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Jana Winter

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Arlington, VA, United States

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Past articles by Jana:

Exclusive: TSA report saw low risk of a terrorist attack on mass transit 2 weeks before New York subway shooting

Tuesday's attack on the New York City subway came two weeks after the Transportation Security Administration issued an annual mass transit threat assessment that concluded the threat to mass transit and rail systems for 2022 was “low.” → Read More

Federal officials to monitor Washington anti-vaccine-mandate rally for potential violence and extremist activity

Federal law enforcement in Washington, D.C., have been closely monitoring social media for signs of potential violence and extremist activity ahead of a large demonstration against vaccine mandates this weekend, according to documents obtained by Yahoo News. → Read More

The Postal Service is running a 'covert operations program' that monitors Americans' social media posts

The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News. → Read More

Exclusive: White House preparing order for enhanced airport screenings for Ebola

The Biden administration is moving forward with plans to screen airline passengers from two African countries arriving in the U.S. for Ebola, which will involve sending them to one of about a half-dozen designated airports, Yahoo News has learned. → Read More

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