One thing that is actually going to happen over in Hollywood: Angela Bassett is directing the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie Whitney Houston. (Lifetime)
The flailing media giant known as The New York Times approved, posted, and defended an offensive Islamaphobic ad on its homepage. You would think it'd want to lie low for a while after the Jill Abramson firing and its falling numbers. (Vox)
Will the Redskins be getting a new name and mascot? Responding to Native American activists, half of the U.S. Senate has drafted a letter encouraging the NFL's commissioner to have the Washington team make a change. (BBC)
Despite recent attempts to strengthen security measures in the western region of Xinjiang in China, at least 31 people have died and dozens more have been injured in a terrorist bombing. The exact reasoning for the attack is unknown, but many believe it to be rooted in ethnic tensions. (CNN)
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