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//[1]--90x90.jpg Boston priest tapped by Vatican as chief sex-abuse prosecutor

The Rev. Robert W. Oliver will head the Vatican office that handles all serious crimes against the church.

// Ted Kennedy Jr. considers Senate run

The son of the late senator is considering a run at John Kerry’s seat, according to his brother.

Sox reportedly trade for closer Joel Hanrahan

The Red Sox will receive Hanrahan from the Pirates in exchange for Jerry Sands and Stolmy Pimentel.

Egyptians vote on Islamic-backed constitution

The constitution appeared headed for approval Saturday as divided factions prepared for a new stage in the battle over Egypt’s future.

// Hope for deal on taxes fades at break time

Republicans and Democrats laid the groundwork for blame as the likelihood increased that the US would go over the fiscal cliff.

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Matt Damon, John Krasinski a promising pair

Damon, who grew up in Cambridge, and Krasinski, in Newton, collaborated on writing the fracking film “Promised Land.”

“A tale of an ex-black slave who goes out to save his woman in the worst plantation imaginable, that deserves to be presented as high drama, as a big opera,’’ says Quentin Tarantino, pictured on the set of “Django Unchained.”

With ‘Django Unchained,’ Tarantino takes on slavery

Quentin Tarantino once made hip, crackling-dialogue crime capers, and martial arts revenge films. But in his past two movies, he has dared to tackle painful chapters in recent history.

Movies opening Christmas Day cover quite a spectrum

Over the past couple of decades it’s become a sort of American tradition for studios to open a big movie on Christmas Day, which kicks off one of the biggest box office weeks.


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Cody Ross reportedly signs with Arizona

The outfielder who slugged 22 home runs for the Sox last year reportedly agreed to a three-year, $26 million deal with the Diamondbacks.