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    President Obama Makes History, Confronts the Past at Hiroshimai
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    May 27, 2016 1:09 PM
    U.S. President Barack Obama made history Friday by walking through Hiroshima’s Memorial Peace Park with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hiroshima is the city where an American warplane dropped the world's first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, during World War Two, killing tens of thousands and subjecting a generation to radiation sickness. VOA’s Cindy Saine was on the scene to witness the solemn ceremony.
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    Video President Obama Makes History, Confronts the Past at Hiroshima

    U.S. President Barack Obama made history Friday by walking through Hiroshima’s Memorial Peace Park with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hiroshima is the city where an American warplane dropped the world's first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, during World War Two, killing tens of thousands and subjecting a generation to radiation sickness. VOA’s Cindy Saine was on the scene to witness the solemn ceremony.
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    Video An Excerpt of Obama's Remarks at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Obama laid a wreath and made an address in Hiroshima, the site of the world's first use of the atomic bomb in August 1945.
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    Video Obama Lays a Wreath in Hiroshima

    Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president Friday to visit Hiroshima, the city where an American warplane dropped the world's first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 during World War II. Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The two then delivered remarks.
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    A new study conducted by three Asian-American organizations shows there are three times as many Democrats as there are Republicans among Asian-American voters, and they favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. But one group, called Chinese-Americans For Trump, is going against the tide and strongly supports the business tycoon. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee caught up with them at a Trump rally and reports from Anaheim, California.
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    Video Drawings by Children in Hiroshima Show Hope and Peace

    On Friday, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, the first American president to do so while in office. In August 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city to force Japan's surrender in World War II. Although their city lay in ruins, some Hiroshima schoolchildren drew pictures of hope and peace. The former students and their drawings are now part of a documentary called “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard.” VOA's Deborah Block has the story.
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    Video California Celebration Showcases Local Wines, Balloons

    Communities in the U.S. often hold festivals to show what makes them special. In California, for example, farmers near Fresno celebrate their figs and those around Gilmore showcase their garlic. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the wine-producing region of Temecula offers local vintages in an annual festival where rides on hot-air balloons add to the excitement.
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    Video Comedian Bill Cosby to Stand Trial on Rape Charges

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    Video Obama Delivers Speech in Hanoi

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    Video Japanese Diplomat’s Act of Mercy Is Enduring Legacy for Holocaust Descendants

    Amid preparations for the end of a semester at Northwestern University – where Arielle Salomon is pursuing a master's degree in business administration – the 28-year-old is taking time out of her busy schedule to pause and appreciate what she says has been her fortunate life. “Everyone has their story about why they are here, and what challenges they’ve overcome, so it’s important to remember that,” Salomon told VOA. “I’ve grown up and been so lucky to have been sheltered from war.”
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    Video US Lifts Ban on Selling Arms to Vietnam

    The United States and Vietnam, two former enemies, on Monday agreed to strengthen their bilateral relationship, with U.S. President Barack Obama announcing the end of a U.S. arms embargo imposed on Vietnam. VOA White House Correspondent Cindy Saine is traveling with the president and reports from Hanoi.
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    Video For Many US Veterans, the Vietnam War Continues

    Next week, U.S. President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit to Vietnam, a country in which the United States once stationed more than a half-million troops fighting a bitter conflict that deeply divided American society. More than 40 years after it ended, that war continues to spark debate, especially among those who fought in it. VOA’s Greg Flakus attended a Vietnam War Summit in Austin, Texas, and has this report.

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