The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.23.2016

Trump, Clinton win Arizona, Cruz, Sanders prevail in Utah; Republicans fight on Twitter over super PAC ad targeting Trump's wife; NYPD spokesman responds to Cruz's comment on Muslims; Facebook to take on social media impersonators; New York Auto Show begins; ConAgra goes national with GMO disclosures.

Ted Cruz talks to law enforcement in Arizona. (Image via the Cruz campaign's Facebook page).
Ted Cruz talks to law enforcement in Arizona. (Image via the Cruz campaign's Facebook page).

Candidates split Utah, Arizona primaries
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won the Republican and Democratic primaries in Arizona on Tuesday; Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders prevailed in Utah. Sanders also won Idaho. Cruz and Trump went at it on Twitter after super PAC "slut shamed" Trump’s wife. Jeb Bush endorsed Cruz on Wednesday morning.


Cruz comment on policing Muslims draws criticism
After Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, Ted Cruz’s comments that police departments should step up patrols of Muslim communities drew no shortage of critics, among them New York Police Department spokesman Peter Donald. Critics said Donald is ignoring the NYPD’s own history surveilling Muslims.


Facebook cracks down on impersonators
The social network is reportedly testing a feature that will alert users if an imposter account pops up with a similar name and profile photo. The company’s experts would then look into the issue. Facebook has been criticized for not doing enough about social media impersonators.

New York Auto Show begins
Members of the media are getting a sneak peak at the models featured at the 2016 New York Auto Show on Wednesday. With gas prices low, SUVs are expected to be the stars of the show. Automakers are also rolling out crossovers at the second-largest auto show in North America.

ConAgra takes GMO labeling national
Forced to comply with a Vermont law requiring the disclosure of genetically modified ingredients, ConAgra is labelling all of its products that include GMOs nationally. ConAgra makes Snack Pack pudding and Peter Pan peanut butter.

What to know on Wednesday:
Paul Ryan to speak on the state of politics Wednesday morning. Twitter considers "Stickers" image-decorationg feature. The cost of Apple’s "win" over the FBI: questions about the vulnerability of its products. FDA improves warnings about addictive painkillers. 

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