What’s News

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Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1216211410Viva Las Vegas! The Senate voted to repeal the 1913 law that Mitt Romney used to keep out of state gay couples from marrying in Massachusetts, saying he didn’t want the Bay State to become “the Las Vegas of gay marriage.” [Globe]

Is the Beverly Farms parade more offensive than Obama Girl? YouTube seems to think so. The video hosting service yanked the clip from its site on Monday. [Herald]

This week, it’s all about the bailouts: As the federal government scrambles to save Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to help the Turnpike Authority refinance its huge debt. State Treasurer Tim Cahill is opposed to the plan, since the state isn’t insisting on financial reforms on the part of the agency. [Globe]

Dangerous times for our beloved townie papers: GateHouse Media, which owns most of the local community papers, saw its stock prices tumble after an analyst said the shares “could be worthless.” [Herald]

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