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.

North Carolina’s bathroom law, cont’d: Governor Pat McCrory has asked courts to determine whether or not the state’s controversial “bathroom law” violates the Civil Rights Act. Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice declared the law discriminatory.

Political confusion in Brazil: The acting speaker has ruled April’s House vote to impeach President Dilma Rouseff is void. What that means, however, is unclear.

Austria’s chancellor quits: Werner Faymann said he’d lost the support of his Social Democrats. The move was unexpected, and comes following recent presidential election in which the far-right Freedom Party’s candidate emerged as the top vote-getter.

News from the morning here