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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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Carter on Cancer: 'I'm Ready For Anything'

August 20, 2015 Jimmy Carter is ready for his first cancer treatment. “I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” the former president told reporters Thursday during a press conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Carterannounced last week that doctors discovered a small mass on his liver during a recent surgery, and that...

Manning Is In Trouble For Violating Prison Rules for Magazines, Books

August 19, 2015 Last month, prison officials discovered contraband in Chelsea Manning’s cell: books and magazines considered to be “prohibited reading material.” Her potential punishment? Solitary confinement. On Tuesday night, Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted in 2013 of giving classified government information to WikiLeaks, tweeted the punishment a prison board handed her for...

Smithsonian Raises $700,000 on Kickstarter to Save Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

August 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How much is Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit worth? If crowdsourcing is a good measure, more than $700,000. More than 9,000 people have donated that much to a Kickstarter campaign by the Smithsonian Institution to “Reboot the Suit” and conserve the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission in...

White House Announces Program to Combat Heroin Use

August 17, 2015 Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of people dying from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. almost quadrupled. This dramatic increase, as well as a spike in heroin use, is why the White Houseintroduced Monday a $5 million program aimed at curbing heroin use and trafficking. Half of the money will...

Spotify May Have Lost Music's Biggest Star, But It Gained the President

August 14, 2015 What is President Obama listening to while vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard this week? Otis Redding, Justin Timberlake and a little bit of salsa, according to the #POTUSPlaylist, released Friday on Spotify, the music-streaming service. The list, divided into daytime and nighttime playlists, includes 40 of Obama’s “favorite songs for the...

Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

August 13, 2015 Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he has cancer. “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” he wrote in a statement posted on the Carter Center’s website. Carter, who is 90, had surgery to remove a “small mass” from...

After the Toxic Spill, Colorado's Animas River Was Orange for Days

August 12, 2015 It looked Photoshopped, but it was definitely real: A river in Colorado flowed orange. Last week, a cleanup crew from the Environmental Protection Agency working along the Animas River in southwestern Colorado accidentally broke through a dam, causing a nearby abandoned mine to spew 3 million gallons of wastewater into...

Here Are The Most Interesting Things We Learned About Pluto This Week From NASA

July 16, 2015 In 2006, several months after New Horizons launched into space, Pluto stopped being a planet. That was according to the world's top astronomers, who said the celestial body failed to meetone of the requirements of being classified as a planet: having enough mass to clear its orbit of other bodies...

Jim Webb Announces He is Running for President

July 2, 2015 The total number of Democratic presidential candidates just grew to five: Jim Webb is in. "After many months of thought, deliberation, and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States," wrote the former senator from Virginia at the start of an email to...

No Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, Officials Say

July 2, 2015 After being on lockdown for hours, the U.S. Navy confirmed that no shooting took place Thursday morning at the Washington Navy Yard, after reports of an incident there. In a press conference late Thursday morning, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said that a Navy Yard employee reported at approximately 7:29 a.m....