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Education group to back Connolly with heavy spending

The group is poised to make the largest outside expenditure yet in the Boston mayor’s race, throwing upward of $500,000 behind City Councilor John R. Connolly’s campaign.

Coakley seeks review of domestic violence laws

In the wake of the murder of Jennifer Martel, Attorney General Martha Coakley said she would work “to determine if there are changes that can better protect victims.”

Lyme disease more common than previously thought

About 300,000 people get the disease each year from deer ticks, 10 times more than earlier estimates, the CDC said.

Brotherhood’s leader detained in Egypt, officials say

Mohammed Badie, leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, was captured early Tuesday in an apartment in Cairo, security officials said.

Tom McNichol is captain of the nonprofit Charles River Clean Up Boat, which has been pulling trash from the water for a decade.

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Devoted to cleaning the Charles River

Tom McNichol and volunteers have helped make the river as clean as it’s been in years.

Susan Wornick with her dog Sammy at home in Needham. She announced in June that she will be retiring in March 2014 after more than 30 years in television news.

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Anchor Susan Wornick is changing channels

Longtime anchor and reporter Susan Wornick will retire from WCVB-TV, but not from the public eye.

A potato and sheep farm in Qaqortoq, Greenland.

Sea level could rise by 3 feet by century’s end, panel finds

A team of scientists said they were 95 to 100 percent confident that human activity is the primary influence on global warming.

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi protested at the Republican Guard building in Nasr City, Cairo.

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The secret history of democratic thought in the Middle East

Reassessments of well-known figures and incidents show a long, deep, indigenous history of democracy, justice, and constitutionalism in the region.



// Wasting time defining ‘journalist’

The usefulness of a “shield law” for journalists is suspect — particularly when the First Amendment already offers unequivocal protection.

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