Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday. It was a good night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as five states held primaries yesterday. Let’s start the Digest there.
1. Trump swept the primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island. He called himself the “presumptive nominee.” And while he still doesn’t have enough delegates to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot, he’s getting close. (Washington Post)
2. Hillary Clinton won four out of the five states, with Bernie Sanders winning in Rhode Island. In her speech last night she tried to unite the party. But Sanders says he will stay in the race until the convention in July. (Politico)
3. So, is it a done deal? Trump versus Clinton in November? It kind of looks that way, but there could be twists and turns ahead. And one could come in Indiana. (NPR)
4. In Minnesota, a state Senate committee was packed with people on both sides of the gun control issue Tuesday. They were there to talk about two bills that will not get a vote this session. One expands background checks to virtually all gun sales in the state, and the other allows law enforcement or family members to get court orders to prevent people who pose a danger to themselves or others from possessing a firearm. Some opponents of the measure called the hearing pure politics. (MPR News)
5. Prince’s sister says the music legend died without a will. She is asking a judge to appoint a special administrator to sort out his estate and run his businesses. If there truly is no will, it could take a long time to sort out the extent of Prince’s wealth and who is entitled to benefit from it. (Star Tribune)