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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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Here’s Your Primer For The Ukrainian Presidential Election

May 23, 2014 It has been a long five months in Ukraine, and you've probably heard a lot about it. Its president was ousted after violent street protests, Russia took over an entire chunk of its territory, and separatist groups have wreaked havoc in its cities to the east. On Sunday, all of...

Obama Vows to Hold Veterans Affairs Employees Accountable if Allegations Are True

May 21, 2014 President Obama promised punishment for Veterans Affairs Department employees who are found to be involved in the growing scandal over lengthy wait times for and falsified documents of veterans' medical care. "When I hear allegations of misconduct, any misconduct, whether it's allegations of VA staff covering up long wait times...

What's Going to Happen to the International Space Station?

May 14, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday that, in response to American sanctions imposed after its annexation of Crimea, his country would ban the United States from the International Space Station after 2020. "The Russian segment can exist independently from the American one," he said. "The U.S. one cannot."...

Why the U.S. Needs an Ambassador to the North Pole

May 5, 2014 It sounds like a joke at first. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rick Larsen introduced a bill last week to establish a U.S. ambassador-at-large for Arctic affairs. In other words, someone to represent the nation at the North Pole. The wisecracks are boundless. Could this create a power struggle with Santa...

Ukraine Crisis Has Triggered Unprecedented Spying From the Sky

May 1, 2014 The level of intel about where Russian troops are or aren't these days is pretty murky. Moscow says not one troop is stationed near eastern Ukraine. Satellite imagery and grainy photographs show otherwise. It's all big mess. Such global-scale uncertainty has led several countries to take to the skies to...

The Number of Measles Cases This Year Is Already Troubling -- and It's Only April

April 25, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the decade after measles was largely eradicated in the United States in 2000, the number of reported cases of the highly contagious disease hovered around 60 each year. But since 2010, the annual number has shot up to 155, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And...

People Are Already Pawning White House Easter Eggs on eBay

April 21, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Let's say you just spent a sunny morning at the White House, watching your kids jab at brightly colored eggs with a wooden spoon, scooting them down the perfectly manicured South Lawn. You posed for photos with the Easter Bunny, and maybe caught a glimpse of the president in the...

This 67-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Is Headed to Space

April 14, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth. Now, 67 million years later, one of them is leaving it. Microorganisms from a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil skeleton nicknamed Sue will be launched into space on Monday, headed for the International Space Station. The microbe paenibacillus mucilaginosus, now found in agriculture fertilizers, was collected from...

5 Photos That Show Russia’s Buildup Along Ukraine Border

April 10, 2014 There has been no evidence in recent weeks that Russia plans to withdraw its troops from the border of Ukraine. But there is evidence—photographic proof—of its growing presence in the region. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is using satellite imagery to keep tabs on Russian military movement in several cities...

Is It Time for the U.S. to Partner With China in Space?

April 9, 2014 Only three countries have ever managed to launch humans into space: the United States, Russia and China. The U.S., however, hasn't done so for three years since the retirement of its space-shuttle program, and NASA pays Russia $70 million a seat to send its astronauts to the International Space Station....