10 things you need to know today: March 31, 2016

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1. Trump revises statement on punishment for illegal abortion after outcry

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Wednesday during a pre-taped MSNBC town hall that, if abortion is ever outlawed, women should face some "punishment" if they get an illegal abortion. He later walked back his statements under intense criticism from women's groups, and said the punishments should focus on those who perform the abortions, not the women. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton responded by tweeting, "Just when you thought it couldn't get worse. Horrific and telling."

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