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.

Pakistan mourns: The death toll in the bombing that shook a public park in Lahore yesterday has climbed to more than 70. At least 29 children are among the dead. More than 300 people were wounded. Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, the site of the attack, has children’s rides and is popular with families, many of whom had gathered there to celebrate Easter.

Apple vs. FBI: Not anymore. The U.S. government has dropped its case against Apple, saying it doesn’t need the tech company’s help to access the data on the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter last year. Turns out the feds were able get in with the help of an unnamed third party. For more on the legal battle and smartphone encryption in general, read Kaveh.

Easter at the Obamas’ house: The Obama administration has wrapped up its final Easter egg roll, an annual event that dates back to 1878 and draws over 30,000 people to the White House’s south lawn each year. More on the quirky tradition here.

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