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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

Police stand guard near a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A gunman opened fire at the clinic on Friday, authorities said, wounding multiple people. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

FBI warned of Planned Parenthood attacks months ago

For the past several months, law enforcement has been wary of people potentially targeting reproductive health clinics -- specifically Planned Parenthood locations -- after the FBI sent out an intelligence bulletin to police departments nationwide with that warning. Published November 28, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to the media during his and France's President Francois Hollande news conference following the talks in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.Putin and visiting French President Francois Hollande agreed to share intelligence information and cooperate on selecting targets in the fight against the Islamic State group, raising hope for closer ties between Moscow and the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group following the Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

Putin: U.S. knew flight path of jet downed in Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the U.S. had received information of the flight path of one of it's jets in Syria before it was downed by Turkish forces on the border. Published November 27, 2015

The Golden Hammer.

Thanksgiving dinner 'specialty crops' brought to you by your tax dollars

The American Farm Bureau Federation said this week that the cost of the average Thanksgiving meal reached its highest amount ever this year, topping $50 for a family of 10. But most Americans might be surprised to know that they also pay for their holiday dinners with their taxes. Published November 26, 2015