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Trump’s bad night: The billionaire didn’t emerge victorious last night at the Republican presidential in Houston. In fact, as David put it, Marco Rubio hit Trump “early and often.”

FIFA picks a new leader: Five candidates are vying to succeed Sepp Blatter, the disgraced president of soccer’s governing body. Picking a new chief may be relatively easy, weeding out corruption, which is deeply ingrained in the organization, may be a bigger challenge.

Iranians vote: The first election in the country after the nuclear accord could have consequences for President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election prospects next year. Voters are choosing a new parliament as well as an Assembly of Experts, the body that selects the supreme leader. Both are dominated by conservatives.  

Kansas shootings: A gunman killed three people yesterday at a factory in Hesston, Kansas, where he worked, before being killed in a shootout with police. Fourteen others were injured, 10 critically.

News from last night here.

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