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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2013. There are 147 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths.

On this date: In 1813, during the Venezuelan War of Independence, forces led by Simon Bolivar recaptured Caracas.

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