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Timm and Jennifer Runnion walked with their daughter Zion, 7, who was born in Ethiopia. They have also adopted Isilie (right), now 2, but cannot bring her home from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

MARK LORENZ FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

US parents wait a hemisphere away for their children

A Mass. family is among those affected as Congo has denied exit visas for hundreds of orphans adopted by Americans.

Mickey Martin of the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis in Natick said there is a dire need to educate workers.

Cannabis institutes aim to train workers, patients

Some might think it’s a joke, but schools focused on training medical marijuana dispensary workers are hoping for big business.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington attended a press conference after Thursday’s trades.

A 10-day trail led to Red Sox’ big makeover

Thursday’s trade frenzy, one of the biggest upheavals in team history, was the result of 10 intense days of preparation, scouting, and decision-making.

Most BRA small-business loans overdue, audit finds

The lending arm of the Boston Redevelopment Authority has allowed hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to go uncollected.

Arthur T. Demoulas.

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Ousted Market Basket leader offers to retake helm

Arthur T. Demoulas offered to resume control of the business while he negotiates to buy the company from rival family members.

The Nation

US parents wait a hemisphere away for their children

Timm and Jennifer Runnion walked with their daughter Zion, 7, who was born in Ethiopia. They have also adopted Isilie (right), now 2, but cannot bring her home from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Bryan Bender

A Mass. family is among those affected as Congo has denied exit visas for hundreds of orphans adopted by Americans.

US sent operatives undercover in anti-Cuba scheme

Alan Gross was arrested on a charge of smuggling in sensitive technology.

By Desmond Butler and Jack Gillum

An Obama administration program secretly dispatched youths to provoke political change on the island.

American nurse with Ebola to leave Liberia Tuesday

By Bill Barrow

Nancy Writebol will follow a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to an Atlanta hospital for the virus.

The World

Israel strikes UN shelter, retreats

Palestinians were evacuated after a missile hit a UN school serving as a shelter in Rafah. The Israeli army said it targeted nearby Islamic Jihad members.

By Steven Erlanger and Fares Akram

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the attack on the school a “moral outrage and a criminal act.”

Ukraine army moves to encircle rebel stronghold

By Yuras Karmanau

Separatists called again for Russia to send troops to their aid.

Earthquake hits China, killing hundreds

Chinese troops were dispatched to help after an earthquake in Yunnan.

By Jack Chang

At least 367 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured in Sunday’s quake.

Editorial & Opinion

farah stockman | second in a six-part series

A breach in trust by a once-promising student

By Farah Stockman

Were we so eager to see her succeed that we fell for the crudest of illusions?

Opinion | JAMES CARROLL

The next nuclear age is too close

The world’s precarious nuclear balance is threatened above all by the new belligerence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

By James Carroll

The world’s precarious balance is threatened above all by the new belligerence of Russia’s president.

editorial

State campaign money: Use it or lose it

Massachusetts foolishly allows its candidates to raise money for one race, but then save it for the future.

Metro

Cannabis institutes aim to train workers, patients

Mickey Martin of the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis in Natick said there is a dire need to educate workers.

By Katherine Landergan

Some might think it’s a joke, but schools focused on training medical marijuana dispensary workers are hoping for big business.

New EPA rules could lead to more beach closures

Beaches with a history of high bacteria counts, such as Wollaston in Quincy, would be closed more often if Massachusetts applies the new standard.

By David Abel

The federal guidelines could result in more red flags to alert swimmers to unsafe conditions.

Charter school group expands to Boston

By James Vaznis

The New York City nonprofit has been mobilizing parents there to push for more charter schools.

Business ǀ Science

Most BRA small-business loans overdue, audit finds

By Edward Mason

The lending arm of the Boston Redevelopment Authority has allowed hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to go uncollected.

Ousted Market Basket leader offers to retake helm

Arthur T. Demoulas.

By Dan Adams and Jack Newsham

Arthur T. Demoulas offered to resume control of the business while he negotiates to buy the company from rival family members.

UMass patch would spot stressed-out soldiers

UMass scientists demonstrated a machine that prints nanotechnology used in body sensors to measure stress in military personnel.

By Naila Moreira

The tiny nanotech-based sensor will try to gauge stress and fatigue among armed service personnel.

Obituaries

Klaus Peters, 77; publisher of mathematical books

Mr. Peters insisted on careful copy editing and invested in features such as color graphics.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Peters launched AK Peters publishing in 1992, mainly focusing on mathematical sciences, physics, and computer science.

Ralph Davidson, 86; ex-chairman of Time Inc.

Mr. Davidson tried to draw audiences with a range of performances when he was chairman of the Kennedy Center.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Davidson also served a brief tenure as chairman of the Kennedy Center in Washington.

Jon Cavaiani, 70; saved comrades at Hickory Hill in Vietnam

Sergeant Major Cavaiani received the Medal of Honor from President Ford in 1974.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Cavaiani received the military’s highest award for valor for leading his outnumbered unit in the defense of a strategically critical outpost.

Sports

A 10-day trail led to Red Sox’ big makeover

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington attended a press conference after Thursday’s trades.

By Peter Abraham

Thursday’s trade frenzy, one of the biggest upheavals in team history, was the result of 10 intense days of preparation, scouting, and decision-making.

YANKEES 8, RED SOX 7

Yankees rally past Red Sox again

David Ortiz reacted after flying out in the seventh inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox couldn’t hold an early lead again and now have lost 10 of their last 12 games.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Can Clay Buchholz ever be the Red Sox ace?

Whether he likes it or not, Clay Buchholz is the Red Sox’ No. 1 starter right now. Bob DeChiara/USA Today

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox expected someday Buchholz would be a No. 1. Now he’s the senior member of the staff, but not pitching like one.

G: Health

Virtual therapy expanding mental health care

Janet Wozniak, associate director of the Bressler Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders, uses video-conferencing technology to talk with her patients and colleagues at her office at Massachusetts General Hospital.

By Dr. Daniela J. Lamas

Technology is enabling more people to get mental health counseling, even if they can’t get to a therapist’s office.

Stage REview

A lethal bargain in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s ‘The Visit’

Chita Rivera (right) leads the cast of “The Visit” at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

By Don Aucoin

The musical is alive and well under the expert ministrations of director John Doyle.

Music Review

Music for string quartet and darkness

From left: Lauren Radnofsky, Lili Sarayrah, Alexina Hawkins, and Lauren Cauley were blind-folded in rehearsal to simulate darkness.

By Jeremy Eichler

On Thursday night at Mass MOCA, the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival presented a performance of Georg Friedrich Haas’s String Quartet No. 3, “In iij. Noct.”

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