Some 12,000 American WWII prisoners were shipped to Japan and forced to work at more than 50 sites to support imperial Japan's war effort, and about 10 percent died, according to Kinue Tokudome, director of the U.S.-Japan Dialogue on POWs, who has spearheaded the lobbying effort for companies to apologize.
On July 14, after 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, diplomats declared that world powers and Iran had struck a landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have met nearly every day for the past several weeks in Vienna, Austria to iron out the final details of a nuclear agreement that limits Iran's nuclear ability in return for the lifting of international financial sanctions.
Members of the New Horizons science team react to seeing the spacecraft's last and sharpest image of Pluto before closest approach later in the day, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks with reporters during a news conference in Beverly Hills, California on July 10, 2015, after meeting privately with families of people who were killed by immigrants in the country illegally.
South Carolina State Police honor guard begin lowering the Confederate flag at the State House for the final time as a ceremony begins to remove the symbol to a museum on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.
The site of the new facility was ground zero in August of 2014 after the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson lead to the burning of a QuikTrip convience store and several weeks of protests.
Marine Corps. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2015.
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