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Daily Talker: Hancock Tower Name Change

New England’s tallest building is getting a name change, but it’s not clear whether Bostonians will play along. The owners of the 60-story, 790-foot-tall John Hancock Tower in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood said Thursday that […]

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Daily Talker: ‘American’ Deemed ‘Problematic’

  The president of the University of New Hampshire says he’s troubled and offended by many parts of a “bias-free language guide” developed by students and staff, particularly a suggestion that using the word “American” […]

07/30/2015

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Daily Talker: Brady’s Smashed Cell Phone

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has ruled on Tom Brady’s appeal, deciding to uphold his four-game suspension for his role in the DeflateGate scandal. The league cited Brady’s unwillingness to cooperate with Ted Wells’ investigation, and the […]

07/29/2015

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Daily Talker: What’s Next For Boston?

Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. But some are wondering what might have been. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was […]

07/28/2015

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Daily Talker: Sales Tax Debate

Despite its popularity each year among Massachusetts consumers, there is growing skepticism on Beacon Hill about the true impact of the state’s sales tax holiday. Some simply call it a gimmick. Since 2004, lawmakers have approved a […]

07/27/2015

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Daily Talker: Miss Maine Contestant Controversy

A Maine beauty pageant contestant who catches and tags sharks and then poses with them for photos is facing a lot of criticism today. 21 year old Marisa Butler says she has tagged at least 30 […]

07/24/2015

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Daily Talker: Tracking Your Every Move

You may not be conscious of most of the time, but Google loves tracking your every move. The tech giant is packaging that useful but invasive practice as a new tool for consumers. Google has […]

07/23/2015

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Daily Talker: SUV Hacked

There are new concerns surrounding the security of newer vehicles following a demonstration by two computer experts. In an article posted on Wired.com Tuesday, security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, accessed a Jeep’s computer […]

07/22/2015

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Daily Talker: Diner Owner Defends Yelling At Crying Child

The owner of a Maine diner says she’s not sorry for yelling at a 2-year-old child for crying in her restaurant because it got the girl to be quiet. Darla Neugebauer, owner of Marcy’s Diner […]

07/21/2015

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Daily Talker: Crosswalk Controversy

A Billerica selectman has been asked to resign after he painted green-and-white crosswalks without the town’s permission. The town’s DPW was power washing the paint off the roads on Sunday. They say the painting was […]

07/20/2015