Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Trump’s science envoy quits with letter that spells “impeach”
“In a resignation letter posted to Twitter, Daniel Kammen wrote that Trump’s remarks about the racial violence in Virginia had attacked “core values of the United States” and that it would have “domestic and international ramifications.”
2. Canadian town refuses to remove swastikas from park
“Corey Fleischer, who goes around Montreal removing hateful graffiti, tried to paint over the swastikas.
But the mayor stopped him and had police remove him from the park, arguing the anchor is a part of local history.”
3. ESPN pulls announcer Robert Lee because of his name
“ESPN has removed an announcer from its broadcast of the University of Virginia’s first football game next month because he has the same name as a Confederate general memorialized in statues that are being taken down across the country.”
4. Immigration Minister denies Canada was ill-prepared for migrants
“”We were prepared. We were always on top of this,” Ahmed Hussen said in an interview.”
5. The ugly underbelly of vegan vlogging
“When Anna Scanlon logged onto the video streaming site YouNow last Halloween, her stomach sank. Vegan Cheetah, a popular vlogger within the online vegan community, had uploaded a four-hour video in which he accused Scanlon of flashing him her genitals against his consent and propositioning sex via Skype.”