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Clinton Reveals Blueprint For An 'AIDS-Free Generation'

HIV has been declining in many parts of the world over the past decade. Today the U.S. unveiled an ambitious plan to stop most new HIV infections around the world. But some health leaders question whether their goals are realistic, especially with impending budget cuts.
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Obama's Foreign Policy, Take Two

As President Barack Obama prepares to enter a second term, he faces a host of foreign policy issues. Syria presents an immediate crisis, China poses a strategic challenge and tensions with Iran continue to escalate.
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What Changes When Women Lead

When the 113th Congress convenes in January, it will include more women than ever before: 81 female members of the House, and 20 female senators. Wilson Center director, president and CEO Jane Harman discusses how female leadership influences politics and the workplace.
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Quinoa Craze Inspires North America To Start Growing Its Own

A North American quinoa boom may be just over the horizon, plant breeders say, as the Rocky Mountains, much of Canada, and the Pacific Northwest all have potential as production regions. Right now, almost all of the world's supply of the ancient superfood comes from a few suitable growing places in South America.
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Will Payroll Tax Cut Survive Fiscal Talks?

The Bush-era tax cuts are taking center stage on discussions about deficit reduction. But the payroll tax holiday is also at risk, which could cost the typical family $1,000 a year. Host Michel Martin talks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy about the fiscal cliff and how the outcome could affect consumers.
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Former President George H.W. Bush In Hospital

Bush, 88, was admitted the day after Thanksgiving. He's being treated for bronchitis and could be released this weekend, a spokeswoman says. "This is not a life-threatening illness," she adds.
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Trayvon Martin Update: Zimmerman's Defense Fund Is Offering His Autograph

Saying that the man charged with second-degree murder in the Florida teenager's death needs money, his website now says that donors will get a personally signed thank you card.
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Key To E. Coli-Free Spinach May Be An Ultrasonic Spa Treatment

A new way to clean spinach combines an old technique and a new one to get the disease-causing bacteria. But there aren't any commercial orders for the ultrasonic spinach spa just yet.
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Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In Arizona And Missouri; Who Bought Them?

Whoever bought the winning tickets will be splitting a $580 million jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history. Now, the wait is on to see who steps forward.

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