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11:45 PM ET, March 15, 2016

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John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Trump Wins Florida as Rubio Suspends Campaign for President  —  Florida senator staked campaign on winning his home state  —  Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina also up for grabs in primaries  —  Billionaire Donald Trump is poised to win Florida's Republican presidential primary …
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Tal Kopan / CNN:
Primary results: Live updates  —  Primary election results and updates as they happen as voters in Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina go to the ballot box.
New York Times:
A Distant Second at Home, Marco Rubio Ends a Disappointing Campaign  —  MIAMI — Marco Rubio tried everything to project experience and statesmanship.  He held forth on the intricacies of Middle East geopolitics.  He rattled off the dangers of a nuclear-armed North Korean dictator.
Sabrina Siddiqui / Guardian:
Rubio: Trump is ‘an embarrassment’ and Republicans will pay big in November  —  Speaking with the Guardian, the Florida senator - whose fate is sealed if he fails to win his home state Tuesday - said the billionaire is cultivating a party of fear  —  The Republican party will be consigned …
Discussion: NBC News, MSNBC, Mediaite and New York Times
Manu Raju / CNN:
Ted Cruz urged to apologize for attacks against Mitch McConnell  —  Ted Cruz warns: Nominate Trump and Hillary Clinton wins  — GOP senators are urging Ted Cruz to apologize for his attacks against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  —  Washington (CNN)Senior Senate Republicans are calling …
Hunter Walker / Yahoo Politics:
A big night for Clinton as she wins Ohio, Florida and N.C.  —  Hillary Clinton greets supporters at the Palm Beach County Convention Center after winning the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina primaries on Tuesday.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. …
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Tonight's results will determine whether Trump takes a near-insurmountable lead
Discussion: Business Insider and AOL
Rick Klein / ABC News:
ANALYSIS: Trump Rolls Through Rubio, as Cruz and Kasich Offer Narrowing Alternate Paths
Fox News:
Exit polls: Kasich leads Trump in Ohio GOP race; Clinton leads in NC, Ohio on Dem side
Discussion: RedState and The Right Scoop
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Rubio suspends presidential campaign
Discussion: Western Journalism
CNN:
The economy  —  Worries about the economy were widespread among Democrats and Republicans.
Discussion: Hot Air
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Top conservatives gather to plot third-party run against Trump  —  Three influential leaders of the conservative movement have summoned other top conservatives for a closed-door meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C., to talk about how to stop Donald Trump and, should he become the Republican nominee …
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New York Times:
Measuring Donald Trump's Mammoth Advantage in Free Media  —  Of all the ways Donald Trump has shocked the political system, one of the most significant is how he wins primary after primary with one of the smallest campaign budgets.  —  He still doesn't have a super PAC.
John Harwood / CNBC:
Paul Ryan won't categorically rule out accepting GOP nom  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but he declined to rule out accepting it if a deadlocked party convention turns to him this summer.  —  “You know, I haven't given …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
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Sonny Bunch / Washington Free Beacon:
This One Strange Fact About Donald Trump Disqualifies Him From the Presidency  —  There's really only one appropriate way to order a good steak in a nice restaurant: medium rare.  —  OK, I can make an allowance for rare.  Not my cup of tea, usually; that being said, at least that doesn't kill the flavor.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
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Julia Edwards / Reuters:
Srinivasan or Garland likely Obama choice for U.S. Supreme Court: source  —  President Barack Obama is likely to announce either Judge Sri Srinivasan or Judge Merrick Garland as his pick for U.S. Supreme Court nominee and the announcement could come as early as Wednesday, a source familiar with the selection process said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Slantpoint and The Week
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Grassley denies knowledge of group backing him in court battle
Charles Thompson / PennLive.com:
Suspended Pa. Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin resigns from bench in email scandal
Discussion: Philly.com
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart sends ‘cease and desist’ letters to former staffers  —  Breitbart is getting litigious.  —  The company sent out cease and desist letters to some of the employees who left the company in the past week, multiple sources with knowledge of the letters told POLITICO.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump campaign manager's behavior prompted staff concerns
Henry Olsen / National Review:
Decision Desk, Ides of March: Et Tu, GOP?  —  “Beware the Ides of March,” the soothsayer told Caesar.  Election soothsayers, aka pundits, have been saying the same to the GOP for months.  March 15 will not only determine the fates of many Republican aspirants; it may even decide whether …
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
Metrorail system to shut down for at least 24 hours beginning at midnight  —  In an unprecedented move, officials will shut down entire Metrorail system for at least 24 hours starting at midnight tonight so that crews can inspect 600 electric cables in tunnels throughout the system …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Insider: Trump to skip GOP debate for pro-Israel conference  —  will miss the final Republican presidential debate to address a major pro-Israel lobbying organization instead, according to an insider.  —  “Hearing that Trump secured a Monday night speaking slot at AIPAC conf. in D.C,” …
Discussion: Breitbart and Politico
Jasmine Norwood / WTVR-TV:
Baby's body found wedged under driver's seat  —  RICHMOND, Va. — The mother of the Richmond infant found dead in a RV last fall was denied bond during a court hearing Tuesday.  —  Sabrina Malick, 29, was arrested and charged with second degree murder and felony child neglect in connection with her son Brendon Newton's death.
Discussion: New York's PIX11, KTLA and WPMT FOX43
Shawnmcginnis / KTLA:
Palos Verdes Girl Paralyzed After Doing Backbend Refuses to Give Up Hope She'll Dance Again  —  Five-year-old Eden Hoelscher suffered a traumatic spinal injury while doing a backbend on the living room floor of her Palos Verdes home right before Christmas.  —  The injury left …
Discussion: WNEP-TV, New York's PIX11 and KFOR-TV
Hadas Gold / Politico:
POLITICO reporter denied access to Trump event  —  POLITICO reporter Ben Schreckinger was denied entry to Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday night, despite having previously been granted credentials by the campaign.  —  The move followed a threat last week from Trump officials …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Donald Trump's volunteer contract forbids all criticism of Trump for life  —  Donald Trump's campaign requires volunteers to sign a contract that forbids them from criticizing the Republican presidential front-runner, his family members, any Trump businesses or products, or his campaign.
 
 
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Divisive Rhetoric? Trump Didn't Start This Fire
Discussion: Instapundit and Washington Post
Guardian:
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Discussion: WGN-TV
Mark Hinson / Tallahassee Democrat:
Teacher, TV star Rod Durham dies
Discussion: WGN-TV, KFOR-TV and AOL