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12:50 PM ET, March 31, 2016

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Dustin Long / NASCAR Talk:
NASCAR driver faces seven charges in biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North America  —  NASCAR driver/owner Derek White turned himself into authorities Wednesday and faces seven charges in connection to the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history, NBC Sports has learned.
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Bloomberg Business:
Nascar Driver Derek White Targeted in Tobacco-Smuggling Operation  —  The bust in Canada is part of cigarette scheme linked to motorcycle gangs and organized crime.  —  Nascar driver Derek White was among almost 60 people targeted by Quebec and Ontario police in the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust …
Streiff / RedState:
Donald Trump: Sure, I Might Use Nuclear Weapons In Europe.  Hell, I Might Use Them In Chicago, Too.  —  Okay.  I made the last half of that up as clickbait.  But the first half is right.  —  Last night on an MSNBC Town Hall, hosted by the strangely lucid Chris Matthews …
Discussion: National Review
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Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Trump Advocates Abortion Ban, Walks Back ‘Punishment’ for Women Remark
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Says His ‘Rich’ Muslim Friends Could Enter Country Under A Ban
Discussion: The Week
Timothy Hiatt / MSNBC:
FULL TRANSCRIPT: MSNBC Town Hall with Donald Trump Moderated By Chris Matthews
David Mitchell / FOX31 Denver:
Strange baby faces popping up around Denver … DENVER — For months little doll faces have been turning heads all over Denver.  —  Many people have shared photos and locations of the faces online, but there still appear to be more questions about these strange faces than answers.
Discussion: FOX40 and Althouse
Laura Yanez / KDFX-TV:
Pool owners warned of electrocution risk  —  James Tramel, 43, died trying to save his children from a pool in Palm Springs Easter Sunday.  Tramel was electrocuted when he jumped into the pool after seeing his nine-year-old daughter being electrically shocked.  —  “Electricity is invisible.
Discussion: WTKR-TV
Ashley Paredez / KTBC:
Central Texas mother allows children to get tattoos  —  A Central Texas mother was taken into custody after allowing her young children to be tattooed.  Police say the mom was intoxicated at the time and let her boyfriend's brother do the work.  Now the three children each have tattoos on their ankles.
Discussion: Althouse, WNEP-TV, fox8.com and FOX31 Denver
Oliver Darcy / TheBlaze.com:
Michelle Fields Abandons Apartment Over Safety Concerns After Fox, BuzzFeed Publish Personal Info  —  Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields said Wednesday she had temporarily moved out of her D.C.-area apartment over safety concerns after Fox News and BuzzFeed accidentally published her address online.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Kasich defends eating pizza with fork: It was ‘scalding hot, OK?’  —  During a stop at a pizza joint in New York on Wednesday, John Kasich drew the mock ire of locals and reporters on Twitter as he used a fork.  —  On Thursday, Kasich explained himself.  —  “Look, look, the pizza came scalding hot, OK?
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CBS News:
Ted Cruz tries to get John Kasich thrown off Montana ballot
Discussion: RedState
Andrew Das / New York Times:
Five Top Female Players Accuse U.S. Soccer of Wage Discrimination  —  Five key members of the United States women's national soccer team, the reigning Women's World Cup and Olympic champion, plan to file a federal complaint Thursday charging U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination.
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Scott Stump / TODAY.com:
U.S. women's soccer stars on filing equal pay complaint: 'We've proven our worth'
Discussion: ThinkProgress, PRI and NPR
Grant Wahl / SI.com:
USWNT stars accuse U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination in EEOC filing
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Greatest Triumph  —  He is six months away from destroying both the Republican Party and Reagan's legacy.  —  Barack Obama will retire a happy man.  He is now close to destroying his political enemies—the Republican Party, the American conservative movement and the public-policy legacy of Ronald Reagan.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
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David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
GOP launches contested convention website
Blaine Stewart / WTKR-TV:
35 years later: John Hinkley, Jr., closer to living permanently in Hampton Roads  —  John Hinckley, Jr., may soon accomplish something no other man has.  Never has anyone shot an American president, and then walked the streets, full-time, as a free man.  —  “I don't think anyone who owned …
Discussion: FOX31 Denver
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Electoral College: The Only Thing That Matters  —  It's a long way to November, but for the moment the GOP is an underdog  —  We live in a post-factual era.  Thanks to the Internet and social media, which mix informed and uninformed views in equal measure, the old rule …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
GOP nears the breaking point  —  The presidential primary has been a wrenching experience for the GOP so far — and it's about to get even worse.  —  and John Kasich have all backed away from their pledge to support the party's eventual nominee, foreshadowing a fight at the convention …
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Rich Lowry / Politico:
Present at the Destruction  —  Donald Trump never ceases to amaze …
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Carson: Trump didn't have time to think about abortion question  —  Ben Carson defended Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump  —  on Wednesday for his proposal to punish women who get illegal abortions, a position he quickly reversed.  —  “Well bear in mind …
Discussion: RedState, CNN and National Review
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Gregory Krieg / CNN:
Donald Trump's 3 positions on abortion in 3 hours
Tom Sherwood / NBC4 Washington:
Bernie Sanders May Be Off DC Ballot After Democratic Party Filing  —  A hearing is expected as early as next week over the challenge to Sanders' inclusion on the D.C. ballot  —  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' name is not on the primary ballot in Washington, D.C. …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
FBI's secret method of unlocking iPhone may never reach Apple  —  The FBI may be allowed to withhold information about how it broke into an iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December San Bernardino shootings, despite a U.S. government policy of disclosing technology security flaws discovered by federal agencies.
