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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

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Articles by Kellan Howell

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Bernie Sanders unveils plan to break up Wall Street banks

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce new legislation to break up Wall Street banks and prevent them from using the the House-passed spending bill to engage in the kind of investments that led to the 2008 financial crisis. Published December 13, 2014

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)

Islamic State hands out rules for sex slaves in Iraq

The Islamic State has made clear its justification for the rape and enslavement of non-Muslim women and children with a color-printed pamphlet "Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom," being distributed in Mosul. Published December 13, 2014

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Pope Francis: All dogs go to heaven

There's a spot for man's best friend in heaven, according to Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. Published December 13, 2014

Protestors carry signs and chant slogans in front of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia late Saturday night, Nov. 22, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va. The protest, the most well-attended of several throughout the day, was in response to the university's reaction to an alleged sexual assault of a student revealed in a recent Rolling Stone article. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Ryan M. Kelly)

Rolling Stone quietly alters apology on U.Va. fraternity rape story

Accusations of a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity party crumbled over the weekend, after Rolling Stone magazine publicly backed away from its reporting and then quietly revised its own apology amid further outcry. Published December 8, 2014

University President Teresa Sullivan speaks during a board of visitors meeting about sexual assault at the University of Virginia on Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014 in Charlottsville, Va. The meeting comes after Rolling Stone published an article describing a woman's account of a brutal gang rape, and what the magazine called a hidden culture of sexual violence at the school. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Ryan M. Kelly)

Rolling Stone backs off on explosive U.Va. rape article charges

The explosive account in Rolling Stone of a brutal gang rape at University of Virginia fraternity lost more credibility Friday as the fraternity '"vehemently" challenged key facts in the story and the magazine’s editor expressed doubts about the key source and apologized for “discrepancies.” Published December 5, 2014