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President Barack Obama stands for a moment of silence after laying a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama called on the world to pursue a long-term vision of a nuclear-free world Friday, as he became the first U.S. president ever to visit a Hiroshima memorial dedicated to those died in the world’s first wartime atomic bombing.<br>Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes

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Policy mixes dream of nuclear-free world, reality of weapons spending

Amid the sculpted tributes and manicured grounds of the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park, President Barack Obama made his appeal to humanity’s better instincts.

22:07 May 28, 2016
Capt. Tessa Snow, an Osprey pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 in Iwakuni, Japan, was praised by President Barack Obama Friday, May 27, 2016. Snow's missions during earthquake relief efforts in Kumamoto last month prompted a Japanese family directly benfitting from her work to name their baby daughter after the 27-year-old pilot.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes

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Obama singles out Osprey pilot who flew missions after Japan quake

President Barack Obama singled out an MV-22 Osprey pilot who flew relief missions after Japan’s recent earthquake for symbolizing the Marines’ contributions to a host country and the reconciliation and friendship that two former enemies can nourish.

01:05 May 29, 2016
U.S. Army Gen. John W. Nicholson and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers salute after laying a wreath to commemorate Memorial Day at the NATO headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, May 28, 2016. More than 100 members of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, along with U.S. Embassy officials, gathered for the ceremony to honor those who have died. More than 2,300 Americans have died in the 15-year Afghan War.<br>Chad Garland/Stars and Stripes

US, NATO troops honor war dead at wreath-laying in Kabul

More than 100 U.S. and NATO troops gathered Saturday at NATO headquarters to mark what Resolute Support commander Gen. John W. Nicholson called “one of the most sacred traditions for Americans” — Memorial Day.

16:09 May 28, 2016
A Yazidi who had been held by Islamic State militants as a slave for several months sits in a tent outside Duhok, Iraq. Two different Islamic State captives recently appeared to be offered for sale on Facebook.<br>Alice Martins/The Washington Post

Islamic State fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn't look at her photographer.

23:37 May 28, 2016
American Legion members hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument - the original Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28, 2016.<br>Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes

Riders, Gold Star families honor dead at Civil War Unknowns Monument

It’s not the first place a visitor usually heads to at Arlington National Cemetery. Tucked back, surrounded by hedges on top of the hill near the Custis-Lee Mansion, the Civil War Unknowns Monument is easy to miss. But more than 2,111 remains from Union and Confederate forces are buried there.

00:11 May 29, 2016

 

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