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NECC co-owner convicted in meningitis outbreak

A jury found Barry Cadden guilty of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, but refused to hold him directly responsible for the deaths.

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President Trump and Paul Ryan’s efforts to shore up support appeared to fall short, casting Thursday’s vote into doubt.

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Boston University freshman Nicholas Fuentes has a nightly Web video show titled “America First.”

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The kids are far right

President Trump’s unlikely rise to power has fueled a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape.

02/23/2017 BOSTON, MA Mason Dunn (cq) of the Mass Transgender Political Coalition, spoke during a rally to support trans students held at Post Office Square in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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LGBT community top target for hate acts in Boston

Hateful acts against members of the LGBT community constituted about one-third of the city’s 275 reported hate crimes in 2016.

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The campus this year finds itself in a situation much like it was warned about, with a deficit estimated at up to $30 million by July.

The Nation

Trump, Ryan lack House votes for ‘do-or-die’ health care bill

Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, spoke about health care on March 7.

By Astead W. Herndon and Victoria McGrane

President Trump and Paul Ryan’s efforts to shore up support appeared to fall short, casting Thursday’s vote into doubt.

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

By TODD RICHMOND

A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators said. A suspect was in custody.

Trump’s campaign chief secretly worked to push Putin’s interests

Paul Manafort (left photo), President Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska.

By Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day

Paul Manafort had a $10 million annual contract with Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska.

The World

Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MARCH 21: (ISRAEL OUT) The tomb of Jesus Christ with the rotunda is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on March 21, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. The tomb of Jesus Christ in the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City was, on 26 February 2017, without its iron cage for the first time since it was placed around the stone tomb by the British in 1947 to keep the Edicule from falling apart. Greek archaeologists have been working since June 2016 to restore the tomb, believed to be the place where Jesus Christ was buried and then resurrected from after his crucification. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

By Ruth Eglash

Restoring the Holy Edicule, the chamber where Christians believe Jesus was buried and rose from the dead after his crucifixion, was no simple undertaking.

US airstrike in Syria is said to kill dozens of civilians

By Anne Barnard

BEIRUT — At least 30 Syrian civilians were killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in a rural area of Raqqa province early Tuesday, according to residents, activists and state television.

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

By SETH BORENSTEIN

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Eve Bridburg

How creative writing makes you a better person

By Eve Bridburg

Losing National Endowment of the Arts funding could be dire for the art of reading and writing.

Opinion | Jon Kingsdale

Health bill isn’t reform; it’s a tax cut for the wealthy

By Jon Kingsdale

The bill gives a massive tax cut for the upper class and a benefit claw-back from the poor.

Opinion | Paul Grogan

A tight labor market is a terrible thing to waste

Career Planning Concept. Businessman Facing Problems On Career Planning

By Paul S. Grogan

Greater Boston’s low unemployment rate has created an opportunity to lower income inequality.

Metro

The kids are far right

Boston University freshman Nicholas Fuentes has a nightly Web video show titled “America First.”

By Dugan Arnett

President Trump’s unlikely rise to power has fueled a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape.

UMass Boston was warned of financial crisis years earlier

University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley.

By Laura Krantz

The campus this year finds itself in a situation much like it was warned about, with a deficit estimated at up to $30 million by July.

Yvonne Abraham

Lives taken, lives unseen

 (032217 Boston, MA) Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at listens as his attorney Jose Baez cross-examines witness Alexander Bradley at Hernandez's double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Nancy Lane/POOL)

By Yvonne Abraham

Because Aaron Hernandez was rich and famous, we can’t get enough of this case.

More Stories

NECC co-owner convicted in meningitis outbreak

By Milton J. Valencia and Kay Lazar

Names

James Taylor to release book

By Emily Sweeney

Business & Tech

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Hollywood puts its spin on censorship

IMBD homepage --- march 22, 2017

By Hiawatha Bray

California has passed a law that prohibits the popular movie website IMDb from publishing the ages of actors.

Former TelexFree executive gets six years for his role in $3 billion scam

James Merrill was sentenced to six years in federal prison.

By Beth Healy

“I’m sorry for this whole disaster,” James Merrill told victims in Worcester courtroom.

Sperm count via smartphone? Yes, it’s a thing.

 The smartphone-based semen analyzer can be used to test for male infertility from the privacy of home. The device can analyze most semen samples in less than 5 seconds. (Photo: Shafiee lab)

By Janelle Nanos

A new, smartphone-based test can assess male fertility just as easily as a pregnancy test.

Obituaries

Irma Mann, at 83; trailblazer for women in Boston’s business community

Irma Mann

By Kathleen McKenna

Ms. Mann became an executive at Sonesta at a time when few travel or hospitality companies hired women at that level.

Jerry Krause; built dynasty in Chicago with Jordan

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan, right, is all smiles after he signed a new contract with the NBA basketball team as general manager Jerry Krause looks on during a news conference in Chicago, Ill. Krause, the executive behind the Bulls' six NBA titles, has died, the team announced Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was 77. (AP Photo/Mark Elias, File)

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Krause never played or coached basketball, but he was an astute judge of talent as a scout for Major League Baseball teams and for NBA organizations.

Dave Stallworth; overcame heart attack to win NBA title

FILE Ñ Dave Stallworth, of the New York Knicks, dribbles around Bill Cunningham of Philadelphia, March 8, 1970. Stallworth, a player known for overcoming the odds and helping to take the Knicks to the first league title in their history, died March 2017. He was 75. ()

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Stallworth’s signature moment came at center, though, when he matched up against Wilt Chamberlain late in Game 5 of the 1970 NBA finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Sports

CELTICS 109, PACERS 100

Celtics race past Pacers, now just one game behind Cavs

Boston, MA - 3/22/2017 - (1st quarter) \co\ looks to dish off a pass during the first quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 23Celtics-Pacers, LOID: 8.3.1978139473.

By Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics are eying the top spot in the East after the Cavs’ loss to Denver.

NBA ROUNDUP

Nuggets surprise Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, drives the lane past Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Wilson Chandler (18 points) did a good job containing LeBron James in Denver’s 126-113 upset.

PETER ABRAHAM

Projecting the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 6: Marco Hernandez #40 of the Boston Red Sox hits the ball against the Houston Astros in the first inning during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 6, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros and Red Sox played to a 5-5 tie. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

The Sox have 49 players in camp, nearly twice as many as they will have on Opening Day.

Thursday Scene

Publishing, parenting, puke: This author’s club covers everything

Rachel Kadish (left) and Tova Mirvis at a writers meeting at Jessica Shattuck’s home.

By Melissa Schorr

“We don’t have a water cooler. This is the water cooler.”

Television

What drove Ernie Boch Jr. to help a village in Uganda?

Posing as a musician making a documentary on world music, billionaire Ernie Boch Jr. traveled to a Ugandan village for Nat Geo’s “Undercover Angel” and had to figure out how to best help its people.

By Bella English

The car magnate took part in the TV series “Undercover Angel,” which sends the wealthy to poverty-stricken areas.

Science fiction, black music meet in Toshi Reagon’s opera-in-progress

Toshi Reagon (seated in front, with guitar) and company in Octavia E. Butler’s “Parable of the Sower: A Concert Performance.”

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

An ensemble led by Reagon will perform the score in a series of performances at the Paramount Center.