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James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in two booking photos, decades apart -- 1959 and after his capture in 2011. The convicted mobster and murderer has died in prison.
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A funeral Mass was held Thursday morning for James "Whitey" Bulger in the mobster's native South Boston.

When news broke that James “Whitey Bulger was killed in prison Tuesday, Stephen Davis had a hard time believing it was true — and was struggling with understanding exactly how he felt about the man accused of killing his sister.

“It would feel like real justice. If that’s what real justice feels like, wishing bad upon people who did bad,” he said.

Convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, who rose to power as a secret informant to the FBI and counted on FBI agents to help him get away with murder and extortion, has been killed in prison, a source says. He was 89.

At the time of his death, Bulger was serving two consecutive life sentences. He had just been relocated to high-security Hazelton prison in West Virginia.

He lasted less than a day there.

Outside the new Springfield, Massachusetts, casino and hotel.
Leon Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is looking at the impact the new MGM Springfield casino is having on public safety.

Bill Cosby will walk into a Pennsylvania courthouse Monday and face the judge who has presided over the world-famous comedian's sexual assault case for nearly three years. The sentencing hearing may conclude with Cosby losing his freedom for the rest of his life.

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