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ACLU:
This Map Shows How the Apple-FBI Fight Was About Much More Than One Phone
DID YOU SEE THIS AMAZING VIDEO?? It was:
DID YOU SEE THIS AMAZING VIDEO??  It was taken by visitor Tina Dorschel on the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk early Monday morning.  (Please be warned, there is a curse word at the end!)  —  This gorgeous # Floridapanther seems to have unexpectedly found himself cornered while traveling around …
Discussion: WGN-TV and AOL
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump would be least-popular major-party nominee in modern times … If Donald Trump secures the Republican presidential nomination, he would start the general election campaign as the least-popular candidate to represent either party in modern times.  —  Three-quarters of women view him unfavorably.
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Hillary Clinton's $600 haircut ties up traffic  —  MORE FROM:  —  Hillary Clinton's entourage — four big black cars plus her top aide Huma Abedin — was spotted outside Bergdorf Goodman on Wednesday morning waiting as the presidential hopeful got her $600 haircut.
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Daily Mail:
Hillary Clinton's entourage blocks up traffic in New York as she gets $600 haircut at luxury …
Discussion: MichelleMalkin.com
Megan Brilley / fox4kc.com:
KCK officers seek teen who made a small gesture that left a big impact  —  KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department posted a picture of a napkin on its Facebook page and it's gotten hundreds of shares.  On the napkin, was a message written to two officers by a KCK teen.
Discussion: WTKR-TV and Fox News Insider
Genny McLaren / FOX40:
Seventh Person Dies from Fentanyl Overdose in Sacramento County  —  A seventh person has died of a fentanyl overdose in Sacramento County.  —  Family confirms that Jerome Butler, who was in a coma with liver and kidney failure after taking a fentanyl pill, was taken off life support on Wednesday afternoon.
Robert McCartney / Washington Post:
Metro could shut down entire rail lines to do extended maintenance, board chair says  —  Metro's top officials warned Wednesday that the transit system is in such need of repair that they might shut down entire rail lines for as long as six months for maintenance, potentially snarling thousands …
USA Today:
Lonely?  This chair will hug you back … There's nothing like coming home and wrapping yourself in the arms of a loved one...or a bizarre-looking chair.  —  Don't have anyone to hold?  No worries.  —  South Korean designer Lee Eun Kyoung created a furry sofa with soft flexible arms …
 
 
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Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Anchor Wendy Bell addresses WTAE firing over Facebook posts
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Sanders leads in Wisconsin; GOP Race Close; VA Privatization Issue Hurts Johnson
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Associated Press:
Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Donald Trump has collapsed in general election polls
Suzanna Andrews / Vanity Fair:
Everything Al Sharpton Has Lived for Is at Stake This November
CNN:
Clinton moves goalposts again; girds for New York battle
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Cruz jokes about running over Trump with a car
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Haley Townsend / WIAT-TV:
Pickens County Sheriff: Husband, wife arrested on ‘similar’ sex with student charges
Discussion: WCMH-TV and Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
No April Fools Joke - Arctic blast for Northeast USA to give snow, 10's and 20's to New York, Boston
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Signs of Wisconsin Backlash Against Donald Trump, Who Trails in Poll
Discussion: CNN and Outside the Beltway
T.A. Frank / Vanity Fair:
Is Paul Ryan Prepared to Commit Political Suicide?
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Barney Frank Is Not Impressed by Bernie Sanders
Wilmot Proviso / Conservative Tribune:
Cops Wreck Man's Home Over Anti-Islam Post... But He Has Epic Surprise for Them
Rina Nakano / FOX40:
Citrus Heights Police Need Help Identifying Serial Peeper, Sex Assault Suspect
Discussion: KQCA-TV and WGN-TV