Today in One Paragraph
Indiana Governor Mike Pence threw his weight behind Ted Cruz. The U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow Texas’ controversial voter-ID law to stay in effect for the time being. The Pentagon announced that last year’s bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan is not considered a war crime. And another American was sentenced to hard labor in North Korea.
Pence Backs Cruz. In an interview on a conservative radio talk show, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said he would vote for Ted Cruz in the state’s upcoming primary, calling the Texas senator a “principled conservative.” But Pence also said that he liked all three of the GOP candidates and even commended Donald Trump for taking “a strong stand for Hoosier jobs.” (Tony Cook, Mark Alesia, and Stephanie Wang, The Indianapolis Star)
At the Supreme Court. The Court refused to block Texas’ controversial voting requirements, but set a deadline for resolving the case before the general election. The state’s law only permits certain types of photo-IDs at the polls, but was struck down by a federal court and a court of appeals in the past two years for being discriminatory. (Richard Wolf, USA Today)
Pentagon: Kunduz Hospital Bombing Not a War Crime. The Pentagon released a report on the investigation into the U.S. airstrike that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital and killed 42 people in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October, saying that it resulted from “a combination of human errors.” The 16 military personnel will receive administrative punishments as a result of the investigation. (Justin Fishel, Luis Martinez, and Mariam Khan, ABC News)