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

Governor’s race, referendums: Kentucky has its first Republican governor in 40 years, voters in Ohio rejected an attempt to legalize recreational marijuana, and those in Houston repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance—the gay-rights movement’s first major setback since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

A rare meeting: The leaders of China and Taiwan will meet for the first time since the communist revolution in 1949. A news report in China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said Xi Jinping and Ma Yinh-jeou will “exchange views on promoting the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.”

Airbag saga: Automaker Honda dropped its longtime airbag supplier, Takata, accusing the company of misrepresenting and manipulating test data. The decision came as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fined the airbag maker up to $200 million.