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‘Whitey’ Bulger, Kevin Weeks swap vulgarities in court

James “Whitey” Bulger exploded in rage at his federal racketeering trial Tuesday, loudly trading obscenities with a former protégé who berated him from the witness stand as a “rat” who informed on his friends.

Bulger, 83, had appeared stoic as Kevin J. Weeks testified in US District Court in Boston that Bulger strangled a young woman, ruthlessly shot two men in the head, then took a nap after each killing as his friends buried the bodies and cleaned up the mess.

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