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  1. Pennsylvania Showdown, Putin’s Concern and Turkish Press Freedom

    The Week Ahead: On Sunday morning at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time will begin in 48 U.S. states (Hawaii and most of Arizona remain on Standard Time), while Florida’s governor is mulling whether to keep his state on DST year-round. On Monday, President Trump will make his first trip to California, where he’s expected to look at border wall prototypes. And Democrats are energized ahead of Tuesday’s special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, where Democratic nominee Conor Lamb has a narrow lead despite Hillary Clinton’s 20-point loss there.

    Know This: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he “couldn’t care less” if Russians interfered with U.S. elections, something he insists doesn’t “represent the interests of the Russian state.” Ankara has released two Turkish journalists pending trial after imprisoning them for 14 months. And the U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February, the most since July 2016

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