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Live coverage: June 28 primaries and runoffs, including Illinois, New York, and more

Five states are holding primaries tonight (though New York’s primaries for U.S. House and state Senate won’t take place until Aug. 23), while Mississippi and South Carolina are hosting runoffs for any races where no candidate took a majority in the first round of voting earlier this month. Additionally, Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District is conducting a special election.

Ukraine update: Why are Ukraine’s claims of tank kills spiking so high? HIMARS might be the answer

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Claimed Ukrainian tank kills per day: 

June 27: 20 
June 26: 21
June 24: 4
June 23: 3
June 22: 8 
June 21: 0
June 20: 19
June 19: 9
June 18: 3

If you keep going back, you’ll see that zero to nine is about the usual range, with a few bigger days here and there, like June 20. I don’t recall ever seeing two 20+ tank days in a row. 

Now, it’s reasonable to suspect these numbers.

The Supreme Court has now become merely an extension of Fox News

It’s exceedingly rare that the Supreme Court simply snatches away an established constitutional right, let alone one impacting personal bodily autonomy that had stood for nearly half a century and enjoyed the support of well over half the nation’s citizens. It is completely anomalous when it does so with such evident glee and malevolence.

Far from a measured, evenhanded assessment of the law, the Alito opinion overruling Roe v.

Reindeer Have a Special Eye Color Just for Winter

Of all the eyeballs in Glen Jeffery’s office, only a very small minority are his.“Oh, I’ve got an office full of eyes,” Jeffery, a neuroscientist at University College London, told me. Over Skype, he fished one of his favorites out of an opaque vial: About the size of a golf ball and fringed with white tissue, it looked a bit like a poached egg with a slate-hued yolk.

This Fall Will Be a Vaccination Reboot

In one sense, this is how it was always supposed to go: When viruses evolve, vaccines should follow, and sometimes try to leap ahead. The COVID-19 shots that the U.S. has used to inoculate hundreds of millions of people are simply so new that they’ve never had to undergo a metamorphosis; up until now, their original-recipe ingredients have stood up to SARS-CoV-2 well enough. But the virus they fight has changed quite radically, and this fall, the vaccines will finally, finally follow suit.

Kevin McCarthy, Have You No Sense of Decency?

In the last few minutes of today’s January 6 committee hearing, Representative Liz Cheney presented evidence of possible witness intimidation. Several witnesses, she reported, had received messages from shadowy persons purportedly close to former President Donald Trump that implicitly warned of consequences to follow if those witnesses told the truth about his conduct.That is one sort of attempted cover-up.

Today: January 6 Chaos, Russia’s War Against Civilians

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.Here in the United States, Russia’s atrocities against Ukraine have been pushed off the front pages by news about controversial Supreme Court decisions and some of the most shocking revelations from the January 6 hearings to date.

Encrypt, Obscure, Compartmentalize: Protecting Your Digital Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Reproductive health advocates are urging Congress to pass the My Body, My Data Act, which will prevent consumer data that is related to reproductive health from being used as criminal evidence. Protecting how sensitive personal information is collected and stored online is critical to combating anti-abortion laws, says Daly Barnett, staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Investigation: Facebook Is Helping Anti-Abortion Clinics Collect Highly Sensitive Info on People

We look at the fight for privacy rights in a post-Roe America amid concerns that anti-abortion activists could use identifying data from online platforms like Facebook to target abortion seekers. Investigative reporter Grace Oldham describes how this data is already being used by medically unlicensed “crisis pregnancy centers” that actively lure patients to discourage them from seeking abortions.

Texas Abortion Funds Push to Keep Supporting Patients as State AG Vows to Prosecute Advocates

Is raising money to send pregnant people to another state to get an abortion aiding and abetting? We speak to Kamyon Conner, executive director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, the first Black woman to head the organization, about how Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has threatened to prosecute anyone violating a statewide abortion ban that was passed in the 1920s and never repealed. Lawmakers are also introducing bills to restrict FDA-approved abortion pills delivered through the mail.