What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The FDA’s New Policy on Blood Donations: U.S. health officials will remove the country’s blanket policy that bars gay and bisexual men from donating blood, a ban that was instituted over 30 years ago during the early AIDS crisis, the Associated Press reported. There are some restrictions, however: Men who have had sex with another man in the previous year will not be eligible to donate blood. Update: More here.

Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan: Six NATO soldiers were killed in a suicide attack Monday near Bagram, the largest U.S.military facility in Afghanistan. U.S. officials tell several news organizations that Americans were among the victims.

The Thinning Republican Field: South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham announced in a short video that he is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. David looks back at his campaign here.

Death in Las Vegas: The county coroner’s office has identified the person killed on the city’s famous Strip Sunday night when another woman drove her car into a crowded sidewalk, plowing into dozens of pedestrians. Jessica Valenzuela, 32, was visiting the popular tourist spot with her husband from Arizona.