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AM Briefing: Freetown Rejects Casino Proposal; Lawyer Seeks Bulger Trial Delay

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

-- State education officials are unveiling a plan to turn around the struggling Lawrence school system, months after it was placed into receivership.

-- By a margin of more than 3-1, Freetown residents turned down a tribal casino proposal in a nonbinding referendum.

-- Newly revealed government documents show that James "Whitey" Bulger began supplying information to the FBI even earlier than previously known — in 1956. Related:

-- Following child pornography charges against an elementary school teacher, Newton schools are expanding their background checks. [Boston Globe]

-- Rhode Island's governor said Curt Schilling is wrong to blame his company's woes on the state. [AP, via FOX-TV]

Sports:

-- The Red Sox beat the Tigers to move above .500 for the first time this season.

-- The Celtics are in Miami tonight (8:30 p.m.) for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

This program aired on May 30, 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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