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By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
After the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, it was another year before first-hand accounts emerged. Journalist John Hersey helped expose the bomb’s lasting damage, which the U.S. government tried to downplay. In a new book, “Fallout,” which…
By Jeffrey Brown
It has been 75 years since the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, leveling the city and killing some 150,000 people. The horrifying aftermath of that attack, and one on Nagasaki three days later, has…
By Grace Lee
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic weapon on Hiroshima, Japan. Seventy-five years later, the NewsHour revisits how the president became the sole authority on when nuclear weapons are used. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to…
President Obama on Friday visited Hiroshima, which was devastated when the U.S. dropped the atom bomb on it in 1945. Obama joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in paying solemn tribute to the tens of thousands who died in the…
By PBS NewsHour
By Nancy Benac and Foster Klug, Associated Press
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of…
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
HIROSHIMA, Japan -- An emotional John Kerry said Hiroshima's horrible history should teach humanity to avoid conflict and strive to eradicate nuclear weapons as he became the first U.S. secretary of state to tread upon the ground of the world's…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- More than 70 years ago scientists working in secret created the atomic bomb that ended World War II and ushered the world into the nuclear age.
This July marks the 70th anniversary of the first ever test of an atomic bomb in New Mexico. But a group called the Downwinders -- local residents whose homes were downwind of the blast site -- aren't celebrating the milestone.
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