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Charles Dharapak's Biography

Charles Dharapak was born in New York City and received degrees in print journalism and economics at New York University. He joined the Associated Press in 1995 as a staff photographer based in Southeast Asia. While in Bangkok he covered the Cambodian civil war and the pro-democracy movement in Burma. He later became AP’s chief photographer and photo editor in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he covered the unrest in the ...

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Stunning Photos of White House News Photographers Association 2012 Photographer of the Year Charl...

Stunning Photos of White House News Photographers Association 2012 Photographer of the Year Charl...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid gig was freelancing for a neighborhood newspaper in TriBeCa, New York. I got paid $25 for a photograph of a veterinarian.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course! Typing class was compulsory in 7th grade. Thank you New York City Public Schools system!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

The photojournalist as played by Dennis Hopper in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.

Mei Xiang Gives Birth to Third Cub at National Zoo : People.com

peoplepets.com — @maria_mercedes 08/22/2015 AT 06:25 PM EDT It's true - the National Zoo has officially gained a new baby panda. Washington D.C.'s National Zoo confirmed their their finally female panda, Mei Xiang, had given birth on Saturday at 5:34 p.m. local time.

National Zoo Giant Panda May Be Pregnant : People.com

peoplepets.com — @kbendernyc 08/20/2015 AT 03:10 PM EDT What to expect when you're expecting a baby panda ... is a little unclear. Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo is working to determine if its giant female panda, Mei Xiang, is pregnant again, reports The Smithsonian.

FAA study highlights concerns over air traffic controllers’ schedules, sleep habits

post-gazette.com — WASHINGTON - Air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has kept secret for nearly four years.
Aug 10, 2015

Air traffic controllers -- please sleep well when off duty. Thanks. Yours truly, passengers. post-gazette.com/news/nation/20…

Don't Like The New Climate Rules? Thank Congress.

huffingtonpost.com — WASHINGTON -- Critics of the Obama administration's new rules for power plant emissions have been quick to describe them as "government overreach" and " flagrantly unlawful." What they don't say is that congressional inaction and a mandate from the Supreme Court drove the regulatory process to this point.

Congressman Adam Schiff: The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Good for the United States and Israel

theatlantic.com — California Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to announce his support for the nuclear agreement on Monday. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Earlier this year, California Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told me he had serious doubts about Iran's intentions as it pursued a nuclear deal with the U.S.
Aug 03, 2015

Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intel committee, tells me why he now supports the Iran deal: theatlantic.com/international/…

Aug 03, 2015

RT @marieharf: .@RepAdamSchiff: "I could not find an alternative that would turn out in a better way than the deal": theatlantic.com/international/…

Aug 03, 2015

House Intel Cmte's top Dem Adam Schiff, who has been talking positively about Iran deal, to announce support Monday theatlantic.com/international/…

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How Medical Students Can Learn Empathy from Their Cadavers

theatlantic.com — The first-year dissection is often an experience that teaches medical students to emotionally detach from their patients. By forcing future doctors to learn about the lives of their cadavers, some medical schools are trying to reverse the effect.
Jul 28, 2015

How Medical Students Can Learn Empathy from Their Cadavers - The Atlantic theatlantic.com/health/archive…

Aug 01, 2015

RT @TheAtlantic: Why some medical students are meeting the families of people whose bodies they dissect theatln.tc/1UdP8tn pic.twitter.com/xdqg1aXEsh

‘Show more trust,’ China chides U.S. over hacking accusations

thestar.com — BEIJING-China said Friday that any allegations that it was involved in breaking into U.S. government computers are irresponsible. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing that Beijing hopes the U.S. would be "less suspicious and stop making any unverified allegations, but show more trust and participate more in co-operation."

The Elizabeth Warren Die-Hards Who Just Won't Let Go of a 2016 Dream

theatlantic.com — Forgive the skepticism, but how can that be? Warren hasn't budged in her longstanding disavowals of interest, no matter how deeply they are parsed for the possibility of a hedge.
Apr 22, 2015

RT @TheAtlantic: A vocal group of die-hards are still trying to convince Elizabeth Warren to run for president theatln.tc/1aRSzE6 pic.twitter.com/V6yWZAtJIn

Apr 22, 2015

Check out the snazzy new theatlantic.com and my piece on the Elizabeth Warren '16 fans who just won't let go theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Apr 22, 2015

Based on responses to my "Warren is winning without running" post, gonna give a big +1 to this @RussellBerman story: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Apr 22, 2015

RT @GregJKrieg: Based on responses to my "Warren is winning without running" post, gonna give a big +1 to this @RussellBerman story: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Apr 22, 2015

The Warren '16 event was designed to persuade the persuaders not to give up. It felt more like "Waiting for Godot" theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Juan Antonio Samaranch, Former I.O.C. President, Dies at 89

nytimes.com — Juan Antonio Samaranch, a dominant figure in the modern Olympic movement who over 21 years guided the Games from a period of boycotts and near bankruptcy to an era of unprecedented success and damaging scandal, died on Wednesday in his home city, Barcelona, Spain. He was 89.
Mar 24, 2015

The long-time head of the IOC was an unreformed fascist who built the organization around corruption & cronyism. nytimes.com/2010/04/22/spo…

U.S. doubts over Netanyahu may spur ‘other steps’ to peace agreement

thestar.com — JERUSALEM-U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it's impossible to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Netanyahu is prime minister, the question arises "what other steps can be taken to continue in the right direction of attaining two states for two peoples."
Mar 22, 2015

U.S. doubts over Netanyahu may spur ‘other steps’ to peace agreement on.thestar.com/1GIMsNe

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Aug 21, 2015

RT @FCCThai: "The Bangkok Bombing: What Do We Really Know?" Panel discussion on the Erawan Bombing. 19:00, Monday 24 August. fccthai.com/items/1726.html

Aug 09, 2015

Today is the 70th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bombing which left a man scarred for life. Photos by Eugene Hoshiko apne.ws/1hpQWSb

Jul 27, 2015

RT @FCCThai: "Losing the Mekong?” It’s a hot spot of biodiversity. Can it be saved? Panel discussion, 1900 Wednesday 29 July. fccthai.com/items/1706.html

Jul 27, 2015

Tonight 19:00 @FCCThai Film screening "Kathmandu, A Mirror in the Sky" - wine, tapas courtesy Spanish embassy fccthai.com/items/1696.html


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