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Congress awards its highest honor to USS Indianapolis crew

Congress has awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor, to surviving crew members of the USS Indianapolis, the ship that delivered key components of the first nuclear bomb and was later sunk by Japan during World War II.

Hiroshima court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain" that fell after the 1945 U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the city and the prefecture to provide the same government medical benefits as given to other survivors.

‘The Gadget’ – The atomic age began 75 years ago today

On this date 75 years ago, the world’s first atomic weapon was detonated in a test in New Mexico. The intent was to prove that the bomb – the product of an $1.89 trillion project – would work. Three weeks later, two atomic bombs would be dropped on Japan, at great cost of civilian lives but ending World War II without a potentially even more costly invasion of that country.

Then and Now: Operation Walkout

During the Cold War, atomic bombs were on everyone’s mind. Spokane was chosen as the first city in the nation to attempt a complete evacuation of its downtown area, about 70 square blocks, to see if it were feasible.

Car bomb collides with vehicles in Egypt capital, killing 20

A car packed with explosives being driven to carry out an attack collided with other vehicles and exploded in central Cairo, killing at least 20 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday, the deadliest attack in the Egyptian capital in over two years.

WATCH: The Cherry On Top

For the Cherry Bomb Brawlers, being tough is only a small part of what makes this roller derby team so special. Through their motto "WE ARE ONE", SWX learns what truly makes this team so strong.