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Jana Winter

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Arlington, VA, United States

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  • Cashay
  • The Boston Globe
  • Foreign Policy
  • The Daily Beast
  • The Intercept

Past articles by Jana:

Exclusive: FBI warned over summer that pandemic was reenergizing militia movement

Almost four months before the FBI arrested six men plotting to kidnap Michigan’s governor, the bureau warned local and state law enforcement about a surge in militia extremists seeking to target government officials, particularly those they blamed for pandemic restrictions. → Read More

Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and Texas

While President Trump touted improvements in the coronavirus pandemic in the hard-hit Sun Belt states, the CDC warned that nine of the nation’s top 10 growing hot spots are in Florida and Texas, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News. → Read More

Homeland Security claims 'drug trafficking' groups are using George Floyd protests as cover

Homeland Security is claiming “drug trafficking organizations” are using the George Floyd protests as a facade for criminal activity, prompting law enforcement to respond with nonlethal weapons, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News. → Read More

As meat-processing factories struggle to reopen, govt. documents warn of shortages

As COVID-19 ravages meatpacking plants throughout the country, beef and pork options are dwindling in grocery stores. → Read More

Document reveals Secret Service has 11 current virus cases, as concerns about Trump’s staff grow

This report comes as a pair of cases among White House staffers close to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have put the West Wing’s coronavirus security procedures in the spotlight. → Read More

A night at Trump's D.C. hotel, the GOP hot spot emptied by coronavirus

What's it like to spend a night at the Trump International Hotel, the president's flagship property, facing economic ruin amid the coronavirus pandemic? → Read More

Coronavirus may cause some food shortages, says government document

The nation could begin to see food shortages for some products if the people working on the supply chain lack personal protective equipment, warns an internal Trump administration document obtained by Yahoo News. → Read More

Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'

An FBI report about China’s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. has raised alarms. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals. → Read More

Pence coronavirus memo gives questionable handshaking advice to White House staffers

In a memorandum sent to White House staffers on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence counseled that “limited interactions”—such as shaking hands—with someone who may have tested positive for the coronavirus did not require cautionary measures. → Read More

FBI warned six months ago about loophole Pensacola shooter used to obtain a gun

The owner of a third Florida gun shop told Yahoo News he does receive bulletins from the FBI office, but he could not recall the report on the hunting license loophole. → Read More

Children were told to ‘build the wall’ at White House Halloween party

A Halloween party on Oct. 25 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in D.C. featured candy, paper airplanes — and concerning for some attendees — a station where children were encouraged to help “Build the Wall” with their own personalized bricks. → Read More

Exclusive: Document reveals the FBI is tracking border protest groups as extremist organizations

The FBI is monitoring groups on the border that are protesting U.S. immigration policy, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News. → Read More

Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat

The FBI for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News. → Read More

TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers as if they may be terrorists

TSA officials said that air marshals no longer document the minor movements and behavior of these travelers, such as whether they fidget in the airport, go to the bathroom during the flight. → Read More

Hackers targeting election networks across country in lead up to midterms

The recent incidents, ranging from injections of malicious computer code to massive submissions of bogus voter registrations, have not been publicly disclosed until now. → Read More

TSA official tells Congress that Quiet Skies surveillance has yet to foil any threats

“It appears a huge waste of taxpayer dollars and a huge infringement on Americans,” said Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, who pressed TSA officials in an oversight hearing Wednesday. → Read More

TSA says air marshals don’t follow ‘ordinary’ travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ

She’s a social media for an arts and crafts company, and somehow became a target of a secret TSA surveillance program. → Read More

Homeland Security Inspector General to investigate TSA's Quiet Skies program

The inspector general’s office will examine the surveillance program’s compliance with privacy laws, its effectiveness, and more. → Read More

Lawmakers demand answers on ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program after Globe report

Teams of air marshals have compiled data on the behavior of thousands of travelers under the “Quiet Skies” program, documenting whether they chatted with others, appeared sweaty, or fidgety. → Read More

TSA is tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Air marshals are conducting a new domestic surveillance program, tracking people as they fly and move through airports. It might be illegal. → Read More