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Speaking For The HIV-Positive, And Herself

Hydeia Broadbent was diagnosed as HIV-positive at age three. By the time she was six, she was already sharing her story publicly to lessen the stigma around the disease. On the final day of the 19th International AIDS Conference, host Michel Martin speaks with Broadbent, who is now in her 20s, about living with HIV. She's involved in a new awareness program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called "Let's Stop HIV Together."
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McDonald's Food Has A Healthy Glow, At Least In China

A new ad by McDonald's China reinforces the brand's image in the country as healthful and wholesome. And it will work, a market analyst says, because the Chinese trust that American food brands are safer than their own.
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GOP Says Coverage For The Uninsured Is No Longer The Priority

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are subtly turning the debate away from covering people who don't have health insurance toward the goal of reducing costs.
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L.A. Council Bans Pot Shops After Regulation Struggle

The City Council voted Tuesday to shut down all of the medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. For years, the city has tried to regulate the shops, which range from mom-and-pop nonprofits to multimillion-dollar businesses. But closing the more than 800 shops will be no easy task.
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Two More Nearing AIDS 'Cure' After Bone Marrow Transplants, Doctors Say

The two patients in Boston seem to be free of HIV after the treatment for cancer, Harvard researchers say. But they're still on antiviral drugs, unlike the so-called Berlin patient, who's the only person in the world who's been fully cured.

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