What We're Following Tuesday Afternoon, 9/8

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

Freddie Gray: Baltimore will pay Gray’s family $6.4 million to settle any civil claims in his death. As my colleague David details, the 25-year-old black man was injured in police custody in April and died a week later.

Kim Davis: A judge has ordered the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk released from jail. Davis was sent there last week when she refused—in defiance of a court order—to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Her deputies began issuing the licenses after she was jailed for contempt.

Iran vote: Three more Senate Democrats—Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Gary Peters of Michigan, and Ron Wyden of Oregon—said they would support the nuclear deal. As my colleague Russell notes, that brings to 41 the number of supporters the agreement has in the Senate—enough to filibuster a resolution of disapproval and block it from coming to a final vote.

Guatemala: Jimmy Morales, a former comedian, won the first round of voting in the presidential election with about 25 percent of the votes. As my colleague Adam details, Morales will face either Manuel Baldizón, a businessman, or Sandra Torres, the former first lady. Each finished with about 20 percent of the vote.