What We're Following This Morning

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

Football team returns to practice: The Missouri Tigers return to practice today, a day after its members ended a boycott after the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the university’s president, and R. Bowen Loftin, the chancellor. In the aftermath of those events, a video of a confrontation between protesters who sought change at the university and a news photographer went viral, and James has an excellent note about it.

The next debate: Republican presidential candidates gather tonight in Milwaukee for their latest debate—this one hosted by the Fox Business Network. As David pointed out, recent scrutiny of Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, two of the front-runners, have amounted to little.

Conditions for EU membership: David Cameron, the British prime minister, will outline his plan to overhaul the European Union as a condition for the U.K.’s continued membership. He say he will negotiate a better deal with the bloc ahead of a referendum on Britain’s future in the EU by the end of 2017. Update: More here

Protests quelled: Australian police used tear gas to end protests at the migrant-detention center on Christmas Island. Detainees had set parts of the facility on fire to protest the death of a Kurdish asylum-seeker from Iran. In a statement, the government said all areas of the center “are under the full and effective control of service providers and Department staff.”

Obama blocked on immigration: The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked the president’s executive orders on immigration. The move sets up a potential showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. Update: More here