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Rising sea level a threat in East, study says

Seas on the East Coast are rising faster than elsewhere, with Boston especially vulnerable.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has said he is “profoundly concerned’’ that religious liberty has been eroded.

Bishops launch a push vs. mandates

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is joining dioceses across the US in a drive to protest what US bishops consider to be escalating attacks by government on religious liberty.

Cranberry industry seeks to avoid school ban

Industry officials are lobbying to keep cranberry juice off the list of sugary drinks that could soon be banned from schools.

Egyptians celebrated the election of their new president, Mohammed Morsi, Sunday in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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Egypt rejoices as Islamist wins vote

Egypt’s military rulers recognized the Muslim Brotherhood candidate as the winner of the country’s first competitive presidential election.

The N.H. Fish and Game Department oversees 150 to 180 rescues each year.

Reliance on smartphones leaving hikers in a bind

Officials say more hikers are skipping basic gear and relying too heavily on phones with GPS and a slew of gear-like apps to bail them out of a jam.