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Number of migrant families crossing border is breaking records

More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, more than double the levels from the same period last year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_exams6_met.jpg Boston exploring new entrance test for exam schools

Interim Superintendent Laura Perille said her administration is exploring the idea of replacing the controversial exam that has determined the fate of tens of thousands of students.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Chin051218MtIdaGraduation_Met2.jpg At region’s smallest colleges, poor graduation rates threaten their financial stability

Among the 86 smallest private four-year colleges in New England, 42 have a six-year graduation rate under 60 percent, the national average for four-year schools.

The Nation

White House plans disputing climate change ‘will erode our national security,’ 58 ex-officials warn

An ice bridge, an early step in the formation of a natural ice cave on the shores of Lake Superior, some 70 miles north of Sault, Ste., Marie, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 9, 2019. Like any phenomenon dependent on ice, cold and weather patterns, Ontario's renowned ice caves are under threat from climate change; observers predict the lake could be ice-free within decades. (Sebastian Modak/The New York Times)

By Dino Grandoni

More than four dozen former military and intelligence officials are rebuking President Trump for planning to counter the government’s own findings that climate change poses a threat to national security.

Number of migrant families crossing border is breaking records

A boy from Honduras with hydrocephalus watches as fellow asylum-seeking migrants from Central America are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Granjeno, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. On Tuesday, the agency is expected to announce a significant expansion of the health care services it provides to migrants. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)

By Caitlin Dickerson

More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, more than double the levels from the same period last year.

California won’t charge officers who killed unarmed black man

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra displays one of the three binders containing his office's investigation into last year's fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by two Sacramento Police Officer, during a news conference,Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra said that after a nearly year long investigation, his office will not file criminal charges against the officers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

By Don Thompson

The shooting of Stephon Clark set off intense protests in Sacramento last year.

The World

North Korea rebuilds rocket engine test site, in ominous signal about attitude to talks

FILE - In this April 8, 2012, file photo, a soldier stands in front of the Unha-3 rocket at a launching site in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. North Korea is reportedly restoring facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it had dismantled as part of disarmament steps last year. A major South Korean newspaper reports that the country's spy service gave such an assessment to lawmakers in a private briefing on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

By Simon Denyer

The rebuilding work at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station began some time between Feb. 16 and March 2, according to satellite imagery.

India stands out as especially toxic in new air pollution report

By Kai Schultz

A new report shows that the 15 of the 20 cities determined to have the worst air quality are in India. The list also includes cities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, solidifying South Asia as an especially polluted region.

Macron urges European unification, tries to address criticisms ahead of election

A newspaper for sale in Paris highlighted French President Emmanuel Macron’s column.

By James McAuley

Ahead of upcoming elections in European Parliament, France’s President Emmanuel Macron released a statement Tuesday touting the importance of a united Europe against nationalism, while also trying to balance criticisms of him which have fueled to such movements as the yellow vest protests.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

What do we do about Venezuela now?

Handout photo released by Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido's photography service showing as he gives the thumb up during a rally upon his return in Caracas on March 4, 2019. - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido was mobbed by supporters, media and the ambassadors of allied countries as he returned to Caracas on Monday, defying the threat of arrest from embattled President Nicolas Maduro's regime. Just before his arrival, US Vice President Mike Pence sent a warning to Maduro to ensure Guaido's safety. (Photo by Donaldo BARROS / Juan Guaido's Photography service / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

Many assumed that President Nicolás Maduro’s exit was imminent. But it’s now becoming clear that he won’t give up power so easily.

Renée Graham

Trump’s dictator envy targets universities

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 2, 2019 US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. - President Donald Trump on March 5, 2019 furiously branded a sweeping new investigation by Democrats of his inner circle a

By Renée Graham

Trump is no First Amendment champion. The only speech he wants free is anything that promotes his beliefs.

SCOT LEHIGH

The Great Trumpkin suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune

US President Donald Trump addresses the National Association of Attorneys General in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 4, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

By Scot Lehigh

The Great Trumpkin worried that the scales were falling from his supporters’ eyes.

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Opinion | Jeffrey Bussgang and Wendy Estrella

Teamwork makes Lawrence a city on the move

By Jeffrey Bussgang and Wendy Estrella

Opinion | Kim Taylor

My tour with Andre Previn

By Kim Taylor

Metro

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY

‘Text me when you get home.’ We shouldn’t have to say it. But we do

The Venu Nightclub in Boston.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

Women around the world say these same six words to their friends. The death of Jassy Correia is one of the many reasons we have a safety roll call.

‘You have this very heavy weight in your stomach.’ Friends devastated by Jassy Correia’s death

Jassy Correia playing with her daughter in June 2018.

