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Bulger asks for gag order to be lifted amid trial

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BOSTON (AP) - Whitey Bulger wants to tell his side of the story - outside the courtroom.

Defense attorneys in Bulger's racketeering trial say in a motion filed Saturday that a gag order is infringing on their client's First Amendment rights.

The motion complains that the tenor of media coverage in the case has been largely adverse to Bulger.

The 83-year-old defendant is accused of playing a role in 19 murders during the 1970s and '80s while allegedly running the Winter Hill Gang. He has pleaded not guilty.

The motion says newspapers have launched "personal attacks" against Bulger while prosecution witnesses have given interviews outside the courthouse.

In a response Sunday, prosecutors call Bulger's request strange and note he is free to take the stand and tell his story if he so chooses.

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