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The Evolution Of AIDS Activism

Next week's International AIDS Conference in Washington is the first of its kind on American soil in more than 20 years. Find out what U.S. policies had to change to allow such a gathering.

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Hot Or Not? Potato Board Tries To Un-Dud The Spud

Potato consumption has been slipping due to renewed concerns among some Americans about eating too many carbohydrates. Now the U.S. Potato Board hopes it can recast the potato as a glamorous, nutritious vegetable.
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When It Comes To HIV, Black, Gay Men Most At Risk

Black gay and bisexual men now account for one in four new HIV infections in America, according to a new report by the Black AIDS Institute. Host Michel Martin speaks with director Phill Wilson about what's behind this alarming trend. Martin is also joined by Cornelius Jones, an HIV-positive artist.
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FDA Approves Second Diet Drug In A Month

Qsymia was approved for treating obese adults or those who are overweight and have one weight-related condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. The drug can cause birth defects and will only be sold through approved mail-order pharmacies.
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Repair To Baltimore's Broken Water Main To Last 3 Weeks

A large water main break in downtown Baltimore will take almost a month and roughy 700 feet of new pipe to fix, according to city officials.

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Little Regulation Poses Problems Tracking Tissue

An NPR News investigation has found there's little scrutiny at key points in the tissue donation and transplant process, which could lead to serious medical mistakes.

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