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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.

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…

‘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

Rev. Willie Barrow, front-line civil rights fighter, dies - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — Barrow had been hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in her lung and died early Thursday, said fellow activist the Rev. Michael Pfleger. "She's one of those icons in the movement we've been able to hold onto for a long time, to learn from, to be loved by, to be challenged by," Pfleger said.

Former Guantanamo detainee working as Islamic State recruiter killed by U.S. drone strike

thestar.com — WASHINGTON - During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan.

5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay?

cjonline.com — By Nedra PicklerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out.

Obama to propose tax increase on wealthiest Americans

thestar.com — WASHINGTON-U.S. President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

Is Elizabeth Warren running for president? Don't believe her denials.

theatlantic.com — Elizabeth Warren today told Fortune magazine that she won't run for president. If Warren stands by that decision, she'll do a tremendous disservice to her principles and her party. Warren is the only person standing between the Democrats and an uncontested Hillary Clinton nomination. She has already made clear what she thinks of the Clintons.
Jan 13, 2015

By ruling out a run for the Democratic presidential nomination, Elizabeth Warren disserved her party and principles theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Jan 13, 2015

"What does Clinton bring to this contest that she didn’t bring to the contest she lost in 2008?” theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Jan 13, 2015

“Few presidential candidates have had more connections to America’s wealthiest people than Hillary Clinton.” theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Jan 13, 2015

Are Dems really content to fight 16 on the slogan, “My husband’s job creation record was better than your brother’s”? theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Jan 13, 2015

RT @davidfrum: Are Dems really content to fight 16 on the slogan, “My husband’s job creation record was better than your brother’s”? theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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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

Jul 25, 2015

RT @kdombsadof: Where else can you see 1950s Kittens & WWI footage, a guide to @AP's historical videos online wpo.st/owzR0 http:/…

Jun 21, 2015

RT @AP: PHOTO: People join hands against the backdrop of an American flag as thousands of marchers meet in Charleston: apne.ws/1IYjgUx



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