Start your Monday smart: Here's what's coming this week

Along the Fifth Avenue parade route at New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.

(CNN)What did you miss in the world while you were celebrating St. Paddy's Day? Here's a quick look at the news from the past few days and a peek at the week ahead:

The weekend that was

-- March Madness most definitely is upon us. The NCAA men's basketball tournament has already featured the first 1-vs-16 seed upset ever, a stunning buzzer-beater by Michigan and Loyola-Chicago's charming 98-year-old nun. Here's how to stream every game.
-- An ex-FBI deputy director who's been dogged by President Donald Trump got fired 26 hours before he was set to retire.
    -- Investigators in Miami continued digging through rubble to try to figure out what caused a deadly bridge collapse near Florida International University. The bodies of all six victims have been recovered.
    -- A Cirque du Soleil performer died Saturday night after he fell during a performance in Tampa, Florida.
    -- And today was Election Day in Russia, where President Vladimir Putin sailed to a fourth term as expected, with almost 74% of the vote.

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    And the week ahead

    -- A memorial service honors three women killed at a California veterans home.
    -- Time zones and daylight savings turn 100 years old.
    -- President Trump meets with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
    -- Puerto Rico marks six months since Hurricane Maria hit.
    -- Melania Trump participates in the International Women of Courage Celebration.
    -- Actress Rose McGowan is due in court for a hearing on a drug charge.
    -- A vigil honors the Miami bridge collapse victims.
    -- It's World Water Day, which focuses on how to help the 2.1 billion people who live without safe drinking water at home.
    -- David and Louise Turpin, accused of torturing their 13 children, are due in court.
    -- The US Postal Service unveils a Mr. Rogers stamp.
    -- Students, their supporters and some music superstars gather in Washington and other cities for the March for Our Lives event to raise awareness of gun violence.
    -- The World Wildlife Fund marks Earth Hour, when landmarks and everyday folks switch off lights to protect the planet.