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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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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...

A Win for Gun-Control Advocates in 2 States

June 20, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal filed by gun manufacturers to a Connecticut law passed after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that bans certain types of weapons. After the attack in December 2012 on the school in Newtown, Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy signed a...

The Letter Urging a U.S. Rethink on Syria

June 17, 2016 More than 50 U.S. diplomats have written a letter criticizing the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, and urging airstrikes against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in order to prevent his violations of a cease-fire in the country’s civil war, The New York Times is reporting. More from the paper:...

A Win for 'Net Neutrality'

June 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied challenges to the Obama administration’s rules for “net neutrality,” which ensure consumers get equal access to internet. More from Bloomberg: The ruling is a win for Alphabet Inc.’s Google, online video provider Netflix Inc. and others who championed the notion of an open...

Obama Condemns ‘Most Deadly Shooting in American History’ as FBI Opens Probe

June 12, 2016 This article has been updated. “Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history,” President Obama said as he addressed the nation from the White House in the aftermath of an attack in an Orlando nightclub in the early hours of Sunday that left about 50 people dead and another...

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...