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Steve Johnson poses for a portrait at his home in Cambridge. Johnson's brother, Scott, was killed in a gay hate crime in Australia 30 years ago.

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Cambridge man seeks justice for brother killed 30 years ago in Australia

Steve Johnson’s three-decade quest to learn what happened to his younger brother, Scott, who died in 1988, has shined a light on a dark period in Australian history.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// Penalized for making a student loan payment early — not late

Arnie Greenfield has no problem helping his children with student loans. But he has a problem being penalized for making an early payment. Yes, that’s right. Not late, early.

T board approves 6 percent fare hike

The MBTA’s board on Monday approved a fare increase aimed at bolstering its budget, but agreed to keep fares stable for bus riders, seniors, and riders with disabilities.

// Boston to host 2020 NAACP convention

The NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and prominent civil rights organizations, announced Monday that it will hold its 2020 convention in Boston.

// Prosecutors: He helped commit genocide, then tried to claim asylum

In 2014, a border patrol agent found Jean Leonard Teganya walking down a road in Maine, carrying a backpack and filthy from a journey through the dense Canadian woods.

The Nation

Political Notebook

Milwaukee picked as site of 2020 Democratic National Convention

The 17,500-seat Fiserv Forum is home to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.

The Democratic National Committee is placing a spotlight on a key Midwestern battleground state that Democrats lost for the first time in three decades in 2016 and see as central to the party’s efforts to reclaim the White House.

Trump proposes a record $4.75 trillion budget

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: Acting Director of Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought takes questions during a news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House March 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Vought joined White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to discuss various topics, including the $4.75 trillion budget request the Trump Administration has requested from the Congress for the 2020 fiscal year. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Jim Tankersley and Michael Tackett

The president’s budget request for the 2020 fiscal year has little chance of becoming law because Congress controls spending, and Democrats control the House.

Rights group: terror watchlist shared with animal shelters

By Matthew Barakat

A Muslim civil-rights group says the FBI is letting animal shelters, private investigators, and even a Midwestern megachurch have access to its watchlist of suspected terrorists.

The World

Many bet chaos will continue as Britain awaits Brexit votes

By William Booth and Karla Adam

This is the week when the people may learn whether their nation will depart on schedule — or whether there will be more uncertainty, division and delay.

Malaysia frees woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un’s half-brother

Indonesia's Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly (second from left) spoke while sitting next to Siti Aisyah (center) during a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

By Sharon Tan and Richard C. Paddock

An Indonesian woman who was on trial in the 2017 airport killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was freed Monday after more than two years in custody.

No end in sight to Venezuela’s blackout, specialists warn

By Anatoly Kurmanaev

Sporadic looting and spontaneous protests. Desperate patients begging doctors to be kept alive.

Editorial & Opinion


State can do better on proposal to prevent next Mount Ida mess

Voluntary compliance and after-the-fact services to students are a poor substitute as a financial stress test for troubled higher education institutions.

Opinion | Jennifer C. Braceras

Ayanna Pressley thinks your 16-year-old should be able to vote. Let that sink in a minute

By Jennifer C. Braceras

At 16, most kids have little life experience to inform their decisions.

Opinion | Kenneth Rogoff

Milking the Fed for social-program dollars is a bad idea

By Kenneth Rogoff

Progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing Modern Monetary Theory as a way to fund social programs. It’s a bad idea.


Boston to host 2020 NAACP convention

A skyline view of Boston in the early morning seen from East Boston.

By Milton J. Valencia

The NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and prominent civil rights organizations, announced Monday that it will hold its 2020 convention in Boston.

An extra hour of light and Boston exhales, even amid debate

03/11/2019 BOSTON, MA Hamit Sahin (cq) (left) kisses his wife Laura Chambre (cq) of Boston, during the last hour of sunlight on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Billy Baker

We’re emerging from winter darkness and headed toward spring, with more light in the afternoon to prove it.

Turkey crashes through driver’s windshield on Cape Cod road

By Steve Annear

A Cape Cod woman walked away with minor injuries Monday after a turkey smashed through her car windshield as she was driving in Sandwich, according to police.

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Wentworth selects a new president

By Deirdre Fernandes

Dance Review

Ate9 Dance Company is breathtaking in Boston

By Karen Campbell

Business & Tech

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

These startups are like Uber for dump trucks

Paul Roux, who drives for Benevento Companies, uses the Trux app on the job in Wilmington.

By Scott Kirsner

Trux and HaulHub aim to make it easier to get materials to job sites.

Public affairs executive Gossett set to join Airbnb

Kelley Gossett for Bold Types

A friend of Kelley Gossett’s once told her there are two kinds of people: those who enjoy a structured, zoo-like setting, and those who thrive in the jungle.

General manager Charlie Kravetz to leave WBUR 

Charlie Kravetz, a veteran of Boston’s news scene, is stepping down at WBUR after eight years. 

By Janelle Nanos

Charlie Kravetz, the general manager of WBUR-FM, is leaving the station to “pursue new options,” Boston University said in a statement. 


Sidney Verba, Harvard’s ‘consummate university citizen,’ dies at 86

Sidney Verba

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Verba spent six decades on campus as a student, professor, researcher, author, and associate dean.

Gillian Freeman, whose novel ‘Leather Boys’ was gay landmark, dies at 89

Gillian Freeman, whose novel ‘Leather Boys’ was gay landmark, dies at 89

US Olympic cycling medalist Kelly Catlin dies at 23

By Cindy Boren

US Olympic cycling medalist Kelly Catlin dies at 23


NFL offseason tracker: Bills sign former Patriot OL LaAdrian Waddle

SUPER BOWL LIII SLIDER Atlanta, GA - 2-03-19 - New England Patriots offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle touches Patrick Chung after he was injured during the third quarter. The New England Patriots play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Andrew Mahoney

Waddle, a backup for the Patriots. signed a one-year deal, the Bills said.


Chris Sale pitches to minor leaguers, but it’s still an event

Fort Myers, FL - 2/21/2019 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22), Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17), and Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) share a laugh on Day 10 Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL.. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 22Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.480462370.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox ace took the mound to face live hitters for the first time since the World Series and said he felt good.


Austin Prep, Methuen/Tewksbury reach D1 state final

Woburn MA 3/11/19 Austin Prep players celebrate with their fans after their 3-1 victory over Andover High during the MIAA Division D1 girls' hockey semifinals at O'Brien Arena. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Lenny Rowe

The top-seeded Cougars (23-0) will be back in final for first time since 2016 while Red Rangers (21-1-1) will try to improve last year’s runner-up finish.