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AM Briefing: Reaction To Obama; Casino Plans Move Forward

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-- President Obama's embrace of gay marriage is resonating here in Massachusetts — the first state to legalize marriage between same-sex couples. More:

  • In Massachusetts, there's joy, caution and condemnation for Obama's announcement. [Boston Globe]
  • Former Chief Justice Margaret Marshall calls Obama's announcement a "huge step."

-- Amid controversy over a past allegation of child sexual abuse, the interim director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has declined the job offer.

-- After the withdrawal of the Foxborough casino plan, the proposed casino in Milford is moving forward. [MetroWest Daily News]

-- Mohegan Sun officials have a meeting tonight in Palmer to offer more details about casino plans in the town. [Springfield Republican]

-- The most recent power outage in Boston's Back Bay has been linked to a faulty power supply unit. [Globe]

-- A Massachusetts forum on storm preparedness has shown social media's role in hurricane-forecasting. [Lowell Sun]

-- Red Sox PA announcer Carl Beane has died in a car accident. He was 59.

Sports:

-- Tonight in Boston, the Celtics can close out the Hawks in Game 6 of their series.

-- The Sox lost to the Royals for the second straight night.

This program aired on May 10, 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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