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White House hopefuls Clinton, Trump sweep crucial primaries

© AFP file photo | Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump is seen on a TV screen on March 5, 2016 in Maryland.

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Latest update : 2016-03-16

Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump swept crucial states in a key night of primary voting on Tuesday, consolidating their respective leads and bringing them closer to facing off against each other in the race to the White House.

Main developments:

  • Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is projected to have won all five states in tonight's round of voting: Florida, Illinois, Missouri (pending final results), North Carolina and Ohio.
  • Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is projected to have won Florida, Illinois, Missouri (pending final results) and North Carolina, but lost out in Ohio to John Kasich.
  • Republican Marco Rubio dropped out of the race after losing in his home state, Florida.

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Date created : 2016-03-16

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