What We're Following This Evening

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A “blistering” report in Chicago: A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has found that racism has contributed to a systemic pattern of failures by the city’s police department, The New York Times reported. The Times described the findings as “blistering, blunt and backed up by devastating statistics.”

Kobe Bryant’s last game: The five-time champion, third all-time leading scorer, and 18-time all-star will play the last game of his 20-year career tonight. Matt has the story here.

A dino delivery: The U.S. government has forfeited a 32-inch-long Tyrannosaurus skull that was unlawfully taken from Mongolia, sold at auction in New York in 2007, and once owned by Nicolas Cage, because of course it was.

News from this afternoon here