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Marina Koren

Marina Koren Marina Koren is a staff correspondent at National Journal. Before joining, she covered science and history and managed social media for Smithsonian magazine. Her writing has previously appeared in Psychology Today, Popular Mechanics and The News Journal, Delaware's main daily newspaper. Marina graduated from the University of Delaware with degrees in English and psychology. She served as editor-in-chief of the independent student newspaper, The Review. Marina is from Verona, N.J.
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The White House Must Now Respond to This Petition About Michael Brown’s Death

10:53 AM ET An online petition created five days ago in response to Michael Brown's death has surpassed the number of signatures required for an official response from the White House. A petition posted to We the People, a section of whitehouse.gov, calling for a "Mike Brown law" accrued 125,870 signatures by Tuesday ...

Obama on Ferguson: There's a 'Gulf of Mistrust' Between People and Police

August 19, 2014 President Obama addressed on Monday the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., where protests over the police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown have unfurled into their second week. "It's clear that the vast majority of people are peacefully protesting. What's also clear is that a small minority of individuals are not," ...

FAA Declares No-Fly Zone Over St. Louis Suburb

August 13, 2014 Three days after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old man, tensions are high in the St. Louis suburb where it happened, prompting the federal government to get more involved. President Obama released a statement late Tuesday afternoon, calling the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, ...

Why the Pentagon Announced the U.S. Airstrike in Iraq in a Tweet

August 11, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow No press briefing by the Pentagon is expected on Friday. But there may be tweets. The Pentagon press secretary announced Friday that U.S. forces launched an airstrike against Islamic militants in Iraq, using just 132 characters and giving Twitter the news of the United States' reengagement in that country first. ...

Why the Pentagon Announced the U.S. Airstrike in Iraq in a Tweet

August 8, 2014 No press briefing by the Pentagon is expected on Friday. But there may be tweets. The Pentagon press secretary announced Friday that U.S. forces launched an airstrike against Islamic militants in Iraq, using just 132 characters and giving Twitter the news of the United States' reengagement in that country first. ...

Obama to Iraq: 'America Is Coming to Help'

August 8, 2014 The United States has authorized the use of targeted military airstrikes and carried out a humanitarian operation in northern Iraq, President Obama said Thursday night. The aid mission dropped by aircraft 5,300 gallons of fresh drinking water and 8,000 meals ready-to-eat to thousands of Iraqis who have been stranded atop ...

The CDC Is Using Twitter to Explain Ebola to the Masses

August 5, 2014 When Kent Brantly, an American doctor suffering from Ebola, was flown from Liberia to Atlanta last week, he became the first person to be treated for the virus in the United States. His arrival made many people nervous. After all, the Ebola virus, one of the deadliest pathogens known to ...

CDC Uses Twitter to Explain Ebola to the Masses

August 5, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Kent Brantly, an American doctor suffering from Ebola, was flown from Liberia to Atlanta last week, he became the first person to be treated for the virus in the United States. His arrival made many people nervous. After all, the Ebola virus, one of the deadliest pathogens known to ...

Obama Bashes Congress Over Gridlock

August 1, 2014 In a last-minute press conference at the White House Friday, President Obama hit congressional Republicans for not passing an emergency border funding bill and for, as he sees it, keeping Congress unproductive. "We all agree that there's a problem that needs to be solved in a portion of our southern ...

The CDC Just Raised Its Warning Level for U.S. Travel to Three African Countries

July 31, 2014 The risk that the Ebola virus, which doctors can't treat or cure, could reach the United States from West Africa is small. But American officials are starting to think it's better to be safe than sorry. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its warning level for ...