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Rand Paul, the libertarian-minded freshman senator who was once viewed as a formidable presidential contender, is suspending his White House bid. Paul discussed the matter with staff Wednesday morning and sent out a statement confirming the decision to drop out of the Republican presidential primary.Sources close to Paul said a review of their results made clear to Paul that there was not a viable path to winning the Republican nomination and that fund-raising was becoming extremely difficult.(CNN)

State water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California’s snowpack.It’s also the third straight month that the state missed its target.(KPCC)

President Obama’s election-year visit to a mosque in Baltimore Wednesday — his first appearance at a Muslim place of worship in the United States — is an effort to open a dialogue with members of the American Muslim community away from the “divisive rhetoric on the campaign trail,” the White House said.(USA Today)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is joining a criminal investigation of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, exploring whether any laws were broken in a crisis that has captured international attention.(Business Insider)