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Marina Koren

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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Meet Hurricane Arthur, Your July Fourth Party Crasher

July 3, 2014 Arthur is growing up so fast. The tropical storm graduated to a hurricane Thursday, picking up speed and strength as it moves north up the coast of the United States. Arthur, the first hurricane of the season, is not expected to be a very strong one, but it sure looks...

The Red Panda That Escaped From the National Zoo Last Year Is Now a Father

July 2, 2014 This time last year, Rusty was a different panda. In late June of 2013, the red panda escaped from his home at Smithsonian's National Zoo and fled to D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood. Rusty had arrived at the zoo just a few weeks earlier, and his caretakers were planning to breed...

Putin Is Ignoring Kerry's Warning on Ukraine

July 1, 2014 Last week, John Kerry said that Russia needed to pull back in Ukraine in a matter of "hours, literally." But more than 100 hours later, Russia has done no such thing. The secretary of State delivered the order to de-escalate within hours, paired with a warning of future U.S. action,...

Obama Met a Giant, Talking Robot Giraffe at the White House Today

June 18, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What's 17 feet tall, weighs 2,200 pounds and has a British accent? This robotic giraffe that President Obama met at the White House on Wednesday. The giraffe, created by Lindsay Lawlor of San Diego, was on the South Lawn as part of the first-ever Maker Faire, an innovations gathering of...

Obama: Iraq Will Need More Help

June 12, 2014 In the last few months, a militant group has swept across Iraq, taking over city after city. Baghdad may be next, and Washington is, for now, watching it happen in shock. President Obama spoke to reporters briefly Thursday afternoon about the worsening situation in the country. "What we've seen over...

Americans Like Hillary Clinton a Lot Less Now Than When She Was Secretary of State

June 11, 2014 Most people like Hillary Clinton. They've named her as their "most admired woman" 18 times. And her favorability rating, which has dropped 5 points since February, remains positive, according to a new Gallup Poll. But Americans liked Clinton a lot better when she was secretary of State, before she became...

The U.S. Is Sending Military Advisers to Ukraine

June 6, 2014 U.S. military advisers are heading to Ukraine, the Air Force Times reports. The small team will be there to assess "mid- and long-term needs for defense reform," a Pentagon official tells Chuck Vinch. The White House has slowly been rolling out its assistance to Ukraine since early March, including a...

Obama on Bergdahl Swap: I Make No Apologies

June 5, 2014 An American soldier's release from Taliban captivity first drew celebration, then criticism, and now, a lot of confusion. The White House, however, knows where it stands. "We do not leave anybody wearing the American uniform behind. We had a prisoner of war whose health had deteriorated, and we were deeply...

Snowden: I Wasn’t a ‘Low-Level’ Employee at NSA

June 3, 2014 Almost a year after Edward Snowden revealed himself as the man who blew the whistle on the National Security Agency, some people are still wondering how he had access to so many classified intelligence documents. After all, Snowden was young. He was just a contractor. "How did a 29-year-old have...

Edward Snowden: I Had More Access Than Almost Any Other Official in the Intelligence Community

June 3, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Almost a year after Edward Snowden revealed himself as the man who blew the whistle on the National Security Agency, some people are still wondering how he had access to so many classified intelligence documents. After all, Snowden was young. He was just a contractor. "How did a 29-year-old have...