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Lowell fire tied to an electrical failure

Investigators believe the building’s alarm system was up to code, “properly maintained and inspected.”

Speaker Robert A. DeLeo continued his criticisms of the prosecutors.

Colleagues defend DeLeo amid hiring trial accusations

Mass. House members say speaker Robert DeLeo did nothing wrong and argue he has been unfairly tarnished.

Thomas Farragher

Probation trial displays favoritism to the extreme

What happened at the Probation Department was the crack cocaine of patronage. It was the wholesale hijacking of a state agency.

Congress near another stopgap fix, this time on road funds

Lawmakers have yet to agree on how to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, putting 926 Mass. projects in jeopardy.

Employees have posted signs inside and outside company headquarters in support of ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Workers demand reinstatement of ousted Market Basket leader

Employees have posted signs inside and outside company headquarters in support of ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas.

Andris Nelsons (below center) has kept up a hectic pace at Tanglewood that includes planning future performances.

New BSO music director’s exuberance resonates

Since Andris Nelsons arrived at Tanglewood, the conductor’s youthful enthusiasm has been infectious.

The Nation

Congress near another stopgap fix, this time on road funds

By Matt Viser

Lawmakers have yet to agree on how to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, putting 926 Mass. projects in jeopardy.

Lawyer says cover-up of clergy sex abuse continues

Jennifer Haselberger spent five years as Archbishop John Nienstedt’s archivist and top adviser on Roman Catholic church law in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

By Rachel Zoll

A canon lawyer accused archbishops and their top staff in St. Paul and Minneapolis of mishandling sexual abuse by priests.

Ohio woman critical after rock dropped on car

Sharon Budd, 52, is hospitalized in central Pennsylvania near where she was injured Thursday.

The World

Brief lull in Gaza ends; first Israeli killed near border

By Jodi Rudoren

More than 100 rockets sent Israelis scrambling for shelter, Israeli airstrikes pounded tunnels and rocket launchers, and diplomats wrung their hands.

Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

Igor Chernetsov, whose wife was killed in the Tuesday airstrike, gestured near the collapsed apartment building where the couple  lived in Snizhne, Ukraine.

By Mstyslav Chernov

The airstrike added to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents.

89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

The attack Tuesday in Paktika province was the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 US invasion.

By Rahim Faiez

A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Editorial & Opinion

Marcela García

Embraced in Chelsea

Detainees walk in a line at a US Customs and Border Protection processing facility June 18 in Texas.

By Marcela García

Chelsea is proving that its open-arms approach to immigrants works.

SCOT LEHIGH

The state Senate needs a honest debate about charters

By Scot Lehigh

Sometimes a legislative effort is so transparently bad that it’s simply laughable.That’s the case with the charter-school cap-lift the Massachusetts Senate will debate today. In the past, Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, the Senate Education Committee chairwoman, has insisted she really does want to get a charter bill done. Her legislation renders that claim ridiculous. It’s just a poison pill, an offer the charter schools can’t help but refuse.

JEFF JACOBY

The way to alter the Constitution is by amendment, not interpretation

By Jeff Jacoby

To the Constitution’s 27 amendments, Senate Democrats would like to add a 28th.

Metro

Thomas Farragher

Probation trial displays favoritism to the extreme

By Thomas Farragher

What happened at the Probation Department was the crack cocaine of patronage. It was the wholesale hijacking of a state agency.

Colleagues defend DeLeo amid hiring trial accusations

Speaker Robert A. DeLeo continued his criticisms of the prosecutors.

By Michael Levenson

Mass. House members say speaker Robert DeLeo did nothing wrong and argue he has been unfairly tarnished.

Lowell fire tied to an electrical failure

The deadliest fire the state has seen in 20 years swept the Branch Street building, forcing some residents to leap from windows to escape.

By Evan Allen

Investigators believe the building’s alarm system was up to code, “properly maintained and inspected.”

Business

Workers demand reinstatement of ousted Market Basket leader

Employees have posted signs inside and outside company headquarters in support of ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas.

By Erin Ailworth

Employees have posted signs inside and outside company headquarters in support of ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas.

Evan Horowitz

The saga of Demoulas’ Market Basket

A shopper stops to read a sign in support of ousted Market Basket president Arthur T. Demoulas

By Evan Horowitz

The Demoulas family story is like a drama from antiquity, with warring cousins, hand-to-hand combat, and a wayward son named Telemachus.

Beth Israel Deaconess launches RNA institute

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Researchers are diving into an area of genetic material previously considered “junk” to hunt for cures for cancer.

Obituaries

James MacGregor Burns, at 95; teacher, leading theorist on political power

James MacGregor Burns, at his home in Williamstown, taught at Williams College for about four decades.

By Bruce Weber

Professor Burns was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist who wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership.

Sports

AL 5, NL 3

Derek Jeter goes out a winner in final All-Star Game

Derek Jeter celebrated with his AL teammates after beating the NL in the All-Star Game.

By Peter Abraham

Jeter exited to a rousing ovation in the fourth inning, before the American League rallied to pull away from the National League.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Bud Selig leaving complicated MLB legacy

Bud Selig was on hand at what he says was his final All-Star Game as commissioner.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Selig is taking a victory lap in what is supposed to be his final year as commissioner. But will it really be?

On baseball

Even Red Sox fans can salute Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter acknowledged the crowd after being pulled in the fourth inning.

By Nick Cafardo

Forget that Jeter is a Red Sox nemesis. If you’re a baseball fan, allow yourself to savor his final appearance in an All-Star Game.

G: Food

Guy Fieri drives to South End’s Blunch

Guy Fieri, host of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives,” and Nikki Christo, owner of Blunch, a South End sandwich cafe being featured on the show.

By Erin Ailworth

The tiny sandwich shop will appear on “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” this week. Will regulars ever be able to get in again?

Recipe for cashew-basil pesto

The recipe is adapted from Blunch.

New BSO music director’s exuberance resonates

Andris Nelsons (below center) has kept up a hectic pace at Tanglewood that includes planning future performances.

By Geoff Edgers

Since Andris Nelsons arrived at Tanglewood, the conductor’s youthful enthusiasm has been infectious.

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