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How Kennedy and Clinton figure into Obama's Hiroshima decision

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President Barack Obama listens to remarks at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, Illinois, on April 7.   © Reuters

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- The world is waiting to see if U.S. President Barack Obama late next month will visit this city that has recovered from an atomic bombing. Obama will be in Japan then for the Group of Seven summit in Ise-Shima, Mie Prefecture.

     The Obama administration is looking into the possibility of the president visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a monument to the world's first nuclear attack, which came 71 years ago.

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