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.

Imminent cessation of hostilities in Syria?

Earlier, Reuters reported that the halt in fighting would begin on February 27.

Apple vs. the FBI: The FBI’s chief says the victims of the San Bernardino attack are owed a thorough and professional investigation—and that’s why the bureau wants to compel Apple to help unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the attackers. Apple has rejected the demand.

CSPAN clip comes back to haunt Obama administration:

As Matt puts it, “We’re going to be seeing this clip a lot over the next nine months.”

Labs reign supreme: Labrador retrievers top the list as America’s most-popular purebred dog. French bulldogs, 11th last year, were the sixth-most popular breed in 2015.

News from this morning here.