What We're Following This Morning

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

Civilian Toll in Iraq: At least 18,802 civilians were killed and another 36,245 wounded in Iraq between the start of last year and October 31 as Iraqi security forces battle the Islamic State there, according to a United Nations report out today. The report said Islamic State militants abducted between 800 and 900 children in Mosul to be used as child soldiers.

The Search for Missing Marines: Search crews have recovered three empty life rafts from two helicopters involved in a midair collision off the Hawaiian coast last week. The 12 Marines who were aboard the aircraft remain missing.

Remembering Glenn Frey: The Eagles guitarist died Monday in New York City, the band said in a statement. He was 67. “Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia,” the Eagles wrote.

Debating Donald Trump: The British Parliament spent three hours Monday debating whether the Republican presidential frontrunner should be banned from Britain—a question posed by over 575,000 people, who signed a petition on a parliamentary website, triggering the debate. The Washington Post’s Karia Adam has a collection of the colorful words used to describe Trump, who has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States.