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.

Abortion case at the Supreme Court: The justices appeared to be deeply divided over a challenge to a Texas law that would close 34 of the 40 clinics providing abortions in the state. Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely to be key to how the case plays out. You can read our coverage of the case,  Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, here.

UN approves North Korea sanctions: The Security Council unanimously imposed the toughest sanctions against Pyongyang in two decades in apparent retaliation for the North’s nuclear test and rocket launch. China, North Korea’s main ally, also voted in favor of the sanctions.

The saga of MH370 continues: Malaysia’s transport minister says there’s a “high possibility” debris found off Mozambique belongs to the plane that vanished nearly two years ago. NBC News reported the debris could be a horizontal stabilizer from a Boeing 777.

News from this morning here