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Obama will travel to Hiroshima, Supreme Court preview, criticism of DNC & RNC chairs and an expensive California primary

May 20, 2016
Obama pivots to Asia in his final year, Supreme Court set to decide immigration and affirmative action, the 2016 battleground map and Clinton's hopes for California
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Obama’s Visit Raises Ghosts of Hiroshima

May 11, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
For decades, visitors to the ghostly dome in Hiroshima that stands like a sole survivor from the dropping of the atomic bomb there more than 70 years ago entered a world that mixed unspeakable tragedy with historical amnesia.
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Race for Latest Class of Nuclear Arms Threatens to Revive Cold War

April 18, 2016
David Sanger, William Broad | The New York Times
The United States, Russia and China are now aggressively pursuing a new generation of smaller, less destructive nuclear weapons. The buildups threaten to revive a Cold War-era arms race and unsettle the balance of destructive force among nations that has kept the nuclear peace for more than a half-century.
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Nuclear Summit in Washington, Pledged vs. Super Delegates and the White House Strategy to Confirm Garland

April 1, 2016
More than 50 world leaders gathered in Washington to discuss nuclear security.
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U.S., Allies Focus on North Korea at Nuclear Summit

April 1, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama called for the U.S. and its allies to stand together against the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea, as more than 50 world leaders gathered here for a two-day summit focused on stopping nuclear proliferation.
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Obama to Host Summit on Global Nuclear Concerns

March 30, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
World leaders are scheduled to gather here Thursday for a two-day summit hosted by President Barack Obama that will focus on global nuclear concerns, particularly the potential for a terrorist organization to obtain nuclear materials and the growing threat of North Korea.
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Nuclear Materials Remain Vulnerable to Theft, Despite U.S.-Led Effort

March 30, 2016
David Sanger, William Broad | The New York Times
As President Obama gathers world leaders in Washington this week for his last Nuclear Security Summit, tons of materials that terrorists could use to make small nuclear devices or dirty bombs remain deeply vulnerable to theft. Still, Mr. Obama’s six-year effort to rid the world of loose nuclear material has succeeded in pulling bomb-grade fuel out of countries from Ukraine to Chile, and has firmly put nuclear security on the global agenda.

Executive Action on Guns, North Korean Nuclear Threat and Countdown to Iowa & NH

January 8, 2016
Obama proposes changes to curb gun violence, North Korea claims h-bomb test and Donald Trump takes aim at Clinton and Cruz
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How should the world respond to North Korea’s bombshell claim?

January 6, 2016
Gwen Ifill talks with former Obama administration official Wendy Sherman and Siegfried Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, about why we should be worried about North Korea’s purported test of a hydrogen bomb, how world powers should respond and possible motivations for Kim Jong Un.
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