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Hiroshima: What 70 years of reconstruction looks like

At 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, the first bomb exploded over Hiroshima killing, by some estimates, 140,000 people, and destroying 90 percent of the city. But near its hypocenter only one building was left standing.<p>[<i>69th anniversary: The dome that survived</i>]<p>Seventy years later, the Genbaku Dome — now …

Hiroshima

The moment Truman announced the bombing of Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, US B-29 aircraft the Enola Gay unleashed unprecedented power when it dropped the world's first atomic bomb, "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.<p>Three days later, the US dropped a second nuclear bomb on the city of Nagasaki.<p>The bombings caused unrivalled destruction and …

History

After the A-bomb survivors die, who will be Hiroshima's memory keepers?

On a recent afternoon in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, two men sat on a bench, deep in conversation.<p>The older one sports a narrow-brimmed fedora. He’s probably in his 80s. The younger guy, in a hoodie, looks like he’s barely out of college.<p>“It’s so beautiful here,” the younger guy says. “So hard …

SeaWorld Is Spending $10 Million To Make You Forget About "Blackfish"

A huge marketing campaign takes the focus off the orcas—but will consumers buy it?<p>Two years after the release of <i>Blackfish</i>, a documentary that skewered SeaWorld over its treatment of killer whales, the theme park company is still dealing with declining attendance, negative headlines, celebrity …