POLITICS

Wednesday's Morning Email: Trump All But Seals Up Nomination

morning email

donald trump

TOP STORIES

TRUMP PRETTY MUCH SEALS NOMINATION After shellacking Ted Cruz in yet another state, Donald Trump essentially locked up the nomination and forced the Texan senator to drop out of the race. Here's where that leaves the #NeverTrump movement. And while the latest polls have Hillary Clinton beating Trump, Howard Fineman lays out the reasons the real estate mogul could be our next president. [Nick Baumann and Ariel Edwards-Levy, HuffPost]

BERNIE SANDERS WINS INDIANA Sanders took the state, but Clinton's massive delegate lead still holds. [Samantha Lachman, HuffPost]

WHITE HOUSE TO BUILD FIRST MONUMENT CELEBRATING GAY RIGHTS "The monument would designate a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement." [Reuters]

MEDICAL ERRORS NOW THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U.S. After heart disease and cancer. [WaPo]

35 MILLION MORE AIR BAG INFLATORS Are about to be recalled by Takata, meaning tens of millions of vehicles will need to be brought in. [WSJ]

SHELDON SILVER SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON "Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks." [Reuters]

WHAT’S BREWING


'AGING IN THEIR OWN WORDS' "We sat down with seniors in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, South Korea, Spain and the United States to learn more about their experiences." [HuffPost]

TALK ABOUT SUPERMOM This mom carried her daughter on her back and spelled out massive HELP signs until she could hail down rescue crews after they got lost in the New Zealand wilderness. [WaPo]

OPRAH IS LENDING THAT STAR POWER To the HBO film version of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, which will tell the story of Lacks, "an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line." [Deadline]

HOW THE TOP TECH FIRMS HIRE THE TOP FOLKS Moral of this story: Be prepared to answer interview questions at any time, in any place, with equipment defects, and you can be the hire Google always wanted. [Quartz]

IN FAVOR OF MORE NETS AT BASEBALL GAMES "Only the Rangers, Twins, Nationals and Royals decided to be more pro-active by adding the aforementioned dugout-to-dugout netting." [NY Daily News]

THE CURSE OF THE REPLAY "I no longer worry that a game will swing on a bad call, but I constantly worry that I will end up cheering for a fiction." [NYT]

For more from The Huffington Post, download our app for iOS or Android.

WHAT'S WORKING

SCHOOLS ARE SAFER THAN EVER "The latest school safety numbers from the Department of Education, released Wednesday, show that schools have overall become safer places. While the data, which presents the most recent national indicators on school crime and safety, shows a slight uptick in violent deaths at school, it also shows that bullying and nonfatal crimes have greatly decreased." [HuffPost]

For more, sign up for the What's Working newsletter.

BEFORE YOU GO

~ In case you were wondering, John Kasich is still running for president.

~ If Heidi Cruz didn't suffer enough yesterday, Ted Cruz accidentally elbowed her in the face after his concession speech.

~ Please don't be these terrible restaurant customers. Please.

~ This description of cheaper Whole Foods makes it sound like it well, won't be that much cheaper.

~ A few tricks to beat jet lag.

~ We want Google's virtual reality "tilt brush." It makes coloring look like chopped liver.

~ A sea expert has called into question whether foul play is at hand in the disappearance of two teenagers last July off the coast of Florida.

~ Lesson learned -- don't cry after getting a spray tan.

~ How Netflix plots stealing hours of your life -- all with its photos for each title.

Send tips/quips/quotes/stories/photos/events/scoops to Lauren Weber at lauren.weber@huffingtonpost.com. Follow us on Twitter @LaurenWeberHP. And like what you're reading? Sign up here to get The Morning Email delivered to you.

CONVERSATIONS