Morning Must Reads: March 16

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‘Killed Them All’

Notorious real estate heir Robert Durst, the subject of HBO docuseries The Jinx, was arrested Saturday before what appeared appeared to be a murder confession during the series finale Sunday. “What the hell did I do? Killed them all,” Durst was recorded saying

Wash Dishes, Get Fewer Allergies

Kids, go do chores: a new study suggests that hand-washing dishes might lead to a significantly lower risk of developing allergies, especially early in life

Boston Breaks Snow Record

The official measurement of 108.6 in. at Logan Airport Sunday night topped a season record of 107.9 in. set in 1995-96

This Fake IRS Scam Is Costing People Millions

Scammers claiming to be Internal Revenue Service agents are at it again, and they’re costing taxpayers a lot of money. More than 366,000 people have been targeted by tax season scammers over the last two years

Suspect Charged in Ferguson Cop Shootings

Authorities in St. Louis announced Sunday afternoon that charges had been filed against 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams in last week’s shooting of two police officers outside the Ferguson police department

Here’s Your Printable 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket

The committee has spoken and the full 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket has been set. Duke, Kentucky, Villanova and Wisconsin are the No.1 seeds in each region. But which teams will make it to the Final Four in Indianapolis on April 4?

‘Monster’ Cyclone Decimates Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale has said the South Pacific island nation lost much of its development after Cyclone Pam completely devastated the country. International aid agencies are struggling to reach the many remote islands on the archipelago

Lift All Campaign Contribution Limits, Says Ted Cruz

Unlimited political cash would give rank-and-file conservative activists greater sway in picking their representatives, including the President, White House hopeful Ted Cruz told New Hampshire voters on Sunday. He added that “money absolutely can be speech”

Kendrick Lamar Releases New Album, To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar surprised the music world just before midnight on Sunday by dropping his new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, a week early. With little fanfare, and in similar fashion to Drake’s album release in February, Lamar simply tweeted out the album title and a link

36 Hospitalized During L.A. Marathon

More than 30 runners in the Los Angeles Marathon were hospitalized during the race on Sunday, as a sudden heat wave swept the California city. The race began half an hour before its scheduled start time so runners wouldn’t bear the brunt of the brutal heat

Putin Admits to Weighing Nuclear Option in Crimea

President Vladimir Putin said he considered putting the country’s vast nuclear arsenal on alert to prevent outside forces from stopping Russia’s annexation of the Crimea Peninsula from Ukraine last year. Putin’s admission was aired during a prerecorded documentary

Livestreaming Apps Dominate Buzz at South by Southwest

The five-day South by Southwest festival is not yet half over, but buzz-worthy trends are already emerging as 33,000-plus members of the technology, marketing and media industries poured into Austin. Here’s a look at top talking points so far at SXS

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