Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Clinton Takes California as Sanders Vows to Fight On
Hillary Clinton will win the California primary, NBC News projected early Wednesday. The projected victory will be the icing on the cake to a historic 24 hours and dealt another blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has refused to bow out of the race. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump Follows the Political Playbook in Victory Speech
Topping off a chaotic day of Republican infighting stemming from Trump's racially-charged comments about Trump University Judge Curiel, Donald Trump did what his advisers said he was capable of all along: he acted presidential. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Trump Receives His First Un-Endorsement
Trump received his first un-endorsement as the firestorm expands over his racially-focused attacks on the federal judge. Sen. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican, released a statement Tuesday saying that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee lacks "the temperament" necessary for the Oval Office. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Threats Made Against Judge in Stanford Rape Case
The California judge criticized for handing down what many saw as a too-light sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexual assault has received threats against him and his family, an official familiar with the calls said. Read more in NEWS.
5. Mammoth Tax Bill Could Erase Much of Prince’s Estate
By the time the tax man gets done, there might not be much of Prince's estate left to fight over, lawyers in the probate battle over the pop superstar's millions said Tuesday. Read more in NEWS.
6. Five Bicyclists Killed in Michigan Hit-and-Run
A pickup truck slammed into nine bicyclists Tuesday night north of Kalamazoo, Michigan, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others, authorities said. Read more in NEWS.
7. Ex-Astronaut Charged With Murder in Death of Girls
A decade after his retirement from the space agency, James Halsell Jr., 59, has been charged with murder after an early-morning car crash Monday killed two young sisters on a highway in Alabama. Read more in NEWS.
8. Man Appeals Conviction for Killing Teen Over Loud Music
Michael Dunn on Tuesday asked a Florida court of appeals to throw out his murder conviction and life sentence and grant a new trial after killing a 17-year-old in 2012. Read more at NBC MIAMI.