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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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Obama's New Year's Resolution on Gun Violence

January 4, 2016 President Obama said Friday that he would meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday “to discuss our options” on executive action for stricter gun regulation. The president said in his weekly radio address that his New Year’s resolution is “to move forward on our unfinished business as much as...

Why a Group of Armed Men Took Over a Federal Wildlife Refuge Building

January 3, 2016 A few days ago, Ammon Bundy wrote a Facebook post urging people to pray for the Hammonds, two Oregon ranchers facing prison time for arson. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1 fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));...

The Heightened Security for New Year’s Eve Around the World

December 31, 2015 As people around the world prepare to ring in the new year, their governments and police forces have increased security measures at celebrations and gatherings or canceled them altogether amid fears of terrorist attacks. The heightened holiday security comes after deadly assaults in Paris and San Bernardino in recent months,...

A Foiled New Year’s Eve Terrorist Plot in Turkey

December 31, 2015 Police in Turkey said Wednesday they had foiled a potential New Year’s Eve attack by suspected Islamic State militants on the country’s capital. The Ankara prosecutor’s office said police detained two men who were believed to be planning suicide attacks in Ankara during New Year celebrations. The men were apprehended...

The FDA Releases New Policy on Blood Donations From Gay Men

December 21, 2015 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will remove the country’s longtime policy barring all gay and bisexual men from donating blood, the agency said Monday. The FDA announced on its website that it would lift the blanket ban on these individuals “to reflect the most current scientific evidence.” The policy...

Prosecutors Announce First Charges in the San Bernardino Shooting

December 18, 2015 Federal agents arrested on Thursday a friend of one of the San Bernardino shooters who prosecutors say purchased assault weapons that were used in the deadly attack this month. The FBI arrested Enrique Marquez, 24, a longtime friend and former neighbor of Syed Rizwan Farook, the man who, along with...

Obama Says of San Bernardino: 'We Are in a New Phase of Terrorism'

December 17, 2015 President Obama visited Thursday the federal agency that has the task of analyzing all U.S. intelligence on terrorism as part of a weeks-long effort to calm a nervous public following deadly attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, and elsewhere. “At this moment, our intelligence and counterterrorism professionals do not have any...

Connecticut Governor's Executive Order on Guns

December 11, 2015 Connecticut’s governor announced Thursday he would sign an executive order that would ban people on federal “watch lists” from buying firearms. “Like all Americans, I have been horrified by the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris,” Dannel Malloy said at a news conference. “This should be a wake-up...

Carter Will Consider Sending Advisers, Helicopters to Ramadi to Fight ISIS

December 9, 2015 A day ago, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces seized one of the Islamic State’s operations centers on the outskirts of Ramadi, the Iraqi city that has been under the group’s control since spring. The recapture was a significant achievement in the battle to wrest neighborhoods in and around Ramadi from the Islamic...

Obama Speaks on San Bernardino: 'This Was an Act of Terrorism'

December 7, 2015 President Obama called a mass shooting in California this week “an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.” He spoke from a lectern in the Oval Office on Sunday, flanked by framed photographs of his wife and daughters on the desk behind him. Obama said that investigators do not...