The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.16.2016

Supreme Court pick at 11 am; GOP race down to three; Clinton's big night; Chipotle could flip-flop on food-safety changes; Instagram chucks reverse-chronological timeline; DC prepares for #Metromageddon.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.16.2016

Obama to reveal Supreme Court pick today
The president’s High Court nominee is expected to be either Judge Sri Srinivasan or Judge Merrick Garland. The announcement, which will kick off a months-long odds-defying push to get the nominee approved to the Supreme Court, is set for 11 am.

GOP race down to three; Clinton sweeps
Donald Trump nearly swept Tuesday’s Republican primaries, but John Kasich’s win in Ohio prolonged the nominating process. Marco Rubio called it quits after losing his home state of Florida. Hillary Clinton won four of five primaries, with Missouri still up in the air.

What happened after the states were called
Pundits Howard Kurtz, Brit Hume, and Joe Scarborough were mocked on Twitter for "smile, Hillary" comments. Trump gave his embattled campaign manager a prime on-stage spot at victory event, denied Politico reporter entry. "Sad Marco" memes flourished.

WSJ: Chipotle could flip-flop on food-safety changes
The Mexican fast-food chain is getting cold feet about the food-safety changes it vowed to implement after last year’s E. coli crisis, sources told The Wall Street Journal. The company is considering eliminating pathogen testing on some ingredients, according to the report.

Instagram to do away with reverse-chronological feed
Taking a page out of its parent company’s (Face)book, Instagram is testing an algorithm it says will show users the images from friends and accounts they care about the most. The photo-sharing network announced the change on Tuesday on its blog, and pledged to go slowly and get the process right. Last month, Twitter faced outrage after reports said it would ditch a reverse-chronological timeline.

What to know on Wednesday:
#Metromageddon hits DC as Metrorail shuts down for entire day; Uber caps surge pricing, Lyft offers first-time users discounts. The Academy apologizes for Asian jokes at the Oscars. Brands with all the right moves during March Madness. US sports leagues add meldonium to banned lists

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