Zimmerman Auctions Gun. The gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012 was posted on the firearm-auction website GunBroker—although it has since been removed. Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Martin, an unarmed black teenager, after claiming self-defense. (Faith Karimi, CNN)
Second Trial in Freddie Gray Case Begins. The bench trial began for Edward Nero, one of the Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Nero’s lawyers said he was following his supervisor’s instructions in pursuing Gray and only touched Gray to help him find his inhaler. But prosecutors claim the arrest wasn’t legally justified, and was therefore an assault. (Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun)
Brazil’s President Suspended. Brazil’s Senate voted to begin the impeachment process of the country’s president, who was charged with borrowing from state banks to hide a growing deficit in order to gain re-election. She will be replaced by Vice President Michel Temer during her impeachment trial. (Andrew Jacobs and Simon Romero, The New York Times)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Bernie Sanders will campaign in North Dakota.
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“The knee-jerk reactions of the other Republican candidates to Trump’s attacks added to his advantage in earned media, just like Stern’s opponents did 25 years earlier. Trump’s political foes foolishly complained about Trump in their own television interviews when they should have been making compelling cases for their own campaigns. Trump was news when he was on TV, and Trump was news when the other candidates were on TV.” The Atlantic’s Jerry Cave on what Donald Trump learned from Howard Stern and Pat Buchanan.
Son and Sportsman. Donald Trump Jr., the outdoorsy, 38-year-old son of the presumptive GOP nominee, talked with The New Yorker’s J.R. Sullivan about gun control, hunting, and Communist Czechoslovakia.
The ‘Zombie Candidate.’ Bernie Sanders says he’s in the race for the long haul, but his determination will end up damaging Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party down the road—just like John Edwards, Howard Dean, and Wesley Clark distracted John Kerry from the general election in 2004. (David Wade, Politico)
Elect-oracle. Professor Allan Lichtman has correctly predicted every presidential election winner since 1984. Watch him explain his strategy in this short video. (The Washington Post)
Blast From the Past. Curious about Donald Trump’s life ambitions and Hillary Clinton’s accent in the 1980s? Take a look at this clip. (Adam Banicki, New York Magazine)
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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)