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Tech Arrest: “Mission Local is informed that the San Francisco Police Department early this morning made an arrest in the April 4 killing of tech executive Bob Lee, following an operation undertaken outside the city’s borders. The alleged killer also works in tech and is a man Lee purportedly knew.” (Everyone was sure that this sad story was about a random act of violence representative of the urban violence that had overtaken San Francisco. The addiction to having an immediate take, even among those with all the attention in the world, is a cultural scourge.)

+ Pillfered Rights: “A federal appeals court ruled that the abortion pill mifepristone can still be used for now but restored restrictions on the drug in a decision that the Justice Department said Thursday it would swiftly challenge at the Supreme Court … a divided three-judge panel reduced the period of pregnancy when the drug can be taken and said it could not be dispensed by mail.” Meanwhile, women in choice-less states are going to great lengths, and great distances, to get the drug. NYT: Inside the Online Market for Overseas Abortion Pills.

+ Read the Emmanuel: “To be blunt, if it weren’t for US leadership, intelligence, and weapons, the Russians would be sipping tea in Lviv.” Macron’s Taiwan remarks are a big win for China. (He’s really not great at the geopolitical stuff.)

+ Permanent Deuce: “WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon said in an interview with The Associated Press that while what he sought was never delivered — a chance for someone from the tour to meet with Peng, along with a full and transparent investigation into the Grand Slam doubles champion’s accusations — the decision was made, with input from player and tournament representatives, to return to the country.” Women’s tennis tour ends Peng Shuai-inspired China boycott.

+ Head First: “The first quarterback-specific helmet designed to help reduce concussions has been approved for use by the NFL and NFLPA.”

+ Navalny Poisoned? “Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in failing health because of a new suspected poisoning and is back in a punishment cell after a few days in regular confinement.” (Putin never pays a price for murdering opponents, or thousands of civilians, so why would he stop?)

+ No Irish Goodbye: “Mr Biden said he has returned to his ancestral home and his only wish was that he could stay longer.In his speech to a joint sitting of the Oireachtas (both houses of the Irish parliament), he spoke of his pride in his Irish roots and support for the peace process in Northern Ireland.” Joe Biden in Ireland: President says ‘I’m at home.’

+ She Swung the Sixties: “Only the Beatles are more closely tied to the legend that is London’s swinging 60s than Mary Quant. If the Fab Four wrote the soundtrack, Quant designed the look.” Equal parts practical and daring: how Mary Quant created look for a new way of living.

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