For vision and national unity, Huntsman for GOP nominee

Jon Huntsman spoke today in Portsmouth, N.H.

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Jon Huntsman would be a better president than Mitt Romney, writes the Globe’s editorial page. But if he fails in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, he could still make Romney a better candidate.

Gingrich criticizes Romney’s actions as governor

Campaigning in Lancaster, N.H., Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich contrasted his conservative views with Mitt Romney’s record in Mass.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/01/05/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Romney 2012.JPEG-0e8bc-539--90x90.jpg Romney focuses on intimate N.H. events

Mitt Romney’s team has studied Barack Obama’s failed 2008 New Hampshire strategy and is using it as a cautionary tale. Big speeches are out; spaghetti dinners are in.

Court rules for legal immigrants in health suit

The state’s highest court ruled that the law excluding legal immigrants from subsidized health coverage is a violation of their rights under the Massachusetts Constitution.

Joseph Kennedy III, shown last year working as an assistant DA for the Cape and Islands. He served two years in the Dominican Republic while in the Peace Corps.

Joseph Kennedy III takes steps toward run for Congress

The son of former US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II is opening an exploratory committee for a run at Barney Frank’s seat.

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‘Hell and Back Again,’ presents war flashbacks from different perspective

With some documentaries, you can feel the filmmakers hit a wall. Danfung Dennis doesn’t appear to have a limit.

O’Brien will get Penn State job

Bill O’Brien, who has directed the Patriots’ offense the past three seasons, will become the next head coach at Penn State, according to league sources.

“The church has failed miserably, miserably, miserably.”

Bernie McDaid,  victim of clergy sexual abuse


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Upton teen dies after falling from chairlift

John “Jack” Street, 18, was fatally injured Wednesday evening when he appears to have suffered a seizure and fell from a chairlift at Ward Hill in Shrewsbury.


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Customers shopped at a Kohl's department store in California in November.

Heavy discounts help retailers have solid holiday sales

Many retailers are reporting sales gains for December, but they had to mark down coats and other gifts to get shoppers to buy in a challenging economy.

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