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Kerry visits Hiroshima: He’s the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the city that was targeted in 1945 by an American atomic bomb. The U.S. secretary of state is there for a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized nations. Update: More here

Another defection from North Korea: The South’s Defense Ministry says a high-ranking intelligence official defected last year. Last week, 13 North Korean restaurant workers who worked in a third country crossed into the South.

An NBA record tied: The Golden State Warriors beat the Spurs 92-96 last night in San Antonio. The record ties the one set by the legendary Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 NBA season.