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The Man Who Survived Hiroshima: ‘I Had Entered a Living Hell on Earth’

“There were people crying out for help, calling after members of their family,” Sunao Tsuboi said of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which he survived when he was a college student. “I saw a schoolgirl with her eye hanging out of its socket. People looked like ghosts, bleeding and trying to walk before collapsing.”

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Zionism Should Keep Her From Winning the Election

Hillary Clinton’s “scary credentials” with regards to the Middle East may make it “impossible” for many to vote for her in the upcoming presidential election; the McMansion is back and bigger than ever; meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders gives his take on why the Greek crisis should matter to Americans. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Democrats Block Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood’s Funding as Group Faces One of Its Biggest Crises

Planned Parenthood and its allies are defending its practices, including the group’s fetal tissue program, after undercover videos about the tissue transfers gave conservatives a handy excuse to try and “purge” the nonprofit organization’s federal funding.

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If You Think Obama’s New Climate Change Plan Is Bold, Think Again

Describing it as “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against climate change,” President Obama on Monday unveiled a series of measures curbing carbon emissions from power plants. Although the president’s statement may be true, as meteorologist Eric Holthaus writes, “It’s not saying a whole heck of a lot.”

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Greece Debt Crisis: Massive Stock Plunge After Five-Week Shutdown

Ending down 16.23 percent by the end of Monday, Athens’ stock market experienced its worst daily performance since at least 1985, when modern record keeping began.

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HISTORY: The AP Reports the Devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On the 70th anniversary of the United States’ slaughter of civilians in the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities, The Associated Press has made its reporting on the bombings and Japan’s surrender available to readers.

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Progressives Need to Be More Radical Than Bernie Sanders—Here’s Why

None of the 2016 presidential candidates’ approaches to politics will fix this country; they won’t even come close, argues Robert Kuttner at The American Prospect. Kuttner then goes on to list all the issues that ail the economy and the “radical reform” that needs to take place.

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Israeli Troops Kill 2 Palestinian Teens Protesting Arson Death of Infant

Laith Fadel al-Khaladi and Mohammed al-Masri, both 17, were fatally shot during protests that broke out after an arson attack on a Palestinian family took the life of an 18-month-old child and left his parents and brother with severe burns.

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Banks Rejected Three Out of Four Requests for Loan Modifications Under Vaunted Obama Program

One of the Obama administration’s “signature efforts to help homeowners” has “allowed big banks to run roughshod over borrowers again and again,” reports The New York Times.

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A Historian Weighs In on Racism and Economic Inequality

What were “slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow, and urban apartheid if not extreme forms of economic inequality?” Seth Ackerman asks in the magazine Jacobin.

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