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Barack Obama

Video: President Obama reflects on meaning of Memorial Day during weekly address

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Obama visits Vietnam and Japan, May 2016

Photo: President Obama descends Marine One after landing at the White House, concludes trip to Vietnam and Japan - @jeffmason1

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Cassandra Butts

White House releases statement on passing of Cassandra Butts, an Obama adviser who was nominated to be ambassador to the Bahamas, but not confirmed; 'To know Cassandra Butts was to know someone who made you want to be better'

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Obama visits Vietnam and Japan, May 2016

White House says President Obama visited the Sadako Sasaki display at the Hiroshima museum and left origami cranes - @DavidNakamura

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World War II

South Korea says it was meaningful for President Obama to mention Korean victims during historic speech in Hiroshima - Yonhap

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

President Obama embraces Hiroshima survivor Shigeaki Mori after laying a wreath at the city's peace memorial - @willripleyCNN

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Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Photo: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe speaks of "opening a new chapter in the reconciliation of the US and Japan" - @markknoller

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Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Obama uses speech in Hiroshima to call for reduction in global stockpiles of nuclear weapons - AP

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Video: Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima memorial accompanied by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe - @margbrennan

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Obama says 'the memory of a morning on August 6, 1945, must never fade' in historic speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Obama speaking in Hiroshima: '71 years ago, death fell from the sky and the world was changed...a flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself'

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Photo: President Obama lays a wreath at the site of Hiroshima atomic bomb in historic visit - @business

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

President Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial becoming 1st sitting US president to visit site of US atomic bomb attack - Reuters

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Photo: Wreath to be placed at Hiroshima Peace Memorial by President Obama to honor all war dead - @markknoller

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Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Barack Obama lands in Hiroshima to become 1st sitting US president to visit since atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 - AP

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Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Editor's note: Barack Obama will shortly become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima since the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the city in 1945. He will lay a wreath at the cenotaph commemorating the victims of the bombing - seen in Japan as a politically neutral place - however, as Motoko Rich, the New York Times' Japan bureau chief outlines, he needs to decide whether to visit the museum, given its overwhelming portrayal of Japan as a victim; whether to meet with any of the survivors and what to say to them; and whether to say anything about Japan’s actions during World War II, including the attack on Pearl Harbor. - Luke

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Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Barack Obama speaks to gathered US and Japanese service personnel at Iwakuni before departing for Hiroshima - @DavidNakamura

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Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Photo: Air Force One on the ground at Iwakuni Marine Station before President Obama travels the short distance to Hiroshima - @DavidNakamura

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Mississippi, US

Mississippi Attorney General says he will not join bathroom lawsuit brought against Obama administration - 16 WAPT News

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Mississippi, US

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant plans to join lawsuit over federal transgender directive - WAPT

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