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Horrified Lowell residents had little time, few options

An aerial view of the scene of a deadly fire in Lowell.

Those who had not made it out in the first wave found themselves trapped by flames in the hallway.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Kevin_Cullen_150px-13532.jpg Firefighters made plunge into ever-growing danger

The heavy lifting, the life-saving, was over in minutes. The harder stuff, dealing with the aftermath, the dead, would go on much longer.

Animal adoption supervisor Naomi Johnston with Camilla.

Boston animal shelter found in crisis

Mark Giannangelo, the acting director of animal control, has been suspended with pay while the city investigates.

Cancer cells may guide treatment

A Boston-based team published proof Thursday that one of the most alluring ideas in cancer treatment can work.

Haystack, launched in Baltimore in May, is expanding to Boston this week with what its 24-year-old founder calls a convenient solution to one of urban living’s great frustrations.

App allows users to claim parking spots, resell them

A new digital service called Haystack, launched in Baltimore in May, is expanding to Boston this week.

The Nation

Outline of deal for deporting children starts to take shape

By Erica Werner and Alicia A. Caldwell

The possible compromise is part of President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis.

Officers counter GOP claims over Benghazi

By Bradley Klapper and Donna Cassata

The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers over the theory of a “stand-down order.”

Apology cuts jail time in Detroit mob beating

The prosecutor’s office said it would appeal the punishment, which was below the guidelines of 19 to 38 months in prison.

The World

Gaza deaths rise in third day of air assaults

By Isabel Kershner

The escalation appeared to increase the likelihood of a ground invasion.

US official ordered out of Germany

By Aalison Smale and Melissa Eddy

Relations between the two countries plunged to a low point Thursday.

Questionable result would mar Indonesia’s election

An Indonesian man rested near ballot boxes Thursday in Jakarta. Official results are due in less than two weeks.

By Chris Blake and Brian Leonal

A candidate’s refusal to accept unofficial counts showing he lost has focused attention on the country’s General Elections Commission.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

A Magna moment at the MFA

One of only four surviving copies of the original 1215 document is on loan to the MFA from the Lincoln Cathedral in the United Kingdom.

By Scot Lehigh

One of the earliest copies of the Magna Carta is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts until Sept. 1.

JOANNA WEISS

‘Married at First Sight’ and the power of marriage

Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein (the show’s spiritual advisor) and Dr. Logan Levkoff (left), a sexologist,  in FYI's “Married at First Sight.”

By Joanna Weiss

The reality TV show is another sign of how much our culture still values the institution of marriage.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

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Metro

Kevin Cullen

Firefighters made plunge into ever-growing danger

Firefighters removed a body from the Lowell apartment building where seven people died in an early-morning blaze.

By Kevin Cullen

The heavy lifting, the life-saving, was over in minutes. The harder stuff, dealing with the aftermath, the dead, would go on much longer.

Horrified Lowell residents had little time, few options

An aerial view of the scene of a deadly fire in Lowell.

By Evan Allen

Those who had not made it out in the first wave found themselves trapped by flames in the hallway.

Boston animal shelter found in crisis

Animal adoption supervisor Naomi Johnston with Camilla.

By Andrew Ryan

Mark Giannangelo, the acting director of animal control, has been suspended with pay while the city investigates.

More Stories

Fire victims were fixture on their Lowell block

By Laura Crimaldi and Claire McNeill

Cancer cells may guide treatment

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Community holds vigil to remember Lowell fire victims

By Oliver Ortega and Matt Rocheleau

Judge sets bail pending man’s retrial in 1982 fire

By Peter Schworm and Jeremy C. Fox

BOSTON

Man shot in Longfellow Street area in Dorchester

By Derek J. Anderson and Jeremy C. Fox

BOSTON

Mattapan man arrested after foot chase

By Trisha Thadani

Matthew Gilbert

Emmy nominations: snubs and surprises

By Matthew Gilbert

Factory Theatre will close in October

By Joel Brown and Kelly Gifford

Cape Character

Writing instructor Nancy Slonim Aronie

By James Sullivan

Business

App allows users to claim parking spots, resell them

Haystack, launched in Baltimore in May, is expanding to Boston this week with what its 24-year-old founder calls a convenient solution to one of urban living’s great frustrations.

By Callum Borchers

A new digital service called Haystack, launched in Baltimore in May, is expanding to Boston this week.

Market Basket developments, openings delayed

The Market Basket location in Revere has yet to open nearly one year after construction was completed.

By Erin Ailworth

The setbacks in at least two communities have been attributed to the long-running feud within the Demoulas family.

Hotels cater to foreign guests’ tastes

The concierge desk in the lobby of the Charles Hotel offers news in several languages for international travelers. The hotel also prepares rooms accordingly for international guests, and its restaurant has added vegetarian options.

By Lauren Daley

Boston hotels are learning foreign cultures as new nonstop flights bring in overseas tourists.

Obituaries

Abraham Cohen, 97, of Quincy; veteran was social justice advocate

The FBI monitored Mr. Cohen because of his activism.

By Jacqueline Tempera

Mr. Cohen was a medical officer during World War II, when he was awarded two Bronze Stars for meritorious service.

Eileen Ford, 92; influenced beauty with modeling agency

Eileen Ford helped the careers of Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, and Jane Fonda.

Ms. Ford built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda, and countless others.

James Turk, 91; jurist in Virginia prison sex materials case

Judge Turk also served in the Virginia Senate.

Judge Turk struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with explicit sexual passages.

Sports

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Red Sox walk off on White Sox again

Mike Carp (center) was congratulated by his fellow Red Sox after their walkoff win.

By Julian Benbow

Mike Carp came through with the game-winning hit this time as the Red Sox salvaged a tie in the four-game series.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Larry Lucchino upset with Red Sox’ ‘dreadful first half’

Xander Bogaerts and the Red Sox have spent too much time at the bottom of the AL East this season.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Lucchino said the team is very disappointed with its performance and he considers the Sox buyers and sellers on the trade market.

Rajon Rondo’s basketball camp has special feel

“I don’t know who enjoys this more, myself or the kids,” Rajon Rondo said of his basketball camp.

By Baxter Holmes

Rondo takes pride in being front and center at his camp, which he calls the best basketball camp in America.

Capital

2016 primary circus is coming to N.H.

By Joshua Miller

A cluster of possible 2016 hopefuls is making the trek to New Hampshire in what some say is the most wide-open GOP field in memory.

Weekly poll

Mass. economy on the mend, but voters worry about their wallets

By David Scharfenberg

Eight in 10 poll respondents say their personal financial situation is about the same or worse than it was a year ago.

decoder

The book Democrats are reading about

The book to name-drop among Democrats these days isn’t Hillary Rodham Clinton’s latest.

G: Arts & Movies

Art exhibits, documentary put De Niro’s father in the spotlight

Robert De Niro (right) and Robert De Niro, Sr.

By Loren King

With an HBO documentary and exhibitions in Provincetown and New York, Robert De Niro hopes his late father, a painter, will finally get his artistic due.

Andris Nelsons invites players, audience to connect at Tanglewood

Andris Nelsons in rehearsal conducting the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra at the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood on Tuesday.

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Nelsons on his return to the Tanglewood Music Festival for the first time since his appointment as the Boston Symphony Orchestra music director.

Book Review

‘Bouts of Mania’ by Richard Hoffer

Joe Frazier (left) and Muhammad Ali are two of the three box-ing champs Richard Hoffer writes about.

By Jordan Michael Smith

The book is an entertaining reminder of the days when fighting had the power to thrill the country and cause riots at the same time.