What We're Following This Afternoon

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

Coming to Canada: A group of 164 Syrian refugees are on their way to Canada, part of the new government’s commitment to accept 25,000 refugees by February from the Arab country. Their plane arrives tonight.

He’ll wait until he’s president: Donald Trump says he will postpone his trip to Israel to “a later date after I become President of the U.S.” The previously scheduled visit had drawn criticism because of his remarks about Muslims.

Bowe Bergdahl makes the case: Adam reports that the Army sergeant, who left his post in Afghanistan and was later swapped for five Taliban members, is the focus of the second season of Serial, the popular podcast.

Our headlines from the morning are here.