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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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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...

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...