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Voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state’s primary. Donald Trump suggested that Ted Cruz’s father was linked to John F. Kennedy’s assassin. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq in combat. And a majority of public schools in Detroit remain closed amid the city-wide teacher sickout.
Primary in the Hoosier State. All eyes are on Indiana as Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz attempt to convince voters their campaigns have staying power. Cruz is trailing behind Republican front-runner Donald Trump in the polls. A Sanders victory is also looking unlikely, but the candidate has vowed to stay in the race until the Democratic convention. Polls close between 6 and 7 p.m. ET across the state. Follow it live here. (The Atlantic)
Trump Brings Cruz’s Dad Into the Fray. The Republican front-runner insinuated in an interview on Fox and Friends that Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz’s father, played a role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, citing a National Enquirer report linking the two men in a photograph. “What was he doing with Lee Harvey shortly before the death, before the shooting?” Trump said. Cruz fired back in a press conference calling Trump a “pathological liar” and saying that “morality does not exist for him.” (Donovan Slack, USA Today)