Today's 5 things: Picking a mate. Paying the price

Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as running mate
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(CNN)Picking a mate. Paying the price. Putting up a fence. It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

1. Campaign 2016

Ted Cruz introduced Carly Fiorina as his running mate yesterday, which is news since he's A) not the GOP nominee and B) has zero chance of getting enough delegates to be the nominee. But since there's a chance he could grab the nom on a second ballot at a contested convention this summer, Cruz is pulling out all the stops. And how did Fiorina begin her big moment? By singing a lullaby. Interesting! Want more politics? Then download the brand spanking new CNN Politics app, a daily dose of data and insight that launches today.
Carly Fiorina slams Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton
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2. Robert Bates

Robert Bates said it was a horrible accident. On the day the volunteer reserve sheriff's deputy shot and killed Eric Courtney Harris, Bates grabbed his gun when he meant to grab his Taser. The jury didn't buy it. Bates, 74, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter yesterday.He'll be sentenced later. After the verdict, Bates was taken from the courtroom by two deputies from the department he once served.
The shooting of Eric Harris explained
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3. Charles Manson

Was Charles Manson and his "family" responsible for an additional killing? Turns out late last year two L.A. detectives talked to Manson in prison about a cold case -- the savage stabbing death of a Jane Doe in 1969. The woman has now been ID'd as 19-year-old Reet Jurvetson. Investigators said Manson -- serving a life sentence for several murders -- didn't tell cops anything useful. Jurvetson, who was stabbed more than 150 times, was found just a few miles from where some of the Manson family murders occurred.
Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders
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4. White House fence

The Secret Service says enough already. The agency wants to raise the fence around the White House, since everyone and their momma has jumped it lately. The redesigned fence would be 11' 7" inches tall and include "anti-climb features" and "intrusion detection" tech. (Lasers? A moat? Terminators?) The Secret Service wants to have this green-lit by 2018 but is waiting on the National Planning Commission for approval. Of course D.C. bureaucracy would gum up the works.
2015: White House jumper charged with 'unlawful entry'
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5. Prince

A lot happened on the Prince front yesterday. A source told CNN opioids were found on Prince and in his home, so the DEA's been called in to help with the case. Opioids are pills commonly used to treat pain. Prince reportedly suffered from hip pain. Meanwhile, a special administrator has been appointed to manage the singer's finances, and boy there's a lot to manage. Since the Purple One apparently didn't have a will, the administrator will have to determine heirs for his $300 million estate.
Source: Prince had opioid medication on him
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BREAKFAST BROWSE

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Public dancer
At a Bruce Springsteen concert, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dances, shimmies and two-steps likes nobody's watching, even though we were.
Watch your step, not your phone
Can't put that phone away while walking down the street? Two German cities have installed traffic lights on the sidewalk to keep walkers out of the streets.
Powerpuff girl
Ooops! A 12-year-old girl late for her 5K accidentally completes a half marathon. Great, yet another reason for coach potatoes to feel like crap.
Father of the year
A dad saved his 6-year-old son from certain death when the son's seat belt came undone during a roller coaster ride. What'd you do today?
Purple reunion
The Revolution -- Prince's old band from his "Purple Rain" days -- is getting back together. Which doesn't make a lot of sense without Prince, but OK.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH

Here's what's happening today.
At the courthouse
Cardell Hayes, the man charged in the slaying of ex-New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, has a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. today.
Draft day
For some folks, football season never ends. If that's you, turn on the NFL draft tonight and watch teams draft players you'll probably never hear of again.
Number of the day
1
The number of pirate attacks per week off Nigeria's coast