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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.

Kellan can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Kellan Howell

Janice Clayton of Laurel Heights Methodist Church in San Antonio provides drinks to a Guatemalan family on their way from San Antonio to Los Angeles where they have family member on May 20, 2015. (Bob Owen/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Churches offer sanctuary for immigrants facing deportation

Leaders of a church-based sanctuary movement on Friday vowed to offer refuge within their houses of worship to immigrants facing deportation as the Obama administration is planning a crackdown on Central American families who entered the country illegally. Published December 26, 2015

Hackers claiming to be with the group Anonymous have taken credit for hacking a French jihadi website in retaliation for the terror attack on the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine. (YouTube) ** FILE **

Anonymous declares cyberwar against Turkey over alleged ISIS support

Hacking collective Anonymous this week claimed responsibility for a series of cyberattacks on Turkey, accusing the country of "supporting" the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria and threatening additional attacks if the alleged support continues. Published December 23, 2015

Christian evangelist Franklin Graham speaks in Erie, Pa., as part of a two-day music and evangelism festival in this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Greg Wohlford) ** FILE **

Franklin Graham quits GOP over Planned Parenthood funding

The Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, announced he is leaving the Republican Party after the GOP-led Congress passed a budget last week that continues funding for Planned Parenthood. Published December 22, 2015