What We're Following This Morning

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A visitor to the White House: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits today for the first time in a year. His meeting with President Obama is the first between the two men since the U.S. and other world powers struck a deal with Iran over its nuclear program—an agreement Netanyahu has criticized. Update: More here

An election in Burma: The opposition National League for Democracy says it’s confident of winning 70 percent of seats in the just-concluded election. One-fourth of the seats in parliament are reserved for the military, which means the NLD—the party of Aung San Suu Kyi—needs at least two-thirds for a parliamentary majority. Final results may not be known for days.

Protests grow in Missouri: Governor Jay Nixon says the University of Missouri must address concerns over “racism and intolerance” as protests calling for the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the school’s president, grow. As Marina reported, students staged protests last week against what they say is the school administration’s poor handling of several racial incidents this fall. Wolfe has refused to step down. Update: More here

Unrest at a migrant-detention center:  Detainees at an Australian center for migrants on Christmas Island set part of the facility on fire after the death over the weekend of a Kurdish asylum-seeker from Iran.  The Australian government says the facility is secure, but “staff have been withdrawn from compounds for safety reasons.”