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.

Putin dismisses claims in Panama Papers: The Russian president said the allegations that his associates laundered money through a Panamanian law firm were an attempt to destabilize his country. Putin has not directly been named in the papers that belong to Mossack Fonseca, the law firm.

Democratic presidential race gets chippy: Bernie Sanders said his rival, Hillary Clinton, is unqualified to be president. As David points out, “The … escalation is almost entirely semantic, rather than material.”

Here’s the teaser trailer for Rogue One:

You can read about it here.

News from the morning here