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D.C. Leaders, Norton Speak At AIDS Walk

Around 8,000 people walked through downtown D.C. to raise money for HIV and AIDS causes this morning. The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington welcomed runners and walkers, including several D.C. Council members and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

"We know that the virus is still alive, but it is not well," says Norton.

Over the past four years, the number of new cases of HIV in the city has been cut in half, thanks in part to testing and prevention programs.

"We're starting to really get at the root of this," says Don Blanchon, who runs Whitman-Walker Health. He says coordination between HIV and AIDS groups has driven the recent improvements.

"I actually believe we're going to get to zero in my lifetime."

The first case of AIDS in D.C. was discovered 30 years ago this year. Since then, more then 20,000 District residents have been infected with HIV — more than in the entire state of Virginia.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 23

You can liven up your step with some funky, reggae music or dance like you’re the only person riding the Metro.

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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
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McDonnell Legal Defense Fund Has Raised $150,000 This Year

The legal defense fund for Bob and Maureen McDonnell has raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter this year, including several thousand from former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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