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Week In Review: The End Of The Legislative Session, Shark Attack Victim Released22:44
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Christopher Myers, left, seen here with his 16-year old son. Myers was released from Mass. General Hospital today after being bitten by what experts think was a great white shark earlir this week. (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)
Christopher Myers, left, seen here with his 16-year old son. Myers was released from Mass. General Hospital today after being bitten by what experts think was a great white shark earlir this week. (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)

On Beacon Hill, lawmakers worked at breakneck pace to reach the end of the legislative session. More than 30 new bills reached Gov. Patrick's desk, including another big step in health care reform.

Also, child abuse made multiple headlines this week, with a searing spotlight report from the Boston Globe, to a failed legislative proposal, to the probation only sentence of a Brookline Rabbi.

Meanwhile, your chances of winning big in the Cash Winfall game are one in 9,366,891. Except, of course, if you're a gambling syndicate who's breaking the rules with a little help from lottery officials, which is exactly what happened in Massachusetts according to a new Inspector General report.

And, speaking of probabilities. Officials say they're 90 percent certain a great white shark attacked a Massachusetts swimmer — the first such attack in over 70 years.

Guests:

  • Joan Vennochi, columnist for The Boston Globe
  • Bruce Mohl, editor of CommonWealth Magazine

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This segment aired on August 3, 2012.

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