Key races: It’s one of the busiest days in this year’s primary calendar. Six states from coast to coast are holding elections, and again anti-establishment candidates face long odds in high-profile Republican showdowns. Since its birth in 2009, the tea party has had a number of primary successes, but this year, the establishment learned to fight back, and so far has had the upper hand in most contests against tea party-backed challengers.
2. MISSING PLANE
Searching for answers: After months of clamoring, the MH370 raw satellite data that families have been demanding may soon be publicized. Until now, Inmarsat – the company whose satellites communicated with the missing plane in its last hours – has declined to release it. But on Tuesday, Inmarsat and Malaysian authorities said they are trying to make the raw data accessible. Families want the data independently analyzed as they look for answers into what happened to their loved ones.
3. DONALD STERLING
Deadline: The NBA has given Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling until May 27 to respond the league’s move to terminate all ownership rights in the franchise. If three-quarters of owners go along with the plan, Sterling would be forced to sell the team. His attorney wants the NBA give Sterling a three-month extension, Sports Illustrated reported last night. The league has already banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for making racist comments.
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