By Travis Andersen

A high school friend remembered Jassy Correia as “a great mom” who “didn’t deserve this.”

79-year-old who killed wife could end up sharing her burial site

David Magraw, 79, made a bid for parole 10 years ago; it was denied.

By Shelley Murphy

Decades after Nancy Magraw’s murder, her family is haunted by the possibility her killer — her husband — may be buried in the same plot with her when he dies.

Business & Tech

WORK SPACE

It costs $4,600 a month to rent a lab bench here. But the place has plenty of fans

Scott Robinson, CEO of MicroQuin, rents a small space at LabCentral to be in the mix in Kendall Square.

By Jonathan Saltzman

Biotech entrepreneur Scott Robinson says his tiny space in Kendall Square is worth the price because it puts him at ground zero in what may be the world’s most robust life-sciences hub.

Former executive says Insys paid doctors phony ‘fees’

Subsys is a highly addictive under-the-tongue fentanyl spray.

By Jonathan Saltzman

A former vice president described Tuesday how the drug company funneled phony “speaking fees” to doctors in exchange for prescribing its highly addictive opioid painkiller.

Pressure grows on Mass. legislators to rein in high drug prices

Bills before the Legislature would involve the state in determining if drug prices are fair and reasonable.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

One bill would allow Massachusetts to set limits on the prices of certain expensive drugs.

Obituaries

‘Brilliant’ man who was an inventor of the calculator dies

By Jamie Stengle

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the handheld electronic calculator, has died. He was 86.

Eusebio Pedroza, who held boxing title for seven years

By Richard Sandomir

Eusebio Pedroza, a Panamanian boxer with a sharp jab and a reputation for dirty tactics who successfully defended the World Boxing Association featherweight title 19 times over seven years, died Friday in Panama City. He was in his 60s, but his exact age was uncertain.

Sports

D3 NORTH GIRLS | ST. MARY’S 53, BISHOP FENWICK 52

St. Mary’s girls deny Fenwick at the buzzer

By Scott Souza

Gabby Torres sank four late free throws as Spartans survived Division 4 North basketball final.

MIAA GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Braintree turns back Wellesley in Division 1 South semifinal

Bridgewater-03/05/19 Wellesley vs Braintree girls basketball , Braintree's Ariana Fay runs with the ball as she in pursued by Wellesley's Allison Goehringer in the 1st half. Photo for the Boston Globe by Debee Tlumacki (sports)

By Greg Levinsky

Ariana Fay scored a game-high 18 points for Braintree.

TUESDAY’S MIAA HOCKEY ROUNDUP

Westwood boys rally to beat Medfield

By Jake Levin

The Wolverines fell behind, 2-0, in the first period before clawing back for a 3-2 win over the Warriors in the Division 2 South semifinals.

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MIAA NORDIC SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Concord-Carlisle boys, girls claim titles

By Craig Larson

MIAA BOYS’ BASKETBALL

North Andover tops Somerville in Div. 2 North Semifinals

By Nate Weitzer

North Carolina 79, BC 66

No. 3 North Carolina routs Boston College

By Julian Benbow

RED SOX SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Tuesday’s spring training report: Red Sox solve Max Scherzer

By Peter Abraham

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

No sign of toxicity at Celtics practice

By Gary Washburn

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

State tournament tracker, Day 9

By Greg Levinsky

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Coaching turnover for Patriots won’t be a culture shock

By Christopher L. Gasper

BRUINS 4, HURRICANES 3 (OT)

In a whale of a finish, David Krejci, Bruins sink Hurricanes in OT

By Kevin Paul Dupont

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Carles Gil has made an immediate impact for Revolution

By Frank Dell’Apa

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

David Pastrnak progressing toward a return for the Bruins

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Wednesday Food

Pioneering chef Lydia Shire’s guide to life

Lydia Shire, the James Beard award-winning chef and pioneer of Boston’s culinary scene, has come a long way from her days serving up popcorn at the Strand Theatre.

By Devra First

She became chef at Maison Robert when women were unheard of in “serious” French kitchens. She took over Locke-Ober, which once barred women from its dining room. What can we learn from her experiences?

What She’s Having

What she’s having is a breakthrough — not a doughnut (or a Tums)

Honey dip doughnuts at Demet’s Donuts in Medford.

By Kara Baskin

This is a story about longing. It is about delayed gratification. It is not, as the title suggests, about what she’s having. It’s about what she’s not having.

The hard work of eating healthy at work

Lovepop employees enjoyed lunch provided by Alchemista.

By Alison Arnett

The tendency for some people is to think “if it’s free, it doesn’t count,” says one expert.