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Paper lanterns to commemorate the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima float in the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome, in Hiroshima, Japan, on Saturday. Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nuclear Power Criticized On Hiroshima Anniversary

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry prays at a daylong rally in Houston on Saturday. Perry attended the prayer rally despite criticism that the event inappropriately mixes religion and politics. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Gov. Perry Tries To Keep Focus On God, Not Politics

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The move by Micronesian islands to create a shark sanctuary two-thirds the size of the U.S. is the latest in a series of shark preservation areas aimed at reviving declining populations. Above, a group of hammerhead sharks swim in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Malpelo in this undated photo. Yves Lefebre/AP hide caption

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Fighting Decline, Micronesia Creates Shark Sanctuary

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About 300 dinosaur specimens are on display at the Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles hide caption

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Dinosaur Hall Roars To Life In Los Angeles

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Trombone Shorty, with Dan Oestreicher on baritone saxophone in the background, performing at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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A Millennial Incursion At Newport

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The 30 American service members who died on Saturday were aboard a Chinook helicopter like this one when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Navy SEALs Mourn Their Most Tragic Day

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Mattie Clyburn Rice is the second black "Real Daughter" to be recognized by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization that was once exclusively for whites Jessica Jones hide caption

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After Years Of Research, Confederate Daughter Arises

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Robert Kiernan, a Border Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agent, scans for signs that people have been in the area. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Border Crossings Fewer But Just As Deadly

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The Harrow and the Harvest, Gillian Welch's new album with David Rawlings, is the duo's first since 2003's Soul Journey. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gillian Welch And David Rawlings Beat Back Writer's Block

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