Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. ‘Our collective shame’: Trudeau delivers historic apology to LGBT Canadians
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a historic apology to LGBT Canadians in the House of Commons today, saying sorry for decades of ‘state-sponsored, systematic oppression and rejection.’
“Speaking to a packed and emotional chamber, Trudeau expressed shame, sorrow and deep regret to the civil servants, military members and criminalized Canadians who endured discrimination and injustice based on their sexual orientation.
“‘You are professionals. You are patriots. And above all, you are innocent. And for all your suffering, you deserve justice, and you deserve peace’ he said.”
– CBC News
2. North Korea fires missile for the first time in more than two months
“North Korea appears to have launched another intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon said Tuesday, in the latest sign that Kim Jong Un’s regime is pressing ahead with its stated goal of being able to strike the United States mainland.”
3. He wanted jihad. He got Foucault.
“Why would an American teenager ever leave the comforts of suburbia to fly to Syria and joın ISIS?”
4. Trapped: The Grenfell Tower Story
“Buildings aren’t supposed to burn the way London’s Grenfell Tower did. But to the residents stuck inside, and to the firefighters who rushed to save them, this was a different kind of fire, a blaze that burned at 1,800 degrees, a devastating inferno that killed dozens and shocked an entire nation. This is the untold story of what it felt like to fight that fire and to flee it—a story of a thousand impossible decisions and the people who dared that night to make them.”
5. Is soup a beverage or a food?
From Kelly Conaboy: “What is soup? I know what you’re thinking: it’s soup. Yes, that’s true. Soup is soup. But what is ‘soup’? I know what you’re thinking: it’s soup. Ugh, we could do this all day. Here’s what I’m asking you: Is soup a food or a beverage?”