Here’s what we’re reading today:
1. Judge who made rape comments goes on trial for his job
“A judge goes on trial for his job on Tuesday after asking an alleged rape victim why she did not keep her knees closed against an attacker, one of more than a dozen comments cited in allegations that he is unfit to be a judge.
“Disciplinary hearings involving judges are rare – the Canadian Judicial Council has held only 11 since 1971 – but the case of 64-year-old Justice Robin Camp of the Federal Court is unique. He is the only judge ever forced to make a public defence of his handling of a sex-assault trial in a formal hearing of the national body of senior judges.”
2. Why we’re no longer desperate for the new iPhone
“We all remember the lines. Before the launch of a new iPhone, eager customers would wait hours, days, even weeks to get their hands on one of the cherished devices. The notion of consumers lining up for a new device wasn’t new when the iPhone debuted in 2007 — people lined up at midnight to buy Windows 95 — but Apple was the first to make this type of frenzy an annual affair.
“These days, though, the lines are diminishing.”
3. Nate Silver: Hillary Clinton’s lead keeps shrinking
“The clearest pattern is simply that Trump has regained ground since Clinton’s post-convention peak. He now has a 31 percent chance of winning the election according to our polls-only model, and a 33 percent chance according to polls-plus. For a deeper look, let’s run through our set of 10 framing questions about the election in light of the most recent polling.”
4. Why do we eat so much protein?
“There’s no doubt we need the stuff—protein is one of the three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fats, that we get from our food. But of the three, protein is the only one that hasn’t been vilified by the media. Some of the most popular diets of the last decade, like Paleo and Atkins, encourage eating large amounts of protein while avoiding carbs. It’s been branded as the athlete’s nutrient and celebrated as a source of strength for those on the go.
5. It’s going to be a bad year for pistachios
“Now, a worsening drought in Iran, the other top producer of pistachios in the world, has farmers there predicting that their pistachio harvest is also going to continue to fall dramatically — perhaps even further than the 20,000-ton drop that was already predicted for this year.”
+1: With pop sales flat, Coke looks to pivot into coffee.