This up-to-date data, from a Republican media-buying source watching the race closely, illustrates just how little the candidates get from their biggest expense, TV ads. There is an exception to this: Negative television advertising did real damage to Rick Perry and to Newt Gingrich. But positive advertising seems to have made little dent.
- A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
- Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
- The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.