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Activist Urges Renewed Efforts On AIDS

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Wallace Corbett is one of thousands of D.C.-area residents living with AIDS. And for too long, he says, D.C.'s relationship to the AIDS crisis could be summed up with one phrase: "AIDS epidemic in the shadow of power."

Now, he says, it's time to change the script, and the period leading up to July 2012 International AIDS Conference is the perfect time to do it.

"We all need to work to break the stigma of HIV/AIDS and together turn our city from being a distressed headline in the news to being a city that isn't ashamed to talk about HIV/AIDs nor to take extraordinary measures to end this epidemic," he says.

He's calling on the city to radically improve its prevention and treatment efforts.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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