Russian to Judgment: “Two British men and a Moroccan national captured while fighting in the Ukrainian army in Mariupol have been sentenced to death by pro-Russia officials after a days-long process described as a ‘disgusting Soviet-era show trial.'” Meanwhile, Russia is advancing in key battles. Here’s the latest from The Guardian.

+ Battering Rouge: “The U.S. Justice Department is opening a sweeping civil rights investigation into the Louisiana State Police amid mounting evidence that the agency has a pattern of looking the other way in the face of beatings of mostly Black men, including the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene.” And Michigan will charge an officer with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya.

+ Aborting Decency: NYT: “Exceptions for rape, incest and life endangerment are codified in the Hyde Amendment as the only reasons the federal government will pay for abortions through Medicaid. For decades, surveys have shown that large majorities of Americans support these carve-outs, even in heavily Republican states. But if the Supreme Court overturns Roe, as expected, many state abortion bans would take effect that do not include most of the exceptions.”

+ Supreme Threat: “A man carrying a gun, a knife and zip ties was arrested Wednesday near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland after threatening to kill the justice.” (Lunatics with easy access to guns is a bad idea.)

+ Fore Profit: “The PGA Tour announced the discipline less than 30 minutes after 17 of its members or former members who resigned from the tour in the past week hit their opening tee shots in the inaugural LIV Golf event at Centurion Club outside London.” What Does Getting Banned From PGA Tour Events Actually Mean? (It doesn’t include the majors…)

+ Deflate Gate: “In the U.S., a small box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues; a few months ago, it had 65. Chobani Flips yogurts have shrunk from 5.3 ounces to 4.5 ounces. In the U.K., Nestle slimmed down its Nescafe Azera Americano coffee tins from 100 grams to 90 grams.” Either prices go up or things get small.