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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Police killing in Texas: Authorities in Harris County have detained Shannon J. Miles in the “execution-style” murder of Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth on Saturday. Though the motive for the shooting remains “unclear,” police believe Goforth was targeted because he was wearing a uniform. Miles has a lengthy criminal record including charges for resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly conduct with a firearm.

Iran sentences two for spying: A court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years in prison for spying for Israel and the U.S. but has not identified either of the convicted. It is unclear whether Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent detained last year and charged with spying, was affected.

A tragedy for Broadway: The musical theater world lost a major talent early Saturday morning, when actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste fell to his death from his mother’s fire escape in Brooklyn in what appears to be “accidental.” The 21-year-old Jean-Baptiste had been the youngest actor to portray Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Miserables, and, more significantly, the first African American to do so. A recording from his first performance: