What We're Following This Morning

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Cruz and Kasich team up against Trump: The Republican presidential rivals announced their deal late last night. Their goal is to stop the GOP front-runner in three upcoming states.

More U.S. special forces headed to Syria: President Obama is expected to announce that the 250 troops will head to the country in a noncombat role. Their goal is to expand the number of Arab fighters combating ISIS. Update: More here

Remembering Billy Paul: The soul singer behind “Me and Mrs Jones” was 80.