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Special report: Behind the R.I. nightclub fire | part 1

Deception, missteps sparked a tragedy

This story was reported by Stephen Kurkjian, Stephanie Ebbert, and Thomas Farragher of the Globe staff. It was written by Farragher. Part 1 of 2.

Appeasing the neighbors

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