Live Updates: Trump Sweeps Primary Contests, Clinton Wins Four of Five

Trump says he considers himself the 'presumptive nominee' of the Republican Party; Chris Van Hollen wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Maryland; Sanders links Clinton to Trump in latest fundraising pitch.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at an campaign rally in front of his personal helicopter, Hagerstown, Maryland, April 24, 2016.
Jim Bourg, Reuters

Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday, moving closer to winning the Republican presidential nomination as he easily defeated rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich. 

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, already in control of the Democratic race, defeated challenger Bernie Sanders in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

But in a surprise, Sanders was projected to have won Rhode Island. Connecticut's Democratic vote was too close to call.