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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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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...

Here's What Female Veterans in Congress Think About Women in Combat

December 4, 2015 You know who never doubted that women could serve in combat jobs? Women who’ve actually served in combat jobs. “I didn’t lose my legs in a bar fight,” said Tammy Duckworth, one of the first Army women to fly combat missions during the Iraq War, after the Pentagon announced Thursday...

What the Female Veterans in Congress Think About Women in Combat

December 4, 2015 You know who never doubted that women could serve in combat jobs? Women who’ve actually served in combat jobs. “I didn’t lose my legs in a bar fight,” said Tammy Duckworth, one of the first Army women to fly combat missions during the Iraq War, after the Pentagonannounced Thursday that...