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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Remembering Bretagne, the Last Known 9/11 Rescue Dog

June 7, 2016 After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Bretagne, a two-year-old golden retriever, was among the dogs rushed to New York from across the country to help in the rescue and recovery. On Monday, the now 16-year-old was given a hero’s farewell as she walked into a Houston-area veterinary clinic for...

Reversing Course on U.S. Soldiers Wearing Kurdish Rebel Insignia

May 27, 2016 The U.S. Defense Department has ordered American special-operations forces to take down the insignia of a Kurdish rebel group that Turkey regards as a terrorist organization—after angry complaints from Ankara and despite justifying the patches a day earlier. “Wearing those YPG patches was unauthorized and inappropriate, and corrective action has...

Obama's Historic Hiroshima Visit

May 27, 2016 President Obama became the first sitting American leader to make a trip to Hiroshima, the Japanese city bombed by the U.S. with an atomic device in 1945, and called for a “moral revolution” to accompany technology such as nuclear weapons. “Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can...

Obama: World Leaders Are 'Rattled' By Trump

May 26, 2016 President Obama continued Thursday his criticism of Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, saying in Japan that other world leaders were nervous about the prospect of a Trump presidency. His remarks, in part: They’re rattled by him and for good reason. Because a lot of the proposals that he’s...

United States Ends Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 23, 2016 President Obama said Monday the decades-old U.S. embargo on the sales of arms to Vietnam would be lifted. His exact words at a news conference in Hanoi: The United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that has been in place for some...

FDA's New Label Rules, Explained

May 20, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday new regulations that would list added sugars on nutrition labels, as well as revise serving size. Here’s more from the FDA: The new Nutrition Facts label will include the following. An updated design to highlight “calories” and “servings,” two important elements in...

Shooting Reported Near the White House

May 20, 2016 A shooting has been reported outside the White House, which has been placed on lockdown. The president was not in the compound at the time. Vice President Joe Biden was in the complex at the time of the incident, but is “secure,” his representative told ABC News. Both CNN and...

Can the U.S. and Russia Revive the Syrian Peace Talks?

May 17, 2016 The U.S. and Russia are among 17 countries meeting in Vienna that are looking to restart talks between the Syrian government and some rebel groups. The aim of the talks is to restore a cease-fire and deliver humanitarian aid to besieged towns. That, it is hoped, will persuade opposition group...

West Point Won't Punish Cadets Seen in Photograph With Their Fists Raised

May 11, 2016 The U.S. Military Academy at West Point will not punish 16 graduating African-American female cadets seen in a photograph with their fists raised—an action that prompted speculation they were celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement. But the officer who investigated the photograph after interviewing the women and others said he...

Obama to Make a Historic Visit to Hiroshima

May 10, 2016 Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city whose targeting by the U.S. with an atomic bomb in 1945 precipitated Japan’s surrender in World War II. Here’s an excerpt from a White House statement issued Tuesday: [T]he President will make an historic visit...