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AM Briefing: Eastie Stabbing Charge; Program Targets Painkiller Abuse

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

-- Steve Wynn's $1 billion casino proposal for the town looms over today's Board of Selectmen election in Foxborough.

-- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is poised to reveal its backers for its own casino proposal. [Cape Cod Times]

-- Blue Cross Blue Shield, the state's largest insurer, is launching a new program aimed at combating abuse of prescription painkillers. [Boston Globe]

-- Police have charged a Revere man in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in East Boston on Friday. [WCVB-TV]

-- Some parents are criticizing a state policy, slated to go into effect in August, that would establish nutrition standards for bake sales and holiday treats. [Boston Herald]

-- Connecticut passed a medical marijuana bill early Saturday. [USA Today]

Sports:

-- The hot-shooting Celtics win, taking a 3-1 series lead against the Hawks.

-- "In the first major league game since 1925 in which both teams put a position player on the mound," the Sox lose to the Orioles in 17 innings.

This program aired on May 7, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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