10 things you need to know today: March 1, 2015

Rand Paul wins the CPAC straw poll, thousands march in Moscow demonstration, and more

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1. Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll for third year in a row

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the straw poll yet again at Saturday's Conservative Political Action Conference, and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) finished just behind Paul in second place. Saturday's balloting was the last round of CPAC nods before primary voting for the 2016 presidential election begins. While Paul entered the weekend event as the prohibitive favorite, his percentage of the vote actually dropped, from 31 percent in 2014 to 25.7 percent in 2015.

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