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Marina Koren Marina Koren is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the news editor at National Journal.
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'Running on Fumes,' Dallas Police Chief Says 'We're All on Edge'

July 11, 2016 The Dallas Police Department will review more than 170 hours of footage from body cameras worn by police at a demonstration against police violence last week where a sniper killed five officers and injured nine more, the department’s chief said Monday. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a news...

The U.S. Military's Welcome for Transgender Troops

June 30, 2016 The U.S. military will allow transgender people to serve openly in the military for the first time in U.S. history. “This is the right thing to do for our people and for the force,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday. “We’re talking about talented Americans who are serving with...

Ex-Virginia Governor's Conviction Overturned

June 27, 2016 The Supreme Court on Monday overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell in a unanimous decision. McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, were indicted on federal corruption charges in January 2014, near the end of his gubernatorial term. Prosecutors accused the couple of accepting more...

NASA Is Trying to Figure Out Why its New Inflatable Space House Won't Expand

May 26, 2016 When you’re trying to deploy new technology in outer space that resembles—in the least scientific terms—a bounce house, there’s no room for error. That’s why NASA on Thursday temporarily abandoned its plans to deploy an inflatable module attached to the International Space Station. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is...

Iraq Is Trying to Fight a War Around 50,000 Civilians in Fallujah

May 26, 2016 Several days after Iraqi military forces launched an offensive against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, thousands of civilians in the city are at “extreme risk,” the United Nations said Thursday. “We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can’t,” said...

Meet the Highest-Ranking Openly Gay Military Official in U.S. History

May 18, 2016 In January of this year, Eric Fanning testified before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the next secretary of the Army. The line of questioning from lawmakers was standard for hearings with military officials these days. Is the United States winning the war against ISIS?...

Who Is Left at Guantanamo?

May 17, 2016 On January 20, 2016, Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir stood with shackles on his ankles, wrists, and waist at the bottom of a ramp leading up to a U.S. Air Force cargo plane. The plane was going to take him, along with two other Guantanamo Bay prisoners, to an undisclosed southern...

The International Space Station's Odometer Hits 100,000 Orbits

May 16, 2016 The International Space Station has made its 100,000th orbit around the Earth. The orbital station has now traveled about 2.6 billion miles since its launch in 1998, or “roughly the distance between Earth and Neptune” and the “equivalent of about 10 round trips between Earth and Mars at the average...

The Detainee With No Country—And the 79 Others Still at Guantanamo

May 13, 2016 On January 20, 2016, Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir stood with shackles on his ankles, wrists, and waist at the bottom of a ramp leading up to a U.S. Air Force cargo plane. The plane was going to take him, along with two other Guantanamo Bay prisoners, to an undisclosed southern...

The First Infantry Women of the U.S. Marines

May 12, 2016 The U.S. Marine Corps has allowed two female service members to join the infantry, marking the first time women will hold jobs in the combat force. The Marines have approved one woman to become a rifleman and another to become a machine gunner, The Military Times reported Monday. Both women...

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