10 things you need to know today: March 22, 2015

Ted Cruz is running for president, Villanova is the first No. 1 seed out of the NCAA Tournament, and more.

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1. Ted Cruz expected to announce presidential bid Monday

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will make it official on Monday and announce a 2016 presidential campaign, according to the Houston Chronicle. Citing "senior advisers" to Cruz, the paper said the freshman firebrand would skip the standard exploratory committee phase in favor of an immediate declaration of his candidacy. Should Cruz indeed move right on to campaigning, he would be the first major candidate to do so from either party.

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