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Elizabeth Warren defends decision to release DNA test

Warren told the Globe’s editorial board she went public when she did because that’s when the analysis came back.

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Spotlight

When Aaron Hernandez became a murderer

The Patriots became the only NFL team with an active player accused in three murders. Some big warning signs were missed — or minimized.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Walker_070717_redline_16413x.jpg New technology could radically reshape MBTA fare policies

As the T prepares to put a new fare system in place, it’s also thinking about major changes to how it charges riders for trips.

BOSTON, MA - 10/16/2018: Mayor Martin J. Walsh and others broke ground on the new Boston Arts Academy building. a $125 million project. (Demolition of the old building, across the street from Fenway Park, is apparently under way.) This ground breaking is part of a broader agenda by Walsh moving forward with a sweeping plan to overhaul the school system's aging buildings, most of which went up prior to World War II. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 17bps

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Boston plans to build or renovate a dozen schools

Boston school officials are planning to build or extensively renovate a dozen schools, gradually phase out middle schools, and merge several elementary schools over the next decade.

Steve and Diane Trask with their son, Brayden, 13.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A dog dies, and his family wants answers

Steve Trask discovered his family’s pet puggle in rough shape at a boarding facility, and then things took a more dire turn.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren defends decision to release DNA test

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to the Globe's editorial board Tuesday.

By Victoria McGrane

Warren told the Globe’s editorial board she went public when she did because that’s when the analysis came back.

Democratic candidates in competitive races see late infusion of cash

In his challenge to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz (left), Democratic US Representative Beto O'Rourke shattered previous Senate fund-raising records with $38.1 million raised in the third quarter. Cruz raised $11.6 million.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy

The donations are a sign of heightened energy on the left eager to regain the majority in Congress.

This election season, Republicans’ deficit focus goes missing

FILE-- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 26, 2018. Republicans took over the House in 2010 in part by ringing alarm bells about the deficit. The hole is growing again. The denunciations are not. Ryan will leave a legacy absent the signature issues that propelled his entire legislative career. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

By Jennifer Steinhauer

Alarm bells about the deficit have become passé for the Republicans.

The World

Trump threatens to end aid to Honduras if migrant caravan isn’t stopped

Honduran immigrants, part of a migrant caravan, traveled north near Quezaltepeque, Guatemala.

By Joshua Partlow

President Trump said the president of Honduras was told if the caravan of people headed to the US is not stopped and brought back, money and aid will be cut off to the country.

Trump bemoans how Saudis considered ‘guilty until proven innocent’ in writer’s disappearance

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday.

By Ben Hubbard and Daniel Victor

The president also said that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince again denied any knowledge of Jamal Khashoggi’s fate.

Australian leader considers moving embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) spoke to the media alongside Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne during a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday.

By Jamie Tarabay

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday raised the possibility of moving the Australian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, an idea that drew criticism as a bald political gambit.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Elizabeth Warren, typical white person

By Jeff Jacoby

Whether you love Warren or loathe her should depend on her ideas and ideals, her deeds and words — not on her genetic ancestry.

Opinion | Marcela García

Don’t remove the Citgo sign — change it

When Frank Marval looks at the Citgo sign, he thinks of the empty supermarket aisles in his native country.

By Marcela García

The oil company’s profits support a government that starves its people.

Editorial

After Perille bows out, a chance to get BPS superintendent search right

Mayor Marty Walsh and interim BPS superintendent Laura Perille at a meeting with the Globe’s editorial board in June.

The Boston Public Schools need a dynamic, take-charge kind of leader — for the long term.

Metro

Boston plans to build or renovate a dozen schools

BOSTON, MA - 10/16/2018: Mayor Martin J. Walsh and others broke ground on the new Boston Arts Academy building. a $125 million project. (Demolition of the old building, across the street from Fenway Park, is apparently under way.) This ground breaking is part of a broader agenda by Walsh moving forward with a sweeping plan to overhaul the school system's aging buildings, most of which went up prior to World War II. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 17bps

By James Vaznis

Boston school officials are planning to build or extensively renovate a dozen schools, gradually phase out middle schools, and merge several elementary schools over the next decade.

Cambridge educator surprised with $25,000 prize

Cambridge, MA., 10/16/2018 Librarian Jennifer Gordon is shocked to learn she received a Milken Educator Award -- a prize that comes with $25,000--during a surprise ceremony at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Laura Crimaldi

Jennifer Gordon, a librarian at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge, received the Milken Educator Award Tuesday morning.

