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5 things you need to know this morning: March 12

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. At least 40 killed in plane crash in Nepal

A plane crash at Kathmandu Airport in Nepal has killed at least 40 people. BBC is reporting that the plane lost stability during its descent and crashed during its landing. Officials say that 67 people are believed to be on board and at least 40 of them have died.


2. Tiger Woods was back in contention in Sunday red this weekend

For golf fans, it’s been a long time coming. Tiger Woods was back in contention over the weekend at the Valspar Championship. Woods was in the hunt all tournament long and had a chance to make birdie on the final hole to force a playoff with Paul Casey. He was unable to do so, but it’s safe to say that Tiger is back!


3. Giant spider rescued from Australian flood waters

Warning: You will never want to go to Australia after seeing this. Floods are currently surging through North Queensland and even the scariest creatures aren’t safe. A giant spider was seen clinging to a tree branch for its life over the weekend. Despite the nightmares it could induce, it was actually saved by locals.


4. Doug Ford namedleader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

A Ford is back in Ontario politics. Doug Ford, brother of the late Rob Ford, was named leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on Saturday. Ford narrowly defeated Christine Elliott, Carolina Mulroney and Tanya Granic Allen in a hard-fought six-week campaign that came right down to the wire.


5. March Madness bracket revealed

It’s one of the best times of the year for basketball fans, and even sports fans in general. March Madness is set to begin after the tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday. Virginia, Villanova, Xavier and Kansas are the four #1 seeds. The tournament begins on Thursday.


Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Mitt Romney (71), Liza Minnelli (72), James Taylor (70), Marlon Jackson (61)



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