Seems like we say this every primary night (but this time we mean it!): the races for the GOP and Democratic nominations have been reset
. Ted Cruz's big win in Wisconsin last night probably keeps Donald Trump from clinching the nomination
, which means a contested convention
this summer in Cleveland. And that, says political analyst David Gergen, makes Cruz -- not The Donald -- the odds-on favorite
to be the GOP standard-bearer this fall.
Bernie Sanders, despite his Wisconsin win
, probably won't catch up to Hillary Clinton in the delegate haul
, but his momentum and prolific fundraising means he can make her sweat this thing out all the way through the California primary in June. And he'll be a force at the Dems convention that she'll have to deal with. Here's the Wisconsin results in just 90 seconds
lceland's Prime Minister is the first casualty of the release of the Panama Papers; Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned yesterday
. Will there be others? Probably. That's because this leak of 11 million documents
mentions 12 current or ex heads of state and goes back four decades. That is, as they say, a target-rich environment. The papers, according to an international group of investigative journalists, are connected to a Panama law firm that allegedly set up secret shell companies and offshore accounts to help shield the rich and the powerful from tax burdens. Here's who else could be affected
Mississippi jumped into the religious freedom debate
with both feet yesterday, as Gov. Phil Bryant signed that state's version of a religious freedom bill. You know the drill: supporters say it protects the religious beliefs of people and organizations; opponents call it plain, old discrimination. Many businesses have denounced it. Meanwhile North Carolina's "bathroom bill" -- which says students must use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender they were born with -- caused PayPal to cancel plans to open a new operations center in Charlotte
. Bye, bye 400 jobs.
VISA FRAUD STING
The feds found a novel way to combat a visa fraud scam -- a fake university.
Federal agents created the University of Northern New Jersey to catch brokers who recruited foreign students to "enroll" in the school and, through fake transcripts and diplomas, illegally extend their student visas. Twenty-one people were arrested yesterday. The feds went all out to make the school seem real: a website and Facebook page were all part of the ploy. Still want to join Northern New Jersey's student body? You're out of luck: the website and Facebook page were taken down yesterday.
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Four in a row. 38-0. 11 for 11. Those are the only numbers you need to remember from last night's women's final, as No. 1 UConn won yet another national title.
Just how dominating are the Huskies? Let's review: 11th national title, fourth title in a row, undefeated season (38-0), 75-game winning streak. Head coach Geno Auriemma is 11 for 11 in title games, giving him more championships than legendary UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden. Some say all this winning by one team is bad for the game, but CNN's Jill Martin calls that line of thought ridiculous.
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Quote of the day:
"This was a big one"
Hunter Lee Lightsey
, with the understatement of the year, talking about the 780-pound alligator
he helped catch over the weekend.
George Mason University's Antonin Scalia School of Law, or ASSoL, had to be renamed
the Antonin Scalia Law School, for obvious
Cry me a river
Villanova's epic win
over North Carolina Monday night gave the Internet just one more reason to plaster the "Crying Jordan
" meme all over the place.
Actor and on-screen savior Kevin Costner shoots down rumor he saved his wife from sharks
: "I've fought zero sharks as of late." Well, he was "The Bodyguard
Something in the water?
For the second year in a row, a student at Elmont Memorial High School on Long Island gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools
Keeping up with ... well, you know
Looks like we're going to be treated/exposed/subjected to another Kardashian wedding. But this time it's brother Rob
who's tying the knot (to Blac Chyna).
AND FINALLY ...
Cuteness alert! Puppies waltz into a room of unsuspecting humans and unleash smiles, giggles and grins. (Click to view)