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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.

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.

SCOT LEHIGH

We need higher political standards for men

By Scot Lehigh

Why the double standard for what’s politically acceptable?

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.

New technology could radically reshape MBTA fare policies

The MBTA may adjust its fares as it moves to an all-electronic payment system, in which prices could be based on time of day, distance, or even income.

By Adam Vaccaro

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.

Business & Tech

HELP DESK

How to sneak a little fitness into the workday

By Emily Williams

As working from home becomes increasingly common — about 43 percent of all workers work remotely at least occasionally — more people are navigating the perks and downfalls of the zero-minute commute.