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Feds warn airlines of new shoe-bomb threat

Feds warn airlines of new shoe-bomb threat
Posted Thursday, February 20th 2014 @ 11am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Air passengers headed to the US from overseas can expect much tighter scrutiny of their shoes—and bodies—in the days and weeks to come. The Department of Homeland Security has learned of a possible new shoe-bomb plot and told airlines flying to the US to pay extra attention to passenger shoes and step up pat-downs and full-body screenings. Officials tell NBC the warning is based on "very recent intelligence," but isn't specific to any time, country, or airline.

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