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Obama meets Hiroshima a-bomb survivors at memorial
President Barack Obama is in Hiroshima, Japan today to visit the memorial for World War II victims of America’s atomic bomb attack. President Obama has placed a flower wreath at the base of the memorial to honor the lost lives.
He is joined by bomb survivors who still live in the city. Mr. Obama says he will not apologize on the United State’s behalf for the bombings, but he says, “Hiroshima reminds us that war, no matter the cause or countries involved, results in tremendous suffering and loss, especially for innocent civilians.”
He says this is also a chance to pursue peace and work towards world denuclearizeation.
Han Jeong-soon is the daughter of one of the nuclear bomb survivors and says, “That is what I want President Obama to know, I want him to understand our sufferings.”
The world’s first nuclear bomb attack, on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killed at least 140,000 people. Two days later a second nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing another 74,000.
Knoxville police comfort son of woman arrested for DUI
Photos of three Knoxville police officers comforting a young boy after his mother was arrested for DUI have gone viral. Officers say the boy was in the car when his mother was pulled over for her erratic driving.
He wasn’t hurt and when he became distressed at his mother being taken away, the officers bought the child apple juice, Goldfish crackers, gummy sharks and a McDonald’s Happy Meal.
The Knoxville Police Department says the boy is now in the care of his grandmother.
Corey Feldman discusses Hollywood child star molestation
Corey Feldman is speaking out once again about the alleged child sex abuse he suffered alongside late pal Corey Haim – opening up about how they were invited to parties where adult men attempted to befriend them.
“When somebody approaches you and says, ‘Hey, this is a Hollywood party where you get to hang out with the powerful people in Hollywood,’ well that sounds like a great opportunity,” Feldman, 44, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Feldman says he and Haim were “passed around” as child stars and their abuse was “something people joked about on studio lots.”
Feldman says he’s “not able to name names” and still does not intend to press charges against his alleged attackers because of California’s statute of limitations. However he says, “If somebody came forward with a suit against one of these people [who molested me], I would certainly be more than happy to back them up.”