SUPER TUESDAY IS HERE Here's everything you need to know about the 13 states voting today and what it means for each party's nominee fight. And here's a look at Hillary Clinton's plan for Donald Trump in the general. [Daniel Marans, HuffPost]
MOSUL: THE NEXT SYRIAN BATTLEGROUND "Recent gains against the Islamic State in eastern Syria have helped sever critical supply lines to Iraq and set the stage for what will be the biggest fight yet against the Sunni militancy, the battle to retake Mosul, Pentagon officials said on Monday." [NYT]
NEW YORK JUDGE RULES AGAINST GOVERNMENT IN APPLE UNLOCKING CASE Setting precedent for the current battle over the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone between the FBI and Apple. [Reuters]
FOUR STUDENTS INJURED IN OHIO SCHOOL SHOOTING The shooter, who was taken into custody, is a 14-year-old. [Matt Ferner, HuffPost]
THERE IS ALLEGEDLY TAPE OF DONALD TRUMP BACKING DOWN ON IMMIGRATION "The New York Times is sitting on an audio recording that some of its staff believes could deal a serious blow to Donald Trump, who, in an off-the-record meeting with the newspaper, called into question whether he would stand by his own immigration views." [Buzzfeed]
SUSPECT IN MURDERED UVA STUDENT CASE EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY Jesse Matthew, who is charged with the murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, is expected to enter the plea Wednesday. [WaPo]
ERIN ANDREWS TEARFULLY TESTIFIES IN PEEPING TOM TRIAL "Andrews described her initial phone call to her father, saying, 'I was just screaming,' adding, 'I was naked all over the internet and I didn't know what it was.'" [People]
CLARENCE THOMAS TALKED FROM THE BENCH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE Maybe it's a Leap Day thing? [HuffPost]
FORGET THE HAPPY MEAL TOYS OF OLD It's virtual reality headsets for the kids now. [AdWeek]
THE FIRST AUTOMATED GOOGLE CAR CRASH HAS BEEN REPORTED Maybe there's hope for the rest of us plebian drivers. Maybe. [Buzzfeed]
YOU CAN NOW WATCH PARTS OF TAYLOR SWIFT'S MAID OF HONOR SPEECH And see what being part of the #squad is really about. [HuffPost]
'BLACKFLIX' Inside the hidden bias of Netflix. [Marie Clare]
YOUR MEAT IS PROBABLY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE Subway has joined McDonald's, Chipotle and Shake Shack in the pledge to move away from meat containing antibiotics. [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Russian authorities have arrested a woman who was pacing a metro station while waving a child's decapitated head.
~ Donald Trump "waffled" on the KKK.
~ A new Nirvana track is making its rounds on the web.
~ Mark Zuckerberg talks ISIS threats against his safety.
~ The computers with brains.
~ Yes, you should totally go to a museum alone at some point.
~ Testing for grit is a thing now.
~ Feeling blue? You can catch other people's emotions.
~ David Edelstein breaks down why Leonardo DiCaprio's win means "Leo can relax."
~ Where the solar eclipse will hit next week.
~ Dream job alert: Netflix could pay you to Instagram away.
~ And turns out sometimes you do have to listen to airplane announcements: This woman enlisted an American Airlines pilot to tell her husband they were expecting.
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