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Nike Officially Reveals the Air Force 1 Flyknit

And it'll be available soon.<p>Teaser images have been floating around the internet for a few months now, but now we get an in-depth look. Nike has finally revealed official photos of the Air Force 1 Flyknit. Pictures of the shoes—which will be released on February 4, according to reports—show a dark …

Five booksellers have gone missing in Hong Kong

A British citizen has become the latest bookseller to go missing in Hong Kong, CNN reports. Lee Bo, who co-owns a bookstore associated with a publisher of books critical of the Chinese government, disappeared last week.<p>Lee is the fifth bookseller from Causeway Bay Books, associated with the …

Threat that shut down the entire LA school system was most likely a hoax: federal officials

The federal officials, who asked not to be identified, echoed an assessment by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton that the decision in Los Angeles was an "over reaction" and that New York had received a similar threat.<p>Also on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that a member of …

United States

The Uproar Over 2 U.S. Visa Programs, Explained

The “visa waiver” and the “fiancé visa” programs have come under intense scrutiny since recent terror attacks. Here’s why.<p>Widespread fear after the ISIS-led terrorist attack in Paris and the ISIS-inspired shooting in San Bernardino has caused U.S. lawmakers to scrutinize the paths through which …

A Photographer Looks Back on the Horrors of the Bosnian War

We talked to legendary photojournalist Ron Haviv about his experience documenting the trauma and atrocities of the Bosnian War.<p><i>As a young photojournalist in 1991, I set off for Yugoslavia, as rumors of the country's imminent implosion were beginning to circulate. Upon arrival, I took a train bound</i> …

Ted Cruz Proposes Three-Year Ban on Refugees From Islamic State- and Al Qaeda-Controlled Countries, Refuses to Attack Trump

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz outlined Tuesday three pieces of legislation he thinks will keep Americans safe from threats by the Islamic State exploiting an influx of Syrian refugees — and dodged every opportunity to attack Donald Trump over GOP front-runner’s widely derided plan to …

Pakistan woman in California shooting attended troubled university

MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Security officials have been closely monitoring a university in east Pakistan attended by Tashfeen Malik, the woman involved in last week’s mass shooting in California, because of concerns that Islamist militancy was taking hold there.<p>Tashfeen Malik is pictured in this …

Saudi Arabia

Espionage is fueling China's development of high-end weapons systems

But it isn't happening because of Chinese technological ingenuity — at least not in the usual sense. One of the principal reasons for the country's new wave of hardware, USNI notes, is Beijing's willingness to copy and steal other nations' military technology.<p>China has already created prototypes …

Military

New Whistleblower Is Behind Latest Revelations About U.S. Drone Program

Jeremy Scahill says the source believes the public has a right to know how the U.S. government decides to assassinate people.<p>NEW YORK -- Jeremy Scahill and a number of his colleagues at The Intercept published an eight-part investigation Thursday detailing the inner workings of the U.S. drone …

Surveillance