Minneapolice: “A two-year federal probe of the Minneapolis Police Department finds the police racially discriminate against Black and Native people, use excessive force and ‘unjustified deadly force’ in policing and violate the rights of peaceful protesters. Collectively, the MPD’s culture and practices created the “systemic problems” that made possible the police killing of George Floyd, the newly released U.S. Justice Department report concludes.”

+ The Whistleblower: “Ellsberg never ran for office and only occasionally appeared on TV. But he altered the course of U.S. history in a way few private citizens ever have.” History-making whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has died at 92. “Ellsberg’s mammoth disclosure would help to end the longest U.S. war of the 20th century. It would also prompt a landmark Supreme Court decision on freedom of the press. And it would provoke a response from President Richard Nixon that led directly to the scandals that ended his presidency.” Rosie Rosenthal looks back at his experience as a young reporter working on the Pentagon Papers story. The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks.

+ Greek Shipwreck: NYT: “Greek authorities blamed smugglers for a disaster that may have been one of the worst of its kind. Critics say tougher policies are increasing the risks.” Hundreds Dead, 9 Arrested, and Many Questions in Migrant Wreck.

+ Birth Risks: “Awareness is huge. Serena Williams had near-death complications during her pregnancy. BeyoncĂ© developed preeclampsia. I hate that it takes Tori’s situation to put this back on the map and to get people to pay attention to it. But oftentimes, we need that wake-up call.” Allyson Felix in Time: Tori Bowie Can’t Die In Vain.

+ Shooting Guardrails: The NBA has suspended Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant for 25 games for waving around a gun in a video after being suspended for waving around a gun in a video.

+ Guilty: “The man accused of fatally shooting 11 Jewish worshipers and wounding several others at the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2018 has been found guilty on all counts.”

+ Depressing, But True: “Facing dozens of federal charges, former President Donald Trump is gaining support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents as he ramps up his 2024 campaign.” (I’m guessing this headline won’t shake his support either, but… Trump shouts, ‘Food for everyone!’, does not buy food for anyone.)

+ Princely Sum Totaled: Spotify has ended its wildly overpriced podcast deal with Harry and Meghan.