Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Trump Plots ‘Two-Phase’ Convention Strategy
While Donald Trump publicly dismisses talk of a battle at the GOP convention in Cleveland, he is quietly assembling a team of seasoned operatives to manage a contested convention. Their strategy, NBC News has learned, is to convert delegates in the crucial 40 days between the end of the primaries and the convention — while girding for a floor fight if necessary. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Americans Confirmed Dead in Brussels Attacks
Two Americans have been confirmed killed in this week's Brussels attacks, although a senior U.S. official did not identify the them, as their next of kin were still being notified. Read more in NEWS.
3. Fifth Brussels Suspect ‘Armed and Very Dangerous’
The 'dangerous' Naim al-Hamed is a Syrian on a list of suspects being circulated in other European countries after Tuesday's attack, according to local reports. The pursuit for him comes as seven people were arrested in raids around Belgium linked to the bombings that claimed at least 31 lives. Read more in NEWS.
4. 20 Years Lost: One Man’s Wrongful Incarceration
Dateline chronicles the case of New York state inmate Richard Rosario, who was convicted of a 1996 murder in New York City. Rosario has always insisted that he is innocent, and that 13 alibi witnesses will swear he was a thousand miles away in Florida while the crime was happening in New York. Watch the videos at DATELINE.
5. Deadly Spring Storm Takes Aim at East Coast
Thunderstorms, icy rain and damaging winds were expected to batter parts of the East Coast on Friday, part of a severe weather system that triggered snow and hail and left three dead in Wisconsin. Read more in NEWS.
6. Comedian Garry Shandling Dies at 66
Shandling, the envelope-pushing comedian best known for playing a fictional talk show host on "The Larry Sanders Show," died Thursday in a Los Angeles-area hospital. He was 66. Read more in POP CULTURE.
7. New Law Thrusts N.C. Into LGBT Rights Fight
North Carolina lawmakers this week rolled back laws to protect LGBT residents. Now, as opponents begin plotting a legal response, many of the state's largest employers say they were opposed to the legislation anyway. Read more in NEWS.
8. Child’s Body Found in Search for Missing Toddler
Investigators in Indiana on Thursday found a child's body that appears to match the description of 14-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman, who disappeared from her father's home two days before, authorities said. Read more in NEWS.