Pill Cutters: “The nation’s second-largest pharmacy chain confirmed Thursday that it will not dispense abortion pills in several states where they remain legal — acting out of an abundance of caution amid a shifting policy landscape, threats from state officials and pressure from anti-abortion activists.” Walgreens won’t distribute abortion pills in states where GOP AGs object.

+ Bearings Witness: “He refused to bad-order [mark for repair] cars for bad wheel bearings. My boss took issue with it because it increased our dwell time. When that happened, corporate offices would start berating management to release the cars.” Leaked audio reveals US rail workers were told to skip inspections as Ohio crash prompts scrutiny to industry.

+ Jailing the Opposition: “European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell condemned what he described as ‘sham trials,’ adding they were ‘yet another appalling example of the Lukashenko regime trying to silence those who stand up in defence of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people in Belarus.'” Ales Bialiatski: Nobel Prize-winning activist sentenced to 10 years in jail.

+ Florida Keystrokes: “A proposed law in Florida would force bloggers who write about Gov. Ron DeSantis and other elected officials to register with a state office and file monthly reports or face fines of $25 per day.”

+ Deep Fry: NPR: Toothed whales use ‘vocal fry’ to hunt for food, scientists say. “We also have a lower register, below the frequency range where we usually talk. That’s vocal fry. In English, it’s usually regarded as an affect — something that changes the emotion or attitude of what’s said. Certain people are known for it, like Kim Kardashian or Leonard Cohen.” (Anyone have the phrase “like Kim Kardashian or Leonard Cohen” on their news bingo card today?)

+ Don’t Stop Believin’: “Early in Journey’s 2022 arena tour, lead guitarist Neal Schon became convinced people were out to get him. So he stationed two off-duty police officers outside his dressing room, according to sources familiar with the tour. And at a Florida show last spring, Schon and his wife, Michaele, sent an assistant into keyboardist Jonathan Cain’s dressing room to snoop around — to find what, the sources have no idea.
Cain caught the assistant red-handed, and then hired an off-duty officer to guard his own dressing room.” Journey’s Neal Schon v. Everyone: Will Band Members Go ‘Separate Ways‘?