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    In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history. He reported, a full day ahead of the competition, that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France.

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    The darkest humor is often to be found in the deadly game of war, and a unique example is that of "Operation Mincemeat," a hoax spun from ingenuity and imagination that became a stunning military coup in World War II.

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