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Ben Affleck Drops ‘Batman’ Spoiler in Senate Hearing
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Beloved Bostonian Ben Affleck was on television today, but not on the usual channels — he was testifying at a Senate hearing on C-SPAN regarding foreign aid and international diplomacy. But before discussing this serious topic, he managed to drop a bit of a spoiler for the upcoming Batman film while giving a shoutout to a longtime New England senator. More

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Why do Girl Scout Cookies Taste Better in Worcester Than in Boston?
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Tuesday, March 10, is the last official day Girl Scouts will be out selling their ubiquitous cookies before hanging up their commerce sashes for the season, so you better hurry if you haven’t yet gotten your fix of Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. Or should I say Tagalongs? You’ve always heard rumors of “other” Girl Scout Cookies, some slightly altered cookies sold somewhere else in the US under different names. But you only need venture as far as Central Mass — or across the New Hampshire border — to find these oddities. And these “oddities” might be better than the Girl Scout Cookies you’ve always eaten. More

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Vermont Considers Latin State Motto, Commenters Freak Out About Latinos
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It’s one of those feel-good stories everyone loves reading. An eighth grader at the Riverside School in Lyndonville, Vermont, interested in the history of her state, wrote to her senator requesting that the state consider adopting a new official state motto — Stella quarta decima fulgeat. The phrase, which means “May the fourteenth star shine bright,” references a motto that was printed on old Vermont coins, as well as the pride Vermont has as the 14th state admitted into the union. More

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Want to make friends at bars this weekend? Scream ‘RED SOX!’
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After all that rioting and car flipping, who has the energy to go out this weekend? You do! And while it’s true that all you have to do to make new friends is sport a terrible beard, you’ll have to return to reality at some point, so might as well start practicing with the help of our (Pre-)Bar Exam, a topical guide to pick-up lines and discussion points when you’re out this weekend. Inject the conversation with lively debate about casino odds, Boston’s mom vote, and the relative merits of using Megabus as a drug mule. More