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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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Police Arrest Secret Service Officer for Sending Naked Photos to Cop Posing as a Teenager

November 13, 2015 A Secret Service officer assigned to the White House was recently arrested for sending naked pictures of himself to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, CNN reported Thursday—another big hit to the agency’s beleaguered public image. The officer, Lee Robert Moore, 37, allegedly sent the photos through a mobile...

Two NASA Astronauts Embark on Their First Spacewalks

October 28, 2015 There are six people in space, according to this handy tracker. Two of them are really, really in space: Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren are conducting their first-ever spacewalks, dangling by cords from the International Space Station as it hurtles around the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per hour....

Astronauts Mark Midpoint in One-Year Spaceflight

September 15, 2015 Today marks the midpoint of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko’s one-year stay at the International Space Station. For the U.S., the yearlong mission is a first. It’s going to help scientists study what happens to the human body during long spaceflights, and they have a pretty...

The Return of Kim Davis

September 14, 2015 Kim Davis is back in the office, and she hasn’t changed her mind. "Effective immediately, and until an accommodation is provided, by those with the authority to provide it, any marriage license issued by my office will not be issued or authorized by me," she said Monday, NPR reported. The...

World Trade Center Materials Have Been Memorialized in All 50 States

September 11, 2015 When the Twin Towers came down 14 years ago, about 200,000 tons of steel slammed into the ground. In the months after, rescuers searched through the debris and the mangled metal, looking for those who survived and those who didn’t. Every day, hundreds of trucks carried rubble out of the...

NASA Proposes Next Mission for New Horizons: Beyond Pluto

August 31, 2015 Now that the New Horizons craft has cruised past Pluto, it's time for the next adventure: heading to 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object nearly a billion miles beyond the beloved dwarf planet. At least that's what the NASA team wants to do. Per NASA policy, researchers must first...

NASA’s Next Frontier: A Billion Miles Beyond Pluto

August 31, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Now that the New Horizons craft has cruised past Pluto, it's time for the next adventure: heading to 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object nearly a billion miles beyond the beloved dwarf planet. At least that's what the NASA team wants to do. Per NASA policy, researchers must first...

Trump Proves Again That He's Not Apologizing For Anything Soon

August 26, 2015 Donald Trump apologizes to no one. Not even to Roger Ailes. The head of Fox News on Tuesday demanded an apology from the real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate for his tweetstorm Monday night against Fox News host Megyn Kelly. “Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he...

FDA and the True Meaning of Mayonnaise

August 25, 2015 What’s in a name? That which we call mayonnaise by any other name would taste as real. Not true, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The regulatory agency recently sent a warning letter to the makers of Just Mayo, a vegan mayonnaise spread. The product from Hampton Creek Foods...

Here's What It Takes to Become an Army Ranger

August 21, 2015 Until this week, there was one very important requirement for becoming an Army Ranger: You had to be a man. On Friday, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver became thefirst women to earn the coveted black-and-yellow tab when they graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School alongside 94...