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News Wrap: Rockets strike near U.S. embassy in Baghdad

In our news wrap Tuesday, rockets struck near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, the latest in a series of assaults, including one on a coalition military base only hours earlier. There were no reports of injuries. Also, Russian company Concord Management says it will sue the U.S. for $50 billion in damages, claiming it was falsely accused of funding interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    In the day's other news: Presidential primaries have gone ahead in Florida, Arizona and Illinois, amid the reports of disruptions stemming from the viral pandemic.

    Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are waiting to see how any problems with turnout might affect the outcome. Biden went into the day with a lead of about 150 delegates.

    We will return to this after the news summary.

    In Iraq, rockets struck near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the latest in a series of assaults. Iraqi military officials say, hours earlier, rockets hit a coalition based outside Baghdad with no apparent casualties. Last week, two Americans died in a similar attack, and the U.S. retaliated with airstrikes on an Iranian-backed militia.

    A Russian company says that it will sue the United States for $50 billion in damages. Concord Management says that it and another Russian firm were falsely accused of funding interference in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. Justice Department dropped the charges on Monday, saying that a trial could expose classified information.

    Former California Congressman Duncan Hunter was sentenced today to 11 months in federal prison for misusing campaign funds. The six-term Republican spent some $250,000 on items ranging from his children's school tuition to parties and clothes shopping. He pled guilty in December.

    And the man who may be pro football's best-known player, Tom Brady, is leaving the New England Patriots after 20 years and six Super Bowl titles. Brady is 42 years old. He said today that he will become a free agent, and he expects to play someplace else.

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