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This morning, Marco Rubio ends his presidential campaign, a manhunt for suspected terrorists involved in a gun battle in Brussels enters a second day, Harrison Ford is mocked for being 'too old' to play Indiana Jones, and more.

US News

Trump Knocks Marco Rubio Out of Presidential Campaign
Donald Trump boosted his delegate lead with big victories in Illinois, North Carolina and Florida last night, causing Marco Rubio to finally drop out of presidential race. Hillary Clinton also triumphed, winning at least four of the five contested states, with Missouri still too close to call between her and Bernie Sanders.—CBS News

American Student Jailed in North Korea
US college student Otto Warmbier has been sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea for crimes against the state. Warmbier, 21, a University of Virginia student, had admitted trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel as a " trophy" for his church group.—The Washington Post


$100,000 Reward Given to Homeless Man
A reward of $150,000 for the capture of two inmates who escaped from a California prison will be divided among four people. The lion's share goes to Matthew Hay-Chapman, a 55-year-old homeless man who followed the escapees into a McDonald's, and will now be given $100,000.—NBC Los Angeles

Laquan McDonald Case Prosecutor Voted Out
Voters in the Chicago area have rejected Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, the prosecutor who resisted the release of video showing the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Kim Foxx defeated Alvarez for the Democratic nomination.—USA Today

International News

Brussels Manhunt Enters Second Day
Belgian police are hunting for suspected terrorists for a second day, after a raid in a Brussels suburb led to a gun battle. A suspect armed with a Kalashnikov—identified by police as Algerian national Mohamed Belkaid—was shot dead and four officers were wounded during Tuesday's operation. Police are now searching for suspects who fled the raid.—CNN

Bus Bomb Kills 15 in Pakistan
At least 15 people traveling on a bus have been killed by a bomb in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Around 30 others were injured. No-one has yet claimed responsibility, but the area has been targeted before by the Pakistani Taliban.—Al Jazeera

Brazil Rocked by New Corruption Scandal
Brazilian Senator Delcidio Amaral has accused Education Minister Aloizio Mercadante of offering him money in exchange for his silence during an investigation into corruption at state oil company Petrobras. Mercadante has denied the allegations, made as part of a plea bargain signed by Amaral.—BBC News


Argentine Navy Sinks Chinese Boat
Argentina's navy used gunfire to sink a Chinese boat it said was fishing illegally off the Argentine coast. The four people on board were rescued and arrested, and are now in custody. China's government has expressed its "serious concern" to Argentina.—Reuters

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. The actor will be 77 when the fifth movie comes out in July 2019.

Everything Else

Twitter Mocks Fifth Indiana Jones Movie
Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will reunite for a fifth Indian Jones film, due out July 2019. The announcement promoted a deluge of "Harrison Ford is too old" jokes on Twitter (Ford will be 77 when the movie is released).—Buzzfeed

Michelle Obama Joins Missy Elliot at SXSW
The First Lady will take the stage today at the SXSW 2016 festival in Austin for a keynote panel that includes Missy Elliot and Queen Latifah. The group will talk about music and girls' education.—Billboard

Japan Needs Ninjas
The Japanese prefecture of Aichi is looking for six new ninjas. The government is offered a $19,000 a year salary to be part of a "warlord tourism" drive in the lead-up to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.—NBC News

Man Mails Actual Bullshit to Bullshiters
Robert Bender, a 67-year-old former biologist from Ottawa, is so angry at people spewing bullshit that he founded a company to mail flattened turd excreted from a real bull's ass to people he doesn't like.—VICE

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