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Daily Talker: Life Support Battle

The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after having surgery to remove her tonsils will go to court to prevent a hospital from taking her off life support.

The mother of Jahi McMath wants Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California to keep the girl alive until after Christmas, but she said hospital officials were not receptive to their request. “I don’t want to have my Christmas every year remind me of her being taken off a ventilator,” said the mother.

12/20/2013

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Daily Talker: What Are You Buying This Holiday Season And How Much Are You Planning To Spend?

Time is running out. You have less than 2 weeks to get your Christmas shopping done. Holiday shoppers are picking up the pace, giving a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays. […]

12/13/2013

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Daily Talker: Should Flu Vaccines Be Mandatory?

Every child going to preschool or day care in New York City will soon be required to get the flu vaccine. Supporters say the vaccine can save lives and keep kids from getting sick. But opponents say parents should decide what’s best for their children.

12/12/2013

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Daily Talker: Should Young Children Be Exposed To Electronic Devices Like iPads?

It’s called the Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat for iPads. It comes with an attachment where parents can insert an iPad. Your baby can lay in it and look at the iPad for hours. But, is this really a good idea?

12/11/2013

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Daily Talker: Teachers Fired For Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy

Two teachers were fired from Lawrence Catholic Academy after the school found out they were having a baby. Why exactly were the teachers fired? They’re not married.

12/10/2013

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Daily Talker: How Far Can Patriots Go If Gronk Is Out For Season?

Rob Gronkowski’s season with the Patriots could be over. The tight end had to be driven off the field last night after being hit by Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward. Gronk likely tore a ligament in his right knee.

12/09/2013

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Daily Talker: Amazon Sales Tax Begins Today

Starting today, the convenience of online shopping will come with a higher cost. Massachusetts will now apply a 6.25% sales tax to all purchases made from Amazon.

11/01/2013

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Daily Talker: Cancelling The Postgame Handshake To Prevent Unsportsmanlike Behavior

It’s a ritual designed to promote sportsmanship. Shaking hands with the opposite team after a game. In Kentucky, high school teams can no longer do that.
The high school athletic association claims there have been too many fights and confrontations.

10/09/2013

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Daily Talker: Should Cops Be Fired For Swearing?

Beacon Hill lawmakers are debating a bill that would punish police officers for using profanity on the job. Should cops be fired for swearing at the public?

10/03/2013

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Daily Talker: UMass Football Coach Under Fire For Controversial Training

The U-Mass football coach is under fire after video from winter training surfaced. A group of alumni has started a petition to remove him from the team. After watching the video, does the training go too far?

10/02/2013

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