What We're Following This Evening

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

The New Hampshire presidential primary: Our politics team is tracking the polls, the color, and the results of the latest stop on the campaign trail here.

Another hospital bombing in Syria: Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) said in a statement today that airstrikes hit a hospital supported by the charity in Dara’a late last week, killing at least three people and wounding six others. Several MSF or MSF-supported medical facilities in Syria have been bombed in recent months.

The Oregon standoff: Rumors are swirling that Cliven Bundy, father of Ammon and a thorn in the federal government’s side in his own right, may be headed to the national wildlife refuge that armed protesters took over last month. Eight occupiers were recently arrested, and one was killed. Four remain. David has the story here.

Investigating the Flint crisis: AP reports that the lawyer appointed by Michigan’s attorney general to defend the state in civil lawsuits says that manslaughter charges could be possible if government officials were found to be negligent in their handling of the city’s lead-tainted water supply.

Gay marriage in Kentucky: Remember Kim Davis, the county clerk who went to jail for five days last fall for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples? She’s been back at work for a few months now, and the federal judge who sent her there today says she has obeyed court orders, allowing her office to issue the documents.

The view on Mars: I’m a day late to this interactive video from NASA, which allows users to maneuver the screen to explore a 360-degree view of the Red Planet, courtesy of the Curiosity rover. But cool stuff like this is evergreen:

Speaking of days, did you know that on Mars, they’re 41 minutes longer than ours?

News from this afternoon here.