The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.14.2016

Sanders, Clinton to debate for final time tonight; Media reports say Trump campaign manager won't be charged for altercation with Breitbart reporter; Oxfam accuses biggest U.S. companies of hiding trillions offshore; Former Reuters journalist gets two years in jail for hacking.

Lewandowski won’t be prosecuted for Michelle Fields incident
Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, won’t be charged for a March altercation in Florida with former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, according to various media reports. The office of Florida’s state attorney will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon explaining its decision.

Sanders, Clinton in final debate tonight
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will lock horns on Tuesday night in a CNN debate, one week ahead of New York State’s primary, and in the midst of an increasingly terse Democratic primary. CNN is touting the event by saying it could be the most contentious debate yet between the two candidates.

Oxfam: Biggest U.S. companies hide trillions offshore
U.S.-based companies such as Apple, Wal-Mart, and General Electric have stashed $1.4 trillion in offshore tax havens, despite receiving significant taxpayer support, according to a report released Thursday morning by Oxfam. Apple has $181 billion held offshore in three subsidiaries, according to the organization, whose report follows last week’s release of the Panama Papers.

Report: Oil companies have known about global warming for nearly 50 years
Researchers working for oil companies in the 1960s warned their patrons about the danger of climate change, according to documents released Wednesday by the Center for International Environmental Law. The group says the documents show the energy industry has actively worked to turn the public’s opinion against the existence of climate change.

Matthew Keys gets two years in jail
Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys was sentenced to 24 months in jail on Wednesday. He was convicted last October of helping to gain entry into the Los Angeles Times’ databases to help the hacking collective Anonymous. He tweeted that his legal team is fighting the sentencing.

What to know on Thursday
Social media reacts to the NBA’s historic night. Verizon CEO slams Bernie Sanders’ views on LinkedIn. Facebook nabs Alphabet research executive for new lab. Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly meet. Two year anniversary of #BringBackOurGirls. Critics predict grim future for Theranos. 

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