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John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Hiroshima, saying the trip was symbolic of “the strength of the relationship that we have built, the friendship that we share, the strength of our alliance and the strong reminder of the imperative we all have to work for peace for peoples everywhere.” An emotional Kerry also said the history of the city, where 140,000 people were killed when the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb during the final days of World War II, should serve to remind humanity to avoid conflict and rid the world of nuclear weapons. Kerry neither apologized, nor was pressed to do so during his visit, the Associated Press reports. “We all know it’s not going to happen overnight. We have to get there,” Kerry said of denuclearization.
With a quadruple-bogey 7, forfeiting a five-shot advantage on the 12th hole, 22-year-old Jordan Spieth catapulted himself toward a loss at Augusta National — something he isn’t familiar with. Instead, 28-year-old Danny Willett took home his first green blazer with a three-stroke win over Spieth, the American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls reports. “A lapse of concentration on 12, and it cost me. I didn’t take a deep breath. I went up and put a quick swing on it,” Spieth said of the loss.
Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was reportedly shot in his back and torso during a road rage incident that killed him, the Associated Press reports. 28-year-old Cardell Hayes was arrested, charged with second-degree murder and is being held on a $1 million bond, following the incident Saturday night. Hayes shot at both Smith and his wife after an argument that ensued when Hayes rear-ended Smith’s car.
According to a new poll by the Associated Press, Americans trust Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to handle a number of issues more than they do GOP front-runner Donald Trump. The majority of those polled even chose Clinton over Trump when asked who would be better at “making America great.” There were a few areas where Trump and Clinton, however, came up pretty evenly on. 38 percent polled trust Clinton to handle the economy, while 36 percent trust Trump.
Sunday’s Capitol 10,000 was the 39th year Austinites came out to run what has become the largest 10K in Texas. The sidelines were filled with the usual family members and friends cheering on thousands of runners, and, why not, a guy dressed as a pinata. Read about who blew way past the competition and who scraped in for a tight first here.