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.

Remembering Harper Lee: The author of To Kill a Mockingbird died Friday in Monroeville, Alabama, her publisher, HarperCollins said. She was 89.

Kurdish groups claims Ankara attack: The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks, a Kurdish militant group known by its initials TAK, claimed responsibility for this week’s car bomb in the Turkish capital that killed 28 people.  The group was previously allied with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the main Kurdish group in Turkey.

Vatican clarifies the pope’s remarks on Trump: A spokesman for the Holy See denied the pope’s remarks was directed at the GOP presidential candidate. Pope Francis, in response to a question about the presidential candidate’s plan to build a wall along the southern border, said: “A person who thinks only of building walls anywhere—rather than building bridges—is not a Christian.” Trump initially called the remarks “disgraceful,” but seems to have since softened his stand.

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