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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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Obama to Visit Flint Wednesday

May 4, 2016 President Obama will travel Wednesday to Flint, Michigan, a city whose lead-tainted drinking water has made it a symbol of crumbling infrastructure. It'll be Pres Obama's 18th visit to Michigan today but first to Flint, fo hear about the response to & impact of the lead-tainted water. — Mark Knoller...

An American Service Member Is Killed in Iraq

May 3, 2016 A U.S. service member has been killed near Irbil, Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed on Tuesday. "It is a combat death, of course,” Carter said in Stuttgart, Germany, where is he for a NATO meeting. “And a very sad loss.” Separately, Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led mission in Iraq,...

North Korea Sentences an American to 10 Years in Prison

April 29, 2016 North Korea sentenced a Seoul-born U.S. citizen to 10 years of hard labor for alleged subversion and espionage activities, Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency, reported Friday. Xinhua, one of the few foreign news organizations with a bureau in Pyongyang, reported that Kim Dong-chul of Fairfax, Virginia, “was charged with plotting...

U.S. Forces Are Syria-Bound

April 25, 2016 Up to 250 U.S. troops, including Special Forces, will join the Special Forces already in Syria to train and assist local fighters combating ISIS, President Obama said Monday in Hannover, Germany. “Make no mistake, these terrorists will learn the lessons others before them have, which is: Your hatred is no...

The Growing Cost of North Carolina's HB2

April 22, 2016 Adam Silver, the league’s commissioner, made his comments with reporters on Thursday. Adam Silver says the NBA has been clear that if the status quo in North Carolina remains in place the All-Star Game would have to be moved. — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) April 21, 2016 Among other things, HB2,...

U.S. Troops, Apache Helicopters Are Being Sent to Iraq to Fight in Mosul

April 18, 2016 The announcement came as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced stop in Iraq on Monday. The Associated Press adds: Of the additional troops, most would be Army special forces, who have been used throughout the anti-Islamic State campaign to advise and assist the Iraqis. The remainder would include...

U.S. Ships Conduct Patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea

April 14, 2016 Defense Secretary Ash Carter said U.S. ships had already conducted patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, which China claims almost in its entirety. And, he added, U.S. troops and military equipment would be sent on regular rotations to the Philippines. Stars and Stripes reported that the two...

Deutsche Bank Joins Boycott of North Carolina Over LGBT Law

April 12, 2016 The German banking giant joins PayPal, other companies, as well as musical acts who are boycotting the state over a law that ends protections for gays, lesbians, and transgender people. #DeutscheBank freezes job expansion plans in #NorthCarolina due to state-wide legislation #HB2 https://t.co/34hh3v1sVg — Deutsche Bank (@DeutscheBank) April 12, 2016...

Deadly Shootings at Lackland Air Force Base

April 8, 2016 James Keith, a spokesman for the Bexar County, Texas, sheriff, said two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at the U.S. Air Force Base in San Antonio. Earlier, the department tweeted: We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base, deputies are still inside the building — Bexar County...

The Shooting at the Capitol

March 28, 2016 This article has been updated. A gunman who drew and pointed a weapon at the Capitol Visitor Center’s northern screening facility was shot Monday, said Matthew R. Verderosa, the U.S. Capitol Police’s chief of police, prompting a lockdown of the Capitol Complex. Verderosa called the incident the “act of a...