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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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All Clear at Fort Lee Army Base After Report of Shooter

August 25, 2014 Fort Lee officials have given the all clear after a shooter was reported at the Virginia army base on Monday, the local NBC affiliate reports. A post on the base's Facebook page Monday morning read: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s);...

Obama: ISIL 'Has No Place in the 21st Century'

August 20, 2014 "Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley," President Obama said at a press conference Wednesday in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Obama proceeded to condemn the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militants responsible for American journalist James Foley's death, in the harshest possible...

John Kerry: ISIL 'Must Be Destroyed'

August 20, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry vehemently condemned the Islamist militant group responsible for American journalist James Foley's death. "The world must know that the United States of America will never back down in the face of such evil," he said in a lengthy statement, released Wednesday afternoon after President Obama...

The White House Must Now Respond to This Petition About Michael Brown’s Death

August 20, 2014 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...