Marco Rubio dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday after Donald Trump defeated the Florida senator in his home state. Ohio Gov. John Kasich also faced a must-win primary in his home state, and won, keeping his campaign alive. Trump won Illinois and North Carolina, and he and Sen. Ted Cruz are nearly tied in Missouri. Hillary Clinton firmed up her lead in the battle for the Democratic nomination by beating her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in delegate-rich Florida and Ohio, as well as North Carolina and Illinois. She and Sanders are nearly tied in Missouri. [The Washington Post]
10 things you need to know today: March 16, 2016
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1. Rubio ends campaign as Trump and Clinton win big
2. Obama to announce Supreme Court nominee at 11 a.m.
President Obama is scheduled to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at 11…
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