Hello, Slatest readers! Here’s what’s news on the Internet and in the real world on Monday.
- Shell announced that it would cease offshore drilling in the Arctic in what Slate’s Eric Holthaus described as a “stunning reversal” and a huge win for environmentalists.
- President Obama, speaking at the United Nations, said the U.S. is willing to work with Russia to end the war in Syria but that Bashar al-Assad must go.
- Vladimir Putin, speaking at the United Nations, implied that the U.S. is ruining the world, especially in Syria.
- A new Pew report said that the share of foreign-born American residents is reaching levels not seen since the turn of the previous century.
- U.S. gun violence continued under the blood moon.
- Jeb Bush’s top donors allegedly told him to shape up in the polls or ship out of the 2016 race.
- Bobby Jindal denied that he is dropping out of said race.
- And the pope seemed to carefully endorse government officials’ right to Kim Davis-style “religious freedom” protests.
Have a good day out there!