What We're Following This Morning

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Panama Papers, cont’d: Authorities in Panama raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the massive document leak. Officials said the aim of the raid was to “obtain documentation linked to the information published in news articles that establish the use of the firm in illicit activities.” Update: More here

A blow to same-sex unions in China: A judge dismissed Sun Wenlin and Hu Mingliang’s case against authorities in the city of Changsha who rejected their application to register their union. The case is the first of its kind in China. Update: More here

Strike looms at Verizon: About 40,000 workers are set to begin striking today as they negotiate a new contract. The strike is set to begin at 6 a.m. ET. Update: More here

Kobe Bryant’s long goodbye: The Lakers legend will play his final game tonight against the Utah Jazz.

News from last night here