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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.



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.



Daily Talker: Is The World Cup Dream Over?

What did you think of Team USA’s World Cup run?



Daily Talker: Do You Agree With The Supreme Court Birth Control Decision?

The White House says women’s health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves, and that the Obama administration is looking into how many women could be affected by the decision. He said Congress should take action to assist women affected by the decision.



Daily Talker: Facebook Manipulates News Feeds For Psychological Study

Many Facebook users are having very emotional responses after learning that the social media company manipulated the news feeds of more than a half a million users as part of a psychological study.

For one week in January of 2012, Facebook randomly selected users to change how many positive and negative posts they saw, to see how emotions can be spread on social media.



Daily Talker: Health Care Companies Want To Know What You’re Buying

Your doctor, hospital, or insurance company want to know more about you — like whether you stop paying for a gym membership, go to a fast food restaurant, or buy a pack of cigarettes.

According to Bloomberg News, some hospitals are starting to use information collected by data brokers to create profiles on their current and potential patients. The goal is to identify who is more likely to get sick, so they can intervene ahead of time.



Daily Talker: Will You Watch The World Cup At Work Today?

The head coach of the USA World Cup soccer team is giving you permission to miss work today to watch the match against Germany.

The official US Soccer Twitter feed sent out a fill-in-the-blank note signed by coach Jurgen Klinsmann you can give to your boss.



Daily Talker: Do You Agree With The Decision To Put Casino Vote On The Ballot?

Massachusetts’ highest court says voters will be allowed to decide whether to keep the state’s casino gambling law.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a measure calling to repeal the 2011 law can appear on the November ballot.


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Daily Talker: Source: Story Of 3-Year-Old Being Tossed From KFC “Didn’t Happen”

The story of a disfigured 3-year-old girl being asked to leave a KFC in Jackson, Mississippi may have all been a hoax.

Victoria Wilcher’s face is badly scarred after three pit bulls attacked her. Her story went viral last week, after the child’s grandmother claimed a restaurant employee said Victoria’s face was scaring other customers.



Daily Talker: Should There Be Ties In Soccer?

The United States was seconds away from earning a berth in the knockout stage at World Cup, clinging to a 2-1 lead deep into injury time against Portugal.

But the Americans had to settle for a 2-2 tie as Varela scored on a header in the fifth extra minute to keep Portugal alive in the tournament.\





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