The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.3.2016

Romney to call Trump con artist in Thursday speech; Republicans debate tonight on Fox News; Foo Fighters shoot down breakup rumors on YouTube; Google helps UNICEF fight Zika; WaPo: Former Clinton aide given immunity in email investigation.

Mitt Romney will make establishment Republicans' case against Donald Trump on Thursday. (Image via Wikimedia Commons).
Mitt Romney will make establishment Republicans' case against Donald Trump on Thursday. (Image via Wikimedia Commons).

On today’s agenda: Romney to speak on Trump’s GOP takeover
The former Republican standard-bearer will deliver a speech in Utah today outlining why he thinks Donald Trump is a bad choice for Republicans. In short, he’ll say Trump is a fraud. Anti-Trump forces in the GOP have started to come together, but the Koch Brothers have indicated they won’t automatically bankroll an establishment resistance.


Republicans to debate in Michigan tonight  
The four remaining Republican presidential candidates — Ben Carson finally admitted he doesn’t stand much of a chance on Wednesday — will square off on Fox News at 9 pm EST in Detroit. Megyn Kelly, who feuded with Trump last summer, will moderate the debate.

How the Foo Fighters shot down breakup reports
The band released a mock-breakup video on YouTube that hilariously predicted a bleak future for the bandmates post-split. The Foo Fighters’ drummer said in January they were going on an infinite hiatus, and Page Six reported this week that Dave Grohl and company were taking a break.

Google pitches in to fight Zika
The search giant is lending a hand to UNICEF in the fight against the Zika virus, using its mapping technology to boost relief efforts and helping health authorities spread information about the disease. It announced the relief effort early Thursday on its official blog.

Report: Former Clinton aide given immunity in email investigation
Potential bad news for the Clinton campaign: A former State Department staffer was given immunity by the Justice Department, which plans to interview former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top aides about her private email server, according to The Washington Post.

Thursday’s things to know:
Obamas to deliver keynotes at South by Southwest. WSJ: How Adidas’ new CEO is planning a brand comeback. Cruz hires new national spokesman more than a week after firing predecessor. LinkedIn CEO passes on his bonus to employees. Tech blue chips expected to file briefs today supporting Apple versus the FBI. New York: Rubio loses Fox News’ support.

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