Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

President Obama visited a tiny, underground Tokyo sushi restaurant profiled in the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”

Romney donated $10,000 to embattled former Va. governor

The donation was made to the legal defense fund for Robert McDonnell, who was indicted on corruption charges.

SJC picks lawyer to investigate probate official

The outside lawyers will determine whether embattled Suffolk County Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli should keep her job.


A former rep’s Rx for Congress

At a time when many political scientists favor strong parties, Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, has a contrary view.

‘This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved. It is about who may resolve it,’ wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Justices uphold ban by voters on use of race in admissions

The fractured decision revealed deep divisions over what role the judiciary should play in protecting racial and ethnic minorities.

Terie Norelli was applauded Friday in Concord, N.H., after announcing that she would not seek reelection.

Norelli stepping down as N.H. House speaker

Norelli presided over the Legislature as it approved civil unions in 2007 and then gay marriage in 2009.

US weighs curbing deportations of illegal immigrants

Deportations could be limited for immigrants living in the United States illegally who don’t have serious criminal records.

Energy chief bemoans region’s infrastructure

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said New England doesn’t share the good news developing in the field of energy with the rest of the country.

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