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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