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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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The End of Chelsea Manning's Hunger Strike

September 14, 2016 Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks and is serving a 35-year sentence is Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, is ending the hunger strike she began last week after the U.S. Army agreed to let her have the medically prescribed treatment for her gender dysphoria. The news was...

SpaceX's 'Difficult and Complex' Failure

September 9, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Elon Musk, the SpaceX founder, says last week’s explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida, days before a scheduled launch, is “turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years.” SpaceX had called the Sept. 1 explosion “an anomaly...

Will the U.S. Extradite Fethullah Gulen?

August 24, 2016 The U.S. State Department said Tuesday the government of Turkey formally sought the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based cleric whom Ankara has accused of masterminding last month’s coup attempt. “We can confirm now that Turkey has requested the extradition of Gulen,” Mark Toner, the State Department spokesman, said. He...

A San Diego Officer Is Killed

July 29, 2016 SDPD confirms suspect in custody after 2 officers were shot. Search continues for other possible suspects @CBS8 pic.twitter.com/LOhECd9xoK — Richard Allyn (@RichardCBS8) July 29, 2016 One San Diego police officer was killed and another wounded late Thursday, the department said. The lone suspect is in custody after a manhunt in...

Meeting Refugee Goals

July 13, 2016 The U.S. is one step closer to meeting its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year. The U.S. State Department, in new figures released Tuesday, said 2,406 Syrian refugees entered the country in June. Over the previous eight months, a total of 2,805 Syrians were accepted. In all,...

Chelsea Manning's Suicide Attempt

July 12, 2016 Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army whistle-blower who is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified information, tried to kill herself last week, her legal team has confirmed. In a statement Monday, her attorneys said they had spoken to Manning for the first time since her hospitalization last week. Here’s...

The U.S. Fight Against ISIS in Iraq

July 11, 2016 Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced an additional 560 military personnel will be sent to Iraq to aid in the fight against the Islamic State, bringing the number of American personnel in the country to 4,650. Speaking during a surprise visit to Baghdad, Carter said the U.S. forces will help...

All-Clear at Joint Base Andrews

June 30, 2016 Here’s what we know: —Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland, has issued an all-clear for most of the base after locking it down following a report of an active shooter. —The base had previously tweeted that the incident was ongoing at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility, for which an...

Iwo Jima, Misidentified

June 23, 2016 One mystery is over, but another is born: The Marine Corps said Thursday that Navy Corpsman John Bradley was not in the iconic photograph of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima, USA Today reports Thursday, but the man who the Corps identified as having participated in the moment spent his life...

The Orlando 911 Transcripts

June 20, 2016 Hours after releasing a partial transcript of the conversations between the police and Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, the FBI and the Justice Department released a full transcript of the conversation, saying the redaction had “caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners...