Training Brahs: “He has praised extremist groups. He has called for public executions of government officials he sees as disloyal to former President Donald Trump. In a post in 2020, he urged law enforcement officers to disobey COVID-19 public-health orders from ‘tyrannical governors,’ adding: ‘We are on the brink of civil war.’ Whitehead also has a day job. He trains police officers around the United States.” Reuters: U.S. police trainers with far-right ties are teaching hundreds of cops.

+ Abortion Distortion: “Lingering claims circulate about abortion, including about the safety of it, who gets abortions and even who supports or opposes access to abortion. Here, seven popular claims surrounding abortion get fact-checked.”

+ Hotel Explosion: At least eight are dead after a massive explosion destroyed a hotel in Havana. A gas leak appears to have been the cause.

+ We Crave a Different Kind of Buzz: “Swiss police say they have seized 500kg of cocaine from a shipment of coffee that was sent to a Nespresso factory.” (It’s probably a more environmentally friendly way to get your morning jolt.)

+ Winging It: “Hot Ones has turned from a semi-prank show cracking jokes in a semi-populated corner of the internet to a heavy hitter on the talk-show circuit, and more than most celebrity entertainment, it’s actually entertaining.” How eating spicy wings turned into must-see TV. Wings, Sweat, and Tears.

+ Sticking to One’s Convictions: And, from WaPo, a lede that sums up the state of American politics: “An Indiana man who is accused of killing his cancer-stricken wife as she was seeking a divorce won his GOP primary this week from jail and will be on the ballot in November — if he has not been convicted.”