At bars and breakfast joints, the conversation turns to the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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At Boston’s South Station, commuters pause in their rush to trains and buses. Their eyes turn, transfixed, to a television showing CNN’s all-day coverage of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

It is a scene repeated time and again at bars and breakfast counters across Boston, as around the globe. Just as the scene is the same, so, too, are the questions: Where is the Boeing 777? In the sea? On land?

A week and a half after departing Kuala Lumpur, how could a jet full of passengers and crew still be missing?

People discuss the scant facts and fill in the blanks with speculation. With no end in sight for the expanding search, theories abound among those sipping morning coffee or an afternoon beer.

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