Chance of Invasion
Today: 96 percent
Turkish stock market plummets and U.S. threatens to withdraw aid unless Turkish parliament reconsiders its vote against admitting U.S. troops. Turkish leader holds out possibility of revote "in the coming days." Russian foreign minister says of U.N. war vote, 1) "Russia will not abstain" or "support any decision that would directly or indirectly lead to a war," and 2) "If the situation so demands, Russia will of course use its right of veto." Iraq destroys three more missiles, five engines, and a launcher. Latest timetable: U.S. and allies will make war decision around March 14 with or without U.N. support.
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.