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Daily Talker: Should The FAA Extend Flight Ban To Israel?

For the first time since the Gulf War in 1991, US airlines are not flying to Israel.

The FAA imposed a 24-hour ban, scheduled to end at Noon on Wednesday, because of rocket fire from Gaza landing close to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

23 hours ago

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Daily Talker: Missing NH Girl Home Safe, Questions Remain

A 15-year-old girl from Conway, New Hampshire who was missing for nine months is now back home with her family. But investigators are saying little about what led to the safe return of Abby Hernandez on Sunday.

“The facts and circumstances surrounding Abigail’s disappearance continue to be actively investigated,” said a statement from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. “Further details will be provided once it has been determined that releasing additional information will not compromise the integrity of the on-going criminal investigation.”

07/22/2014

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Daily Talker: Will You Boycott Market Basket?

Workers supporting fired Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas plan to hold another rally Monday morning outside one of the grocery chain’s stores in Tewksbury, as the battle between workers and management starts to affect customers.

Shoppers report finding either bare or nearly-empty shelves, and say some basic items are hard to find.

07/21/2014

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Daily Talker: Would You Walk Off The Job To Support A Fired Boss?

The new co-chief executives of the Market Basket supermarket chain are warning any workers who walk off the job today could be fired.

Employees loyal to former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas are pushing for his reinstatement. A message posted on a website set up by some of the protesting workers say 120 managers and office staff at the company’s headquarters in Tewksbury will walk off the job on Friday, and that a rally will be held at 10 a.m.

07/18/2014

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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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