Micah Xavier Johnson, the 25-year-old identified by US media as the main shooter in the assault that left five police officers dead, served with US forces in Afghanistan from November 2013 to July 2014.
So far, the people who actually do the work of helping refugees adjust to life once they get here have managed to stay out of the limelight. But, as the presidential campaign wears on, there are troubling signs that could be starting to change.
Ahmed al-Jumaili had only been in Dallas for less than three weeks when he was shot and killed. But members of the Muslim community in north Texas say hostility and hate crimes are nothing new, and have been on the rise in recent years.
Time is running out for thousands of people in Africa who are in danger of contracting Ebola. A cure or vaccine will not come in time to prevent many more infections and possible deaths. And now a second case has been diagnosed in the US. Perhaps the only answer is a rapid diagnostic test that can quickly identify those who are ill and those who are not.
The news of a US-based case of Ebola has led to hostility against many Liberians and other Africans in the United States. But Liberian Americans are focusing on delivering aid, in many forms, to families affected by the Ebola crisis back home.
Haiti has been under stress since an earthquake in 2010. But that stress may put an end to an old tradition: machete fencing. Meanwhile, pro-Kiev militias are trying to put an end to pro-Russia separatist movements in eastern Ukraine and Chipotle is putting an end to guns in its stores. That and more in today's Global Scan.
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