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8:40 PM ET, March 12, 2016


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Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
Secret Service Rushes Stage to Protect Donald Trump at Ohio Rally  —  A Donald Trump rally took a dramatic turn Saturday when a disturbance broke out behind him — causing Secret Service agents to jump on stage and form a wall around the candidate amid the commotion.
Eli Rosenberg / New York Times:
Trump Supporter Who Made Nazi Salute Explains Why She Made the Gesture  —  The photo, taken outside the arena where Donald J. Trump's appearance had just been canceled on Friday in Chicago, circulated far and wide: A woman in a Donald Trump T-shirt, eyes locked with a protester, her right arm raised skyward, her palm faced down.
VIDEO: Security jumps stage at Donald Trump event  —  DAYTON —  Toward the end of Donald Trump's speech at the Dayton airport a protester attempted to rush the stage and security at the event was quick to act.  —  Witnesses told our reporters that the person who tried to rush the stage …
German Lopez / Vox:
Don't believe Donald Trump has incited violence at rallies?  Watch this video.  —  On Friday night in Chicago, violence broke out between supporters and protesters at a Donald Trump rally, leading Trump to cancel the event.  On Saturday, Trump blamed the protesters and “thugs” — a racially coded word — for the violence.
Jason Williams /
Cincy Trump rally canceled; clash at Chicago event  —  Donald Trump is no longer planning a rally in Downtown on Sunday afternoon.  —  The Secret Service security supporting the GOP presidential front runner's campaign could not complete its preparation work in time to hold the event …
Donald Trump / Chicago Tribune:
Trump supporter outside UIC  —  Donald Trump supporter Birgitt Peterson, center, of Yorkville, argues with protesters March 11, 2016, outside the UIC Pavilion after the rally for the Republican presidential candidate was canceled.
CBS News:
CBS News journalist caught in turmoil at canceled Donald Trump rally  —  A CBS News journalist covered all of Friday night's events until he himself was detained.  —  We want to show you what he captured on videotape.  —  Sopan Deb was on the floor of the arena as tensions built - raw emotions on both sides.
Alex Seitz-Wald / MSNBC:
How Bernie Sanders supporters shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump blames Sanders for chaos at his rallies
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Sanders: My supporters are not to blame for violence at Trump rally
Discussion: Death and Taxes
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
John Lewis to Trump: ‘Have you no decency, sir?’
Kim Bellware / The Huffington Post:
Donald Trump Rally In Chicago Canceled After Protesters Turn Out In Droves
Kurt Nimmo / Infowars:
Soros Funded Takes Credit for Violence in Chicago
Discussion: CBC News and Knowledge is Power
Katie Glueck / Politico:   Cruz reaffirms pledge to support GOP nominee, even if Trump
Donald Trump cancels UIC rally amid security concerns
Discussion: Hot Air
Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz split anti-Donald Trump vote in Florida  —  U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and real estate developer Donald Trump are running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  —  Sun Sentinel … Privacy Policy  —  A Florida Atlantic University public opinion …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune and Political Wire
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Key GOP fundraiser: Donors will fall in line behind Trump  —  A top Republican fundraiser says he believes the majority of the party's donor class will ultimately “fall in line” behind Donald Trump  —  as the party's presidential nominee despite last-ditch attempts by some wealthy conservatives to derail the billionaire front-runner.
Eliza Collins / Politico:
America's most awkward primary
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Breitbart Editor Ordered Staffers To Stop Defending Michelle Fields  —  Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak ordered staffers in an internal chatroom to stop defending Michelle Fields, the staffer who was allegedly manhandled by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control … Supported by  —  DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape.  —  During the year she was held …
Discussion: Jezebel and The Week
Justin Huggler / Telegraph:
‘Mama Merkel’ faces first test of migrant crisis handling as elections loom  —  ‘Open-door’ refugee policy exposes deep divide in chancellor's party as Germany goes to polls in regional vote  —  It was a wedding without the bride.  Germany's chancellor was not only absent from the election rally …
Fedja Buric / Salon:
Trump's not Hitler, he's Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America  —  Fascism is about the most powerful epithet one can use — but it fits with Donald Trump.  A historian explains why  —  In an interview with Slate, the historian …
Discussion: Telegraph
Andy Martino / New York Daily News:
THE HAUNTED TWILIGHT OF RICHARD SIMMONS  —  Two years ago, the flamboyant fitness guru abruptly disappeared from public life.  Now, his closest friends, banished from his inner circle, have grown increasingly concerned.  They worry that the pop-culture icon is being held against his will inside …
Discussion: Complex and Death and Taxes
The Intercept:
Trump Concerned His Rallies Are Not Violent Enough  —  For months now, Donald Trump has been complaining about the level of violence inflicted on protesters at his campaign rallies.  Complaining, that is, about protesters — who have been tackled and kicked, pushed, spat on, and sucker-punched …
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