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Beirut Explosion Looks Like An Accident — And A Sign Of The Country's Collapse

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Tuesday’s blast came against a backdrop of ongoing, unaddressed government dysfunction. Some of the country’s chronic problems may help explain how 2,750 tons of explosives were neglected at the port.

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