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Israel Releases POV Video of Special Forces Raid in Gaza

Three weeks into fighting between Israel and Hamas, the two sides are releasing dueling Go Pro-style videos of their respective commando raids. On Tuesday, Hamas uploaded a video of its fighters mounting a deadly raid on an Israeli military installation from a tunnel complex. One day later, Israel released a video of Special Forces soldiers raiding a Gaza house.

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The Chinese Zoo Restaurant That Served Zoo Animals

In China, just like in the United States, people see zoos as breeding grounds for animals, not corruption. So it was with great mirth that Beijing papers announced the investigation of Xiao Shaoxiang, a former deputy director of the Beijing Zoo, suspected of embezzling $2.26 million.

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The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan to Rebuild Afghanistan

In June of 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a wholly unexpected commencement speech to the newly minted graduates of Harvard University. The United States, Marshall announced, would launch a massive reconstruction effort to rebuild Europe in the devastating aftermath of World War II. The subsequent effort, the Marshall Plan, put Europe back on the path to prosperity and has been hailed as a monumental, if wildly expensive, achievement of U.S. foreign policy. All told, the United States funneled an inflation-adjusted $103.4 billion to the plan's recipients over the course of four years.

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Video of Hamas Raid Shows Why Israel Is So Freaked Out About Gaza Tunnels

Three weeks into deadly fighting in Gaza and along its border, Israeli forces have been surprised to encounter an extensive, sophisticated tunnel system that has been used by Hamas to infiltrate Israeli territory and carry out raids. The destruction of that tunnel system has become a focal point of Israeli military operations, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emphasized that any cease-fire must allow his forces to continue identifying and sealing those tunnels.

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