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Daily Talker: Should Massachusetts House Children Crossing Border Illegally?

Governor Deval Patrick says he is considering a request from the White House about whether Massachusetts can shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border illegally.

“We need to understand the scope of what it is that we are being asked to do, but I can tell you personally that I don’t think as a commonwealth that we can turn away and turn our backs to children who are coming from desperate situations,” Patrick told reporters.

07/17/2014

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Daily Talker: Green Light To Chip Away At Blue Laws

Do you agree with a bill to allow earlier liquor sales on Sundays?

07/16/2014

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Daily Talker: Cambridge Family Survives Avalanche

A Cambridge father is defending his decision to take his two children climbing on Western Europe’s highest mountain, after the group survived an avalanche.

Patrick Sweeney, his 11-year-old daughter Shannon and his 9-year-old son Patrick, were a few thousand feet from reaching the summit two weeks ago in an area locals call the “Corridor of Death”, when the family heard a hissing noise.

07/15/2014

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Daily Talker: Fewer Kids Eating School Lunches

This week, thousands of people who oversee what meals are served to your kids at school are in Boston for their annual conference. Members of the School Nutrition Association will be sampling recipes and discussing healthy alternatives to popular foods, as well as how to lower costs.

But the organization has come under fire in recent months. After initially supporting the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which required more fruit, vegetables and whole grains in school meals, and less sodium, sugar, and fat, it has turned against the new rules.

07/14/2014

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Daily Talker: Two Men Accused Of Leaving Pets In Hot Cars

Days after it took effect, a Rhode Island man is the first to be charged under the state’s new law making it a crime to leave an animal in a hot car.

Johnstown Police say David Rodriguez left a black poodle in his car in the parking lot of a BJ’s Wholesale Club for more than an hour Monday. When police got there, the temperature was 124 degrees inside the car.

07/11/2014

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Daily Talker: Battle Over Parking Apps Coming To Boston

Finding street parking in Boston is rarely easy. Now, a company wants to change that, and the city isn’t happy about it.

Haystack Mobile Technologies started in Baltimore, offering a free app allowing people to sell the parking spaces they’re using to others. The Boston Herald reports it is holding a launch party Tuesday to begin offering the service in Boston.

07/10/2014

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Daily Talker: Somerville’s Crackdown At The Crosswalk

Somerville is cracking down on drivers who don’t stop at crosswalks, with officers handing out plenty of $200 tickets.

In the crosswalk sting, police used a department employee who kept walking across the street. Drivers who did not stop for the employee were pulled over and ticketed.

07/09/2014

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Daily Talker: Sleeping Yankee Fan Sues ESPN For “Mental Anguish”

A Yankees fan is suing two ESPN announcers for $10 million, saying they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium.

Andrew Robert Rector admits in court documents he “napped” during a game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, but says commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an “avalanche of disparaging words” against him. The suit says they used words like “fatty” and “stupid.”

07/08/2014

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Daily Talker: Are Prosecutors Being Too Tough On Tsarnaev’s Friends?

Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in the case against Azamat Tazhayakov, the first of the four friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to face trial.

Tazhayakov is charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice for allegedly agreeing with another college friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room after learning he was a suspect in the bombing.

07/07/2014

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Daily Talker: Fireworks Show Moved Because Of Arthur Threat

Because of the threat from Tropical Storm Arthur, Boston will be celebrating the 4th of July a day early.

Organizers of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular are moving the show to tonight. It’s the first time since 1992 that the festivities have been rescheduled. Performer schedules and contracts are preventing the show being moved to Saturday.

07/03/2014

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