Woman, 24, is shot to death while sitting in car in Dorchester

Friends of Alicia Restrepo, 24, brought candles and flowers to a growing memorial near the spot where she was shot on Monday night.

By Jerome Campbell, John R. Ellement and Travis Andersen

The incident was the eighth fatal shooting in Boston in less than two weeks.

Business & Tech

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A dog dies, and his family wants answers

Steve and Diane Trask with their son, Brayden, 13.

By Sean P. Murphy

Steve Trask discovered his family’s pet puggle in rough shape at a boarding facility, and then things took a more dire turn.

Conn. company is accused of overcharging more than 100k Mass. residents for electricity

The legal action is a twist in Attorney General Maura Healey’s campaign to police the so-called competitive energy market.

By Jon Chesto

Attorney General Maura Healey’s crackdown on competitive electricity suppliers took a twist this week as her office sued Starion Energy.

Warp Drive Bio bought by California company

“Our board of directors is confident that integrating the two companies’ portfolios is the right path,” said Warp Drive Bio CEO Laurence Reid.

By Jonathan Saltzman

Under the deal, the Cambridge biotech’s local operations will be shut down. The combined firm will consolidate to an office in Redwood City, Calif.

Obituaries

Thomas Steitz, 78, dies; illuminated a building block of life

Mr. Steitz (right) was a professor at Yale.

By Gina Kolata

Mr. Steitz shared a Nobel Prize in chemistry for figuring out the structure of a large molecule that is the site of such crucial protein synthesis.

Sports

Red Sox 8, Astros 2

Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox slam Astros in Game 3

Houston TX 10/16/18: Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr. rounds the bases after his grand slam home run in the eighth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Three of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

Bradley’s grand slam in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox an 8-2 lead.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Once again, Jackie Bradley Jr. makes a statement at the plate

Jackie Bradley Jr. launched a grand slam deep to right that gave the Red Sox an 8-2 lead in the eighth inning.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Bradley’s offense long has been an issue for Red Sox Nation, but he’s come through in consecutive games.

Celitcs 105, 76ers 87

The Celtics were hardly perfect, and yet they rolled to a win big anyway

Boston MA 10/16/18 Boston Celtics Gordon Hayward and Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons battle for a loose ball during second quarter action at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Adam Himmelsbach

Jayson Tatum led the way with 23 points and Gordon Hayward played his first full game as a Celtic at TD Garden.

More Stories

Frank Dell’Apa | Soccer notebook

Revolution planning ‘major changes,’ but the coach will stay the same

By Frank Dell’Apa

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

This was the first test of the new semester, and the Celtics passed

By Gary Washburn

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Devon Breen saves tourney berth for Watertown boys’ soccer

By Mike Kotsopoulos

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Chris Sale rejoins Red Sox, status for Game 5 unclear

By Peter Abraham

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Nathan Eovaldi pitched like he had ice water in his veins

By Nick Cafardo

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER NOTES

MacCormack sisters are tough to beat in net

By Matt MacCormack

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Bruins are making do on defense without Torey Krug

By Kevin Paul Dupont

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER

EMass. girls’ soccer: D-R’s Meghan Reed headlines Players of the Week

By Ethan Schroeder

GARY WASHBURN

A team-by-team look at the NBA this season

By Gary Washburn

Wednesday Food

What She’s Having

Turning back time with plantains in the Fenway

El Pelon Taqueria’s fried plantains

By Kara Baskin

A lot’s changed in the neighborhood when it comes to food. El Pelon’s $5.75 plate of plantains hasn’t.

Food

It’s fall in New England. Please enjoy this Brussels sprout latte.

Apples? Brussels sprouts? Pumpkin spice? Squash? Must be fall in New England.

By Devra First

A tongue-in-cheek guide to the region’s autumnal delights.

Getting Salty with Jo Megwa of Piattini and Ora

By Kara Baskin

Megwa grew up in East Boston, the youngest of 10 children. She’s the only one not born in Italy — but you’d never know it.

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TV Critic’s Corner

There’s a plot twist to Ian’s exit from ‘Shameless’

By Matthew Gilbert

Boston’s on board

By Ann Trieger Kurland