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.

Newark, Justice Department settle civil-rights investigation: The New Jersey city’s police department was accused of routinely violated civil rights, particularly those of minorities. The agreement includes revised policies and training protocols to ensure police officers conduct stops, searches, and arrests in accordance with the Constitution.

Obama commutes prison terms for drug offenders: Of the 61 inmates whose sentences will be shortened, more than a third are serving life sentences. Most will be released by July 28.

The end of the plan to strip French terrorists of their citizenship: President Francois Hollande dropped the proposed constitutional changes after it became clear that it would not clear Parliament. Our story here.

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