Texas bombing suspect is dead | Ill. governor, Rep. Lipinski survive primary challenges | Senate hearing focuses on protecting US elections
March 21, 2018
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Texas bombing suspect is dead
Texas bombing suspect is dead
(Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)
The person suspected in a series of bombings in and around Austin, Texas, died after detonating a bomb in his car as police closed in on him this morning near Round Rock, Texas. Several bombs that were detonated this month killed two people and injured four others.
Austin American-Statesman (Texas) (free content) (3/21),  NBC News (3/21),  CNN (3/21) 
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Ill. governor, Rep. Lipinski survive primary challenges
Ill. governor, Rep. Lipinski survive primary challenges
Rauner (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gov. Bruce Rauner won the GOP nomination in Illinois' primaries Tuesday by a narrow margin, while billionaire J.B. Pritzker won the Democratic primary. Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, also of Illinois, won his primary challenge from Marie Newman.
Politico (3/21),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/21) 
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Data Points
Survey: Most working Americans over 50 expect to delay retirement
More than 7 in 10 working Americans age 50 or older plan to postpone retirement, finds a survey by The NHP Foundation, an affordable-housing group. Among those who have tried to estimate a retirement budget, 62% expect Social Security to provide at least half their income in retirement.
PlanAdviser online (3/20) 
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Daily Diversion
FBI digging fuels speculation about long-lost gold
Pennsylvania treasure seekers are hoping the FBI and state agents have finally cracked the case of a wagon train carrying up to 52 gold bars that supposedly disappeared during the Civil War. Agents have been seen digging up ground in an area that treasure-recovery service Finders Keepers USA says might hold the gold.
CNN (3/19) 
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Whatever the merits of any agreement Trump may achieve with Kim, it will mean nothing unless the president and his staff are willing to see the deal through to implementation.
Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, writing at National Public Radio
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