The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 5.17.2016

Today: Democratic primaries in Kentucky, Oregon; Reporter says he was denied Trump interview for speaking Spanish; Twitter names BET CEO to its board; NASA uses Snapchat to document milestone orbit; Rubio tweet-storms about WaPo story.

Hillary Clinton will try to stop her primary losing streak tonight with a win in Kentucky. (Image via her campaign's Facebook page).
Hillary Clinton will try to stop her primary losing streak tonight with a win in Kentucky. (Image via her campaign's Facebook page).

Happening today: Democratic primaries in Kentucky, Oregon
Hillary Clinton will try to halt her losing streak in Democratic primaries by winning Kentucky’s contest on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders is expected to prevail in Oregon. As the party’s primary process drags on, Donald Trump is embracing some of Sanders’ messaging that Clinton is "totally controlled by Wall Street."

Reporter claims Trump camp cancelled interview after hearing him speak Spanish
TV Azteca correspondent Marcos Stupenengo claimed he was kicked out of Trump Tower before a scheduled interview with the presumptive Republican nominee after he was heard speaking Spanish. Trump’s sit-down with Fox News host and on again, off again nemesis Megyn Kelly is set to air tonight.

Twitter appoints BET chief to board
Amid reports that it is about to stop counting photos and links against users’ 140-character limits (about time!), Twitter named BET CEO Debra Lee to its board Monday night, making her its first black board member. Meanwhile, Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff wants Twitter to figure out a plan for Tweetdeck.

NASA embraces Snapchat for milestone
Orbiting earth for the 100,000th time is no small feat, so NASA astronaut Tim Kopra chronicled his day circling the planet in a Snapchat Live Story from 250 miles above. The International Space Station was launched in November 1998.

Rubio takes issue with Washington Post story in Twitter spree
Now with more time on his hands, former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio posted a string of tweets Monday night blasting the anonymous sourcing in a Washington Post story about his future. The report claimed the Florida senator, who has said he won’t seek reelection this year, is indecisive about his political and professional future. Rubio joked about the rant on Tuesday morning.

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