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AM Briefing: A Casino Compact; Romney Stayed At Bain Longer, Documents Show

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

-- Gov. Deval Patrick has reached a casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, a requirement in the tribe's attempt to build a proposed gambling facility in Taunton.

-- Documents show Mitt Romney was listed as CEO of Boston-based Bain Capital until 2002. He has said he left in 1999, and was not involved in company decisions after 1999. [Boston Globe]

-- The House yesterday struck down Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed budget amendments on welfare reforms, automotive proof of residency and the closure of Taunton State Hospital.

-- A review shows that 947 drivers with five or more drunken-driving convictions are still legally driving on Massachusetts roads. [Boston Herald]

-- Sen. Scott Brown reported raising about $5 million in the second quarter of 2012 — a figure lagging the $8.67 million Elizabeth Warren raised over the same three months.

-- A memorial for a 15-year-old who was fatally stabbed in Roxbury on Tuesday afternoon turned tense last night, with police interventions. [Globe]

-- A new study finds there are signs that moving local doctors into a global budget is good for patients, but the change isn’t saving consumers any money yet.

-- Following an attempted traffic stop, a man was shot and killed by a State Police trooper in Worcester early Thursday. [FOX-TV]

-- Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been found in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this summer. [Brockton Enterprise]

This program aired on July 12, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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