What We're Following: Wednesday Afternoon, 9/9

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

More Hillary Clinton: The former secretary of state defended the nuclear deal with Iran. “Diplomacy is not the pursuit of perfection, it is the balancing of risk,” the Democratic presidential candidate said. Clinton’s remarks come a day after the president won enough support to filibuster a resolution of disapproval of the agreement in Congress and block it from coming to a final vote.

Elizabeth II: Britain’s queen became the country’s longest-serving monarch, eclipsing the record of Queen Victoria, her great great grandmother. Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952. To put her reign in perspective, Elizabeth is on her 12th American president. And, as my colleague Marina notes, the queen doesn’t need a passport to travel.

Company announces product: There’s a new phone and some other products—and some people are excited. My colleague Adrienne covers the hype.