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.

Bomb attack outside Baghdad: At least 25 people were killed and 52 others wounded when a suicide bomber struck an Iraqi funeral in Muqdadiyah, located north of the country’s capital, the AP reports. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

Closing a migrant camp: Workers dismantled tents and other temporary shelters at the migrant camp in the French port city of Calais, The New York Times reports. Some 4,000 people live in the camp, which was established last year.

He speaks: Justice Clarence Thomas asked questions—lots of them—during a U.S. Supreme Court oral argument for the first time in 10 years. The inquiries came during a hearing on a gun-rights case.

Happy Leap Day: Daniel Nester writes for us about what it’s like having a birthday only every four years.

News from this morning here.