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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering defense and national security. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, 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

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The singer’s hotly anticipated new album, "25," is out Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Adele: Sarah Palin helped jump-start my success

Grammy award-winning British singer Adele says she attributed some of her success to a surprising source from the world of conservative American politics: Sarah Palin Published November 21, 2015

Officials at Henderson State University in Arkansas are defending signs that were recently posted on campus that ban sagging pants, despite complaints that they unfairly target black students. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Miss. town rolls out 'pull up your pants' signs

Local authorities in Laurel, Mississippi, are putting up signs in their community asking young people to pull up their baggy pants when they are out in public. Published November 21, 2015

FILE - This undated photo provided by Paramount Home Entertainment shows Owen Wilson, left, and Ben Stiller during a scene from "Zoolander."   (AP Photo/Paramount Home Entertainment)   **NO SALES**

Petition calls for 'Zoolander 2' boycott over 'cartoonish' trans character

"Zoolander 2," the highly anticipated sequel to the 2001 hit comedy flick about male models and the fashion industry, doesn't arrive in theaters until next year, but LGBTQ activists are already up in arms about the Ben Stiller film after the trailer was released this week. Published November 21, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to media at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, during a news conference with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

State Department spent $36.5 million polling foreigners' opinions

Would you spend money to find out what people in Spain think about their medical insurance or what people in Austria think about their government? That's exactly what the federal government has been doing, using millions of Americans' tax dollars. Published November 19, 2015