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Daily Talker: Teen Sues Parents For Tuition

Should parents have to pay for tuition, college costs for girl who left home over strict rules?

03/05/2014

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Daily Talker: South Boston Parade Compromise

As gays and lesbians negotiate to be allowed in the parade, at least one long-time participant says they’re walking away. The Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard announced in a statement Monday that its band will not march in the parade because MassEquality has been allowed to participate. The school’s principal said the school “will not condone or appear to condone the homosexual lifestyle.”

03/04/2014

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Daily Talker: What Do You Think Of Disney’s Decision To Stop Donating To The Boy Scouts?

The Walt Disney Company plans to stop donating money to the Boy Scouts of America next year because of the group’s ban on gay adult leaders.

03/03/2014

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Daily Talker: Cutting School Bus Rides For 7th, 8th Graders

Seventh and eighth graders in Boston could soon find themselves having to take the T instead of a school bus to campus.

Under Interim Superintendent John McDonough’s proposed $973 million budget for the next school year, 120 central office positions would be cut, as well as bus service for many middle school students. Instead, seventh and eighth graders who would have been bused will get MBTA passes.

02/28/2014

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Daily Talker: How To Stop Kids From Sexting?

Walpole Police and school officials are now investigating several alleged cases of sexting among students.

Students told WBZ a group of about 15 girls sent naked photos of themselves to boys, and those pictures were widely shared. They also said some students have already been suspended.

02/27/2014

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Daily Talker: Should Smoking Age Be Raised To 21?

Older teenagers soon won’t be able to buy cigarettes in Scituate.

The town is joining others across the Commonwealth that have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The goal is to stop young people from becoming smokers.

02/26/2014

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Daily Talker: Is Enough Being Done To Fill Potholes?

They’re nearly impossible to avoid. Potholes seem to be popping up everywhere on Massachusetts roads, thanks to our extreme weather this winter.

The state has a new way to report potholes on state-owned roads, by calling 1-857-DOT-INFO. Since the hotline started in January, MassDOT says it has spent a half million dollars filling in more than 800 potholes.

02/25/2014

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Daily Talker: Should Girl Scouts Be Selling Cookies Outside Marijuana Businesses?

Photos have been spreading all over social media in recent weeks showing scouts set up outside dispensaries in California, Arizona, and other states that allow medical marijuana. One scout in San Francisco sold more than a hundred boxes in just a couple of hours.

While it may sound like a smart way to increase sales, don’t look for it to happen in the one state where recreational pot is already legal: Colorado.

02/24/2014

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Daily Talker: Do Drivers Depend On GPS Too Much?

Thanks to smartphones, more and more drivers have access to GPS units and turn-by-turn directions. A tourist from Arizona says his is partly to blame for a very close call.

He wound up driving his rental car onto a set of railroad tracks in Webster, after the GPS told him to turn down an alley. He says both the alley and the tracks were covered with snow.

02/21/2014

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Daily Talker: Should Robin Thicke BU Concert Be Cancelled?

Robin Thicke is one of the biggest stars in music right now, but some Boston University students don’t want him performing on the campus next month.

At issue his his song “Blurred Lines”. According to a petition created on the Change.org website, the group Humanists of Boston University says the song “celebrates having sex with women against their will. Lyrics such as, ‘I know you want it,’ explicitly use non-consensual language. And while watching the extremely explicit video, the insinuations grow from subtle to explicit to obnoxious.”

02/20/2014

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