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Afternoon Lede Check, 3.21.14

Mercer upsets Duke; Jeb Bush is “serious” about a run for President; and a missing local man is found dead while the search continues for a missing girl.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington PostPutin defiant as sanctions against banks take bite

USA TodayMercer topples No. 3 seed Duke

POLITICOGround game up for grabs in N.C. battleground

The HillMarco Rubio’s Reagan moment?

Roll CallNew Bipartisan Ukraine Sanctions Bill Introduced — Without IMF Language

Daily Caller: Poll: Clinton’s gender is her top 2016 selling point

The Washington TimesJeb Bush is ‘seriously’ considering White House run: GOP heavyweight

National JournalThe Republican Party Can’t Escape the Fringe

Washington City PaperGray and Bowser Tied in New WCP/Kojo Show Poll

Washington ExaminerScott Brown in New Hampshire: Carpetbagger or Comeback Kid?

WTOP: Tips to take stress out of spring cleaning

ABC 7: Missing 83-year-old man found dead

NBC 4: Missing 83-Year-Old Jesse Jones Found Dead

CBS 9: AMBER ALERT: Truck found, DC girl still missing

Fox 5: Police: Truck linked to missing Relisha Rudd found

Photo credits from left to right: Bob Donnan/USA Today, AP, Jesse Jones’ family.

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