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AM Briefing: Team Obama Turns Fire To Romney As Governor; Celtics Lose OT Battle

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

-- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren acknowledged for the first time that she told both Harvard and UPenn that she was Native American, but she said it was after she was hired by the schools. [Boston Globe]

-- President Obama's re-election campaign is turning its focus toward Mitt Romney's tenure as Massachusetts governor, and chief Obama strategist David Axelrod will hold a State House news conference here today. [Globe]

-- Consumer Reports is going to start publishing ratings of nearly 500 primary care physicians groups in Massachusetts.

-- Newly obtained records show that "Whitey" Bulger, as a young prisoner in the 1950s, tried to use some political connections.

-- House lawmakers voted to override Gov. Deval Patrick's veto of a requirement that all hires of the state gaming commission undergo criminal background checks. [Boston Herald]

-- Now-laid-off staffers of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios said the troubled video game company failed to pay workers for weeks. [Globe]

-- A tribal casino could generate more than $16 million in annual property taxes for Taunton, according to a report done by consultants hired by the city. [Cape Cod Times] Related:

  • Opponents of a slots parlor at Plainridge Racecourse are seeking an independent cost-benefit analysis of the proposal. [Attleboro Sun Chronicle]

-- A UMass study finds that defense cuts could be less damaging to Massachusetts than other federal budget cuts. [Springfield Republican]

Sports:

-- The Celtics lost an overtime battle with the Heat. Boston is now down 0-2 in the series.

-- The Red Sox beat the Tigers. Boston has won 14 of its last 19 games.

This program aired on May 31, 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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