The Unexplained Disappearance of Dahlia Yehia

A 25-year-old American traveled to Nepal to volunteer after the earthquake. She found a friendly host on She was never heard from again.

The Cable

FBI Recommends No Charges For Clinton in Email Case

FBI chief James Comey blasts Clinton’s “extremely careless” handling of classified material, but finds no evidence she or her aides intentionally broke the law.


A French Terrorist Killed Two People, Then Bragged About it on Facebook Live

Larossi Abballa live-streamed the aftermath of his home invasion and murder of two police officials in France.


Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military

The president’s "light footprint" approach to war has relied on thousands of Americans paid to fight — and die — in the shadows.


China’s ‘Guam Killers’ Threaten U.S. Anchor Base in Pacific

Advances in Chinese missile technology are putting the big American base, formerly a sanctuary, in range of attacks.


How to Invade Your Own Privacy So the Government Doesn’t Have To

In 2002, the FBI mistakenly identified Hasan Elahi as a terrorist. Since then, he’s offered free self-surveillance, posting more than 80,000 pictures online for the bureau — and the world — to see.


Fear This Man

To spies, David Vincenzetti is a salesman. To tyrants, he is a savior. How the Italian mogul built a hacking empire.


China’s Got Nuclear Power Plans for its Fake Islands

China’s planned fleet of floating nuclear reactors could give extra military punch to its buildup in the South China Sea -- and could create a whole new slate of environmental and safety worries.

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