Pelham, N.H., has come out of a medically induced coma. [Manchester Union Leader]

-- Judges rejected a bid from Pilgrim Watch, a Massachusetts group challenging the recent relicensing of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. [Cape Cod Times]

This program aired on July 11, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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