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Daily Talker: How Should Schools Handle Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday, the most solemn day on the Christian religious calendar.

While this is a day off at many school districts, the Boston Globe reports 17 will hold classes today, including Belmont, Georgetown, Malden, and Marlborough. Other districts in places like Bedford, Belmont and Gloucester are also considering whether to continue holding classes for a half-day on Good Friday.

04/18/2014

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Daily Talker: Are You Concerned About Marathon Security?

Boston Police are planning changes to their security plan after a scare at the finish line on Tuesday evening, hours after remembrance services marking one year since the Marathon bombings.

Kevin Edson told police he had a rice cooker in his backpack. Officers told him to place it on the ground, the area was evacuated, and the backpack was detonated.

04/17/2014

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Daily Talker: School Dress Code For Parents?

They’re coming to school in sagging pants, short shorts, even pajamas, and a school board member says it’s time to do something about it.

But Rosalind Osgood of the Broward County, Florida School Board isn’t talking about students. She’s worried about the parents who drop them off each morning, saying it makes it tough on those trying to uphold the student dress code.

04/16/2014

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Daily Talker: Should Adultery Be A Crime?

This week, the state Senate in New Hampshire will vote on whether to decriminalize adultery. Under current state law, adultery is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,200.

04/14/2014

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Daily Talker: Is $100 Fine Enough For Blocking Fire Hydrant?

Boston firefighters say it was “inexcusable” that a parked BMW was blocking a fire hydrant near the scene of an 8-alarm fire in East Boston Wednesday night.

Firefighters smashed through the driver and passenger windows to feed a hose through. The hose still had a kink in it, so bystanders helped firefighters lift and bounce the car away from the curb.

04/11/2014

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Daily Talker: North End Man Wants Apology After Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

A North End man is asking for an apology after he was cleared in the sexual assault of a woman in February.

The Suffolk County District Attorney threw out the case after it received evidence that didn’t support the charges against 26-year-old Ross Currier.

04/10/2014

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Daily Talker: More Mothers Staying Home With Kids

More American mothers are staying at home full-time, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29 percent in 2012. That’s up from a low of 23 percent in 2000, and 26 percent at the height of the recession in 2008.

04/09/2014

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Daily Talker: Can A Teacher Be Friends With Students On Facebook?

A long-time substitute teacher in New Hampshire is out of a job, because of how she used Facebook.

79-year-old Carol Thebarge has taught at Stevens High School in Claremont for nine years. She’s so popular, everyone calls her “Mrs. T.” and is friends with 250 students on Facebook.

That’s against school policy, and when supervisors told her to unfriend the students, she refused.

04/08/2014

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Daily Talker: Parents Defend Around-The-World Sailing Trip With Young Kids

The parents of a one-year-old girl who got sick during a sailing trip around the world are defending their decision to sail with young children.

A Navy ship rescued Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, along with their daughters Lyra and 3-year-old Cora after Lyra developed a fever and a rash over most of her body, and wasn’t responding to medications.

04/07/2014

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Daily Talker: Who Should Replace Letterman?

David Letterman’s departure from the late-night realm won’t just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV.
During a taping of Thursday’s edition of “Late Show,” Letterman startled his audience with the news that he will step down in 2015, when his current contract with CBS expires.

04/04/2014

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