TRUMP. The GOP front-runner walks backs comments he made to Chris Matthews saying that women should be punished for receiving abortions if abortion becomes illegal in the US: “If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed—like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.”
Trump says "there has to be some form of punishment" for women who have abortions. Interview airs tonight at 8pmET.https://t.co/SR3st1X665
— Meet the Press (@meetthepress) March 30, 2016
MINNESOTA. DA announces that Minneapolis officers in Jamar Clark shooting will not face charges: “Mr. Clark’s death prompted weeks of heated, sometimes tense demonstrations, and raised broad questions about racial disparities in Minnesota. Protests started almost immediately after Mr. Clark, 24, was shot on Nov. 15 as officers responded to a report of an assault.”
ABS FOR DAYS. Courtesy of Eian Scully.
TERROR. French citizen charged with being involved in plotting a string of imminent terrorist attacks: “Francois Molins said Wednesday that the suspect, Reda Kriket, is accused of participating in a terrorist group with plans for at least one attack, possessing and transporting arms and explosives, and holding fake documents.”
MISSISSIPPI. Cheerleader charged with trying to join ISIS: “US District Judge Sharion Aycock will sentence the 20-year-old Young at a later date. The former Mississippi State University student faces up to 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime probation.”
OH, CANADA. Justin Trudeau’s core strength is impressive.
At this point I think Canada is just trolling us. pic.twitter.com/SYxF8Rxjdw
— Emma Beals (@ejbeals) March 28, 2016
TELEVISION. Aaron Sorkin is adapting his A Few Good Men for an NBC Live broadcast.
DEMOCRATS. The debate over a debate between Bernie and Hillary in New York continues.
BEHAVING BADLY. Fans who paid $2,000 to get a meet and greet with Justin Bieber in Las Vegas got a 1-on-1 with a cardboard cutout instead.
CLIMATE CHANGE. Bad news about rising sea levels–things are much worse than we thought: “Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday. The main reason? Antarctica.”
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Meet fitness model Fabrice Lemonnier.