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.

More Trump reaction: House Speaker Paul Ryan denounced Donald Trump’s remarks about blocking the entry of Muslims into the U.S., saying, “What was proposed was not what party stands for or country stands for.” Trump has stood by his remarks.

Oil prices slide: U.S. crude fell below $37 per barrel and Brent dropped below $40 for the first time since early 2009. The recent decline in prices is being blamed on a supply glut.

Iraqi troops make gains near Ramadi: They wrested control of the army headquarters in the city, which has been held by the Islamic State since May. But, as the Washington Post reports, the capital of Anbar province is “laced with explosives and has a significant civilian population,” complicating the Iraqi army’s mission to retake the city.

Our headlines from the morning are here.