China announces a ban on carfentanil, a lethal opioid originally designed to tranquilize elephants. One of the main ways it's been reaching American streets and driving up the rate of fatal overdoses is through the US Postal Service.
Japanese people, even some minority groups, tend to believe that Japanese society is homogeneous and racism doesn't exist in the country. But a Japanese American has drawn praise — and ire — by exposing that belief as a myth.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.