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Terror, Trump and Cruz

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The Belgian flag flies at half-mast above 10 Downing Street in central London on March 22, 2016. Britain boosted security at its international transport hubs following the deadly attacks in Brussels on Tuesday.ADRIAN DENNIS AFP/Getty Images

The terror attacks in Belgium continue to overshadow most other news this morning. Belgian police identified two suspected Islamic State bombers captured on security cameras before they struck Brussels Airport on Tuesday. The death toll rose to at least 31, with 200 more wounded. Police have arrested another man in Brussels this morning. His identity is still unclear.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won primaries in Arizona yesterday. But Ted Cruz won in Utah and Bernie Sanders took Utah and Idaho, ensuring both challengers would continue their campaigns.

The terror attacks, though centered in Europe, have caused the candidates to toughen their already tough talk about policies to fight terror in the U.S. Trump renewed his call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and for legalized torture to extract information from Islamic State operatives. Cruz upped him by calling on the U.S. to “empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”

 

 

In case you missed it, Fortune yesterday published an analysis of the candidates’ social media followings that shows how deeply entwined the Trump campaign has become, intentionally or unintentionally, with white supremacists in the U.S. You can, and should, read it here.

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