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.

A dangerous alliance: American military officials say that the Islamic State and Boko Haram have begun to collaborate more closely, The New York Times reports. Officials believe ISIS has sent a convoy loaded with weapons from Libya, where the group has been scaling up its operations, to the Lake Chad region, where Boko Haram has carried out attacks. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS last year.

The women of American money: The U.S. Treasury Department announced several redesigns for paper bills today, the biggest being the $20 note, which will feature Harriet Tubman at its center, and not Andrew Jackson, by the 2030s. Alexander Hamilton will still appear on the front of the new $10, but images of Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul—all important figures in the women’s rights movement—will be added to the back.

A warning for Brits: The United Kingdom has published a travel notice on its website warning its LGBT citizens who are traveling to the U.S. that they “may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi.” North Carolina law now requires transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their gender at birth, and Mississippi law allows people to deny service to customers based on their religion beliefs. “The U.S. is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country,” the notice explains.

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