An Exodus from Gaza

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Early today, explosions knocked down several miles of fence between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Palestinians streamed across the border by the tens of thousands. We hear how it happened and what it means for Palestinian factions, Israeli security and Egypt's international obligations. Also, Congress under pressure to move quickly with a stimulus package, and the Obama and Clinton campaigns exchange accusations about each other's positions and past records.

Palestinians cross to the Egyptian side of Rafah after militants set off explosions along the walled-off border of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, witnesses said. The forced entry came as Israel imposes a months-long blockade of the impoverished territory that was tightened last week to a full-scale lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images