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Callahan Tunnel panels removed after failed tests

Workers removed 117 wall panels in the tunnel because of concerns over corrosion.

// Edward M. Kennedy Jr. will not run for Senate

The son of the longtime Massachusetts senator lives in Connecticut and officials there have urged him to run for office in that state.

// Menino visits Dorchester children on Christmas Eve

A day after leaving the hospital, Mayor Thomas M. Menino stayed in his automobile while greeting children on his annual holiday visit to the neighborhood.

Christoph Waltz (left) and Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained,” written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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Tarantino blows up the spaghetti western in ‘Django Unchained’

Quentin Tarantino’s clear-eyed and completely out of its mind exploitation western refuses to cheapen the atrocity of its subject.

Movie Review

// ‘Les Misérables’

The first half of the movie impresses, but after 2 1/2 hours it becomes a bowl of trail mix -- you’re picking out the nuts you don’t like.

Movie Review

‘Parental Guidance’ is a family movie — sort of

The people responsible for this bland exercise have done an honorable enough job, chiefly through casting.

Senators Daniel Inouye, left, and Warren Rudman appeared on “Meet the Press” in Washington in 1987.

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A Senate built on trust

Senators Daniel Inouye and Warren Rudman shared a friendship that was the type of bond that used to be quite common among US senators.