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Juggernaut sweeps across South, keeps rolling

Sanders ‘revolution’ fails to resonate with voters

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on Super Tuesday primary election night in Palm Beach, Fla., as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens.

Cruz, Rubio fall further behind

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she arrives at her Super Tuesday election night rally in Miami.

ald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept through the South on Super Tuesday, claiming victory in their parties’ primaries in delegaterich Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia. The front-runners appeared ever more likely to end up in a general election showdown. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz won his home state of Texas, the night’s single biggest prize, as well as neighboring Oklahoma. Democrat Bernie Sanders picked up his

home state of Vermont, as well as Oklahoma, Colorado and Minnesota, but failed to broaden his appeal with minority voters, who are crucial to the party in presidential elections. The night belonged to Trump and Clinton, who turned the busiest day of the 2016 primaries into a showcase of their strength with a wide swath of American voters. Signaling her confidence, Clinton set her sights on Trump as she addressed supporters during a victory rally. “It’s clear tonight that the stakes in this election have never been

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higher and the rhetoric we’re hearing on the other side has never been lower,” she said. Trump, too, had his eye on a general election matchup with the former secretary of state, casting her as part of a political establishment that has failed Americans. “She’s been there for so long,” Trump said at his swanky Mar-aLago resort in Florida. “If she hasn’t straightened it out by now, she’s not going to straighten it out in the next four years.” Trump’s dominance has rattled

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GOP gets Super shock with Trump triumph BY DAN BALZ Washington Post

stopping Donald Trump closed almost completely Tuesday night, leaving the demoralized anti-Trump forces with two weeks and no agreed-upon strategy for denying the New York billionaire the Repub-

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1,237 delegates are needed to win

2,383 delegates are needed to win

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lican presidential nomination. Trump was on his way to a series of victories in a majority of the 11 contests that made up the biggest single primary-caucus night of the nominating season. His chief rivals — Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — and their allies were left to cling to the flimsiest of

hopes that a reversal of his fortunes still lies on the near horizon. For Rubio, the hope of many in the Republican establishment, Super Tuesday turned into a super disappointment. He made a run at Trump in Virginia but overall was in danger of running his win-loss record this

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County votes to monitor opioids

Busch delivers Grant’s Farm plan

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The Missouri Supreme Court does not have the authority to order consolidation of St. Louis County’s myriad municipal courts, a working group assigned to study municipal court reform said Tuesday in a long-awaited report. Consolidating the courts was one of the recommendations from the Ferguson Commission appointed by Gov. See COURTS • Page A4

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BY DAVID HUNN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Beer heir Billy Busch has

delivered an inch-thick Grant’s Farm business plan to his brothers and sisters, arguing that, by boosting concessions, corporate sponsorship and big events at his family’s wildlife park, he

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can produce enough new revenue to make his ownership sustainable. Busch’s persistence has since sparked a new round of back-and-forth with his siblings, as well as an informal lease proposal from the St. Louis Zoo, which had hoped to buy the farm, and a

CLAY TON • St. Louis County on Tuesday became the first jurisdiction in Missouri to enact a program aimed at monitoring the sale of prescription drugs, specifically the opioids experts call the entry point to heroin abuse. The unanimous County Council vote came hours after the Missouri House gave initial approval to a bill that would

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Hazelwood schools audit is sought

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