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naturally… Tax the fat bonus. Boston.com

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o a tax on bonuses at US banks would simply give back to taxpayers some of the money they have donated to the banks. That crack of the whip might also caution the banks against another speculative spree, encouraging the pursuit of long-term stability in place of short-term bonanzas. A bonus tax is not a cure-all for the banks’ vices, but it will do no harm and may do some good

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Dumpster diving vs going green in Copenhagen. Boston.com

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whatever time freegans spend raiding the trash behind a grocery store or restaurant would be better devoted to encouraging charity and discouraging waste. They could, for instance, lobby restaurants, hotels, and universities to participate in programs like Second Helping, in which untouched food is donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Buying too much and throwing out edible food has become second nature in the United States. But while Dumpster diving is a newly kindled fad, avoiding excess should be timelessly vogue

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Teen runs up dad’s cell bill to nearly $22,000. Boston.com

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Ariz. teacher on leave for taking choir to Hooters. Boston.com

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NYT: Bishop Resigns in Irish Abuse

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last month, the Irish government report criticized the Catholic hierarchy and Irish state agencies both for failing to act and for covering up complaints by 320 Irish children who said they were sexually and emotionally abused by priests between 1974 and 2004. http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=518414&f=19

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More than 3,000 detained in porn crackdown

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NYT: His Gift Changes Lives

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