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.

Deadly explosions in Brussels, cont’d: At least 32 people have been killed in the blasts at the city’s airport and a main train station. ISIS has claimed responsibility. You can read our coverage here and here.

Obama in Cuba, cont’d: President Obama urged the Cuban people to “leave the past behind” in a historic address in Havana. As Russell reports: “The speech was a lengthy balancing act for the president: He offered praise both for Cuban artists and innovators and the Cuban government, and he wrapped criticism of America’s own flaws into a broad defense of its open society and democratic values.”

RIP, Rob Ford: The colorful, larger-than-life former mayor of Toronto died Tuesday, his family said in a statement. He was 46. The cause was a rare form of cancer. Our story here.

News from the morning here