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Week In Review: Local, National Politics Collide20:33
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As Rep. Barney Frank, speaks via a TV picture of the House Floor, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, held a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C., Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. (AP)
As Rep. Barney Frank, speaks via a TV picture of the House Floor, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, held a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C., Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. (AP)

News from Washington's Capitol Hill dominated the pages of the Globe and the Herald and the air time on WBUR this week.

Back home, some interesting stories may have gotten short shrift. The young man who conned his way into Harvard pled guilty to fraud, thus avoiding jail time. Former Boston city councilor Chuck Turner probably is heading to jail on felony corruption charges, but that didn't stop him this week from suing his old colleagues for setting up a special election to replace him. And the family of a Roxbury woman won a huge judgment in what may be the most racially charged Big Tobacco lawsuit yet.

We'll discuss this week's top stories.

Guests:

  • Peter Canellos, editorial page editor, Boston Globe
  • Renee Loth, columnist, Boston Globe

This segment aired on December 17, 2010.

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