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Mitt Romney calls health care mandate a tax

Mitt Romney Wednesday reversed the position staked out by his own campaign, saying he agrees with the Supreme Court that the individual insurance mandate is a tax.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks in the Fourth of July Parade in Wolfeboro, N.H., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Romney strikes patriotic tone in N.H. parade

Mitt Romney marched in Wolfeboro’s annual parade, and then gave a brief speech in which he told the crowd it was time for unity.

Globe wins award for series on fish mislabeling

The award is from the National Press Club for the series that showed that in many instances, fish at supermarkets, restaurants and seafood markets are mislabeled.

11 hurt in N.H. fireworks blast

Those injured include a 2-year-old boy, who was put in an induced coma after suffering severe burns.

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Ceremony marks War of 1812

Old and new crossed paths today as the Blue Angels streaked over the USS Constitution in a ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Fourth of July

// Crowds gather for the Fourth

The early morning rain gave way to warm weather, as thousands gathered on the Esplanade in anticipation of Boston’s Fourth of July celebration.

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// Fourth of July in Boston

News, events, and features from the Globe’s coverage of Independence Day in the Hub.

The Erica Essner Performance Co-Op performs at Jacob’s Pillow in a scene from “Never Stand Still.”

Thursday preview | Movie Review

‘Never Stand Still’ chronicles a dream

This 2011 documentary is director Ron Honsa’s “love letter” to Jacob’s Pillow, the beloved summer dance festival and school.


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It would appear with a little swallowing of the contract that the Red Sox could deal Josh Beckett and begin to change the beer-drinking, chicken-eating culture to a more serious group.

Red Sox have more players they may cut ties with

The team finally got rid of Bobby Jenks, but they have a few other players they could consider parting with, either through trade or release.


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A dog got a taste of Carvery Creations, Chef Michael’s new line of dog food, at a food truck at the SoWa Open Market on Sunday.

Food truck adds dog treats to menu in Boston

Chef Michael’s rolled out a food truck for dogs in the South End with the goal of giving man’s best friend the chance to partake in the popular ritual.

Food & dining

Food | Travel

Vendors at the Torvehallerne Market offer all sorts food, from cupcakes to traditional Danish open-face sandwiches (right).

Copenhagen’s Torvehallerne Market draws tourists and locals

The 10-month-old market is a treasure trove of foodstuffs and the first of its kind in Copenhagen. About 80 indoor stalls offer wares from Denmark and from around the world.