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.

Virginia Republicans sue governor: On April 22, Governor Terry McAuliffe said he’d sign orders allowing more than 200,000 people with felony convictions to cast a ballot. On Monday:

Most Detroit public schools are closed: Teachers in Michigan’s largest school district announced a sickout over concerns about the finances of Detroit Public Schools.

Somali asylum-seeker sets herself on fire: The BBC reports that the 21-year-old woman, who is on the Australian detention center on Nauru, suffered critical injuries. Our coverage of Australia’s migration policy is here.

News from the morning here