Cold as Ice: The Russian Olympic Committee succeeded in ruining Women’s Figure Skating and Kamila Valieva. “As the suspicion and disapproval peaked Thursday, Valieva struggled for the first time in her brief senior career. She hit the ice twice in her free skate, falling technically short in most of her jumps, and her 141.93 score left the door open for Russian teammates Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova, and Japanese skater Kaori Sakamoto, to pass her for spots on the podium.” The Irreparable Harm of Kamila Valieva’s Olympic Experience. And Mikaela Shiffrin crashed in a 3rd race. Ugh for her. “It’s not always easy, but it’s also not the end of the world to fail, fail twice. Fail 5 times. At the Olympics. (Enter me …). Why do I keep coming back? Gosh knows it hurts more than it feels good lately. I come back because those first 9 turns today were spectacular, really heaven. That’s where I’m meant to be and I’m stubborn as s**t.” (This has the makings of a great comeback. Stay tuned.)

+ Wedding Tragedy: “Police said the victims – all women and children – were sitting on a metal slab covering the well when it collapsed under their weight.” Absolutely brutal story from India. 13 dead after falling into well in Kushinagar.

+ Evi-dense: “The San Francisco district attorney’s stunning claim that California crime labs are using DNA from sexual assault survivors to investigate unrelated crimes shocked prosecutors nationwide, and advocates said the practice could affect victims’ willingness to come forward.” An insane practice.

+ Scam Fam in a Jam: Former President Donald Trump, as well his children Ivanka and Donald, Jr,. must sit for depositions in the New York attorney general’s civil investigation. (At least they can carpool.)

+ Syd Vicious: “Cassie is the girl even bad boys dream about. Olivia is the stuff of most parents’ nightmares. It is very funny and a little odd to think of Sweeney, the 24-year-old responsible for both characters, as being either one.” WaPo: Terrified of Gen Z? Sydney Sweeney and HBO can take some credit for that.