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Dozens arrested, including parents, in nationwide college bribery, cheating scandal

US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling (center) held a press conference at the federal courthouse in Boston on what authorities are calling the largest college admissions scam ever.

A California businessman allegedly collected $25 million in bribes to help applicants gain acceptance to elite colleges as part of a nationwide scandal.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi13bribery11.jpg Parents stopped at nothing to get their kids in ‘side door’

A 200-page affidavit lays out the lengths to which uber-wealthy parents allegedly went to help their children get admitted to schools including Yale, Georgetown, and Stanford universities.

RODE Architects

Pine Street Inn pitches permanent housing complex for homeless

Pine Street and its partners have begun talking with neighborhood groups about a 225-unit apartment building in Jamaica Plain.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/04282011_28princemulveyhill2_photo6-7917529.jpg Man at the center of the Phoebe Prince bullying case is now accused of rape

Sean Mulveyhill has been placed on leave from his job as a bartender at Mount Holyoke College after a student there accused him of raping her.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Farrah_03.jpg In this chat room, Boston’s black millennials build a community

Farrah Belizaire, founder of Young, Black and Social and LiteWork Events, wants to make sure young, black professionals have a social network that works for them.

The Nation

Calif. man charged in college scam positioned himself as a ‘master coach’

By Nick Anderson

Consultant agrees to plead guilty to racketeering in college bribery probe

New York attorney general subpoenas Deutsche Bank for Trump-related records

New York Attorney General Letitia James has opened a civil investigation into President Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans.

By David A. Fahrenthold and Jonathan O’Connell

New York attorney general subpoenas Deutsche Bank for Trump-related records

House Democrats split over Pelosi’s comments on impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference in late January. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.

By Rachael Bade

Many moderate Democrats came out in support of the House Speaker’s comments against attempting to oust President Trump, others criticized the dismissal of an issue that is important to voters.

The World

New Brexit defeat plunges UK’s May into crisis

An anti-Brexit, left, and pro-Brexit supporter debate outside the House of Parliament in London, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May's mission to secure Britain's orderly exit from the European Union appeared headed for defeat Tuesday, as lawmakers ignored her entreaties to support her divorce deal and end the political chaos and economic uncertainty that Brexit has unleashed.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

By Stephen Castle

The prime minister lost a second vote on her plans to leave the European Union and now faces unpalatable choices with time running out to avoid a chaotic exit.

Australian cardinal, who was former Vatican treasurer, is sentenced to 6 years in prison for child sex abuse

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 26, 2019, Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court of Victoria after prosecutors decided not to proceed with a second trial on alleged historical child sexual offences in Melbourne. - Cardinal George Pell is to be sentenced on March 13, 2019, following conviction for child sex crimes. (Photo by CON CHRONIS / AFP)CON CHRONIS/AFP/Getty Images

An Australian judge has sentenced the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse to prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago.

Juan Guaidó eyed and journalist arrested over Venezuela’s power outages

Venezuelan Naky Soto, wife of journalist and human rights activist Luis Carlos Diaz, holds a picture of him during a demonstration outside the Public Prosecutor's office in Caracas on March 12, 2019. - Diaz was arrested in Caracas by intelligence agents who later raided his residence, his family and a press organization reported Tuesday. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP)RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

By Mary Beth Sheridan and Anthony Faiola

The Venezuelan government has begun to investigate opposition leader Juan Guaidó for involvement in the nationwide power outages. Meanwhile they have arrested Luis Carlos Diaz, a prominent journalist they also believe to be connected the incident.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Why the ‘excellent’ Electoral College is well worth keeping

FILE--In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photograph, a roll of stickers sits on a table to be handed out by election judges as voters deposit their ballots at the Denver Elections Division drop off location in front of the City/County Building in Denver. Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature has approved a bill Thursday, Feb 21, 2019, to join other states in casting their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

By Jeff Jacoby

The standard indictment against the Electoral College is that it’s antidemocratic. That’s a feature of the system, not a bug.

Editorial

Massachusetts can do more to fight human trafficking

Beacon Hill has left “body work” businesses unregulated statewide, a loophole that sex traffickers can exploit to run storefront brothels.

Renée Graham

Don’t equate supporting black women with hating black men

Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Chicago. Kelly was charged last month with sexually abusing four females dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. He's pleaded not guilty. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

By Renée Graham

Amplifying the voices of black women who’ve accused singer R. Kelly of sexual abuse for 25 years doesn’t mean I dislike black men.

Metro

In this chat room, Boston’s black millennials build a community

Farrah Belizaire and members of her group volunteered at Cradles to Crayons Saturday.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

Farrah Belizaire, founder of Young, Black and Social and LiteWork Events, wants to make sure young, black professionals have a social network that works for them.

Earth, Wind & Fire coming to Tanglewood this summer

Verdine White with Earth Wind & Fire performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP).

By Kevin Slane

The Grammy-winning band joins an already stacked summer lineup at the Lenox venue.

Dozens arrested, including parents, in nationwide college bribery, cheating scandal

US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling (center) held a press conference at the federal courthouse in Boston on what authorities are calling the largest college admissions scam ever.

By Deirdre Fernandes, Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement

A California businessman allegedly collected $25 million in bribes to help applicants gain acceptance to elite colleges as part of a nationwide scandal.

Business & Tech

Pine Street Inn pitches permanent housing complex for homeless

By Tim Logan

Pine Street and its partners have begun talking with neighborhood groups about a 225-unit apartment building in Jamaica Plain.

Sign-ups surge on Mass. Health Connector

More than 282,000 residents signed up for coverage on the Mass. Health Connector this year.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Connector officials attributed 13 percent increase in membership to the relative affordability of coverage this year as well as new outreach and marketing efforts.

WORK SPACE

An office focused on what’s missing

Since Anthony Amore took over as the Gardner’s security director in 2005, he has worked tirelessly to recover the masterworks. A name plate and hardware from the frame that held Manet’s “Chez Tortoni,” and a drawing by one of his daughters helped define Amore’s quest. (Photos by Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)

By Shelley Murphy

Gardner Museum security director Anthony Amore finds inspiration to keep looking for stolen masterpieces.

Obituaries

John Richardson, critic and Picasso biographer, dies at 95

A celebrated raconteur, Mr. Richardson was described as “the man all New York wants to sit beside at dinner.”

By Hillel Italie

The eminent historian, a celebrated figure in Manhattan’s cultural circles, wrote a multivolume series on Pablo Picasso.

George Stade, pop-minded literary scholar and satirical novelist, dies at 85

By Harrison Smith

Mr. Stade studied modernists such as James Joyce, William Faulkner, and E.E. Cummings, and served as consulting editorial director of Barnes & Noble Classics.

Sports

Nora Princiotti

After departure of Cordarrelle Patterson, what’s left for Patriots on free agent market?

Minnesota Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs (14) and Adam Thielen (19) pose at midfield with New England Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Nora Princiotti

The versatile receiver agreed to a deal with the Bears, according to reports, but New England has options available.

NFL Notebook

Browns continue stocking up with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sheldon Richardson

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Odell Beckham Jr. attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Cleveland sends first- and third-round picks along with safety Jabrill Peppers to the Giants for Beckham.

ACC tournament: Pitt 80, BC 70

Cold-shooting Boston College knocked out by Pitt

Boston College's Jared Hamilton (3) strips the ball from Pittsburgh's Trey McGowens (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Nik Popovic had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead BC (14-17), which trailed by as many as 27 in the second half

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