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A sign advertising the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit outside the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2014.

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A sign advertising the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit outside the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2014.

African View of U.S.: World’s Best

If African leaders like what they hear in Washington this week, some of their countries already had a pretty good feeling about the place heading into the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit playing out in the capital. How African nations view US...

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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

Photograph by Andrew Snow

Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

Pelosi’s Campaign Against AIDS

While last night’s primary election votes were coming in, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was focused on an issue that has been a trademark since entering Congress in 1987: Eliminating AIDS. “We were having two or three funerals a day,”...

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

Photograph by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

Obama, Bush Meeting in Tanzania: ‘Bang for the Buck’

Former President George W. Bush invested heavily in the fight against AIDS and malaria in Africa. First Lady Laura Bush toured Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique and Mali to inspect the work under way there. And President Barack Obama has credited his...

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Naked AIDS activists, with painted slogans on their bodies, protest inside the lobby of the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on Nov. 27, 2012, prior to World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

Photograph by Susan Walsh/AP Photo

Naked AIDS activists, with painted slogans on their bodies, protest inside the lobby of the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on Nov. 27, 2012, prior to World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

Naked Ambition in Speaker’s Office: AIDS Activists Strip on Hill

With naked protesters and Capitol Police arrests — fiscal indecision aside — it’s been an exciting afternoon on Capitol Hill. Seven AIDS activists stripped naked in House Speaker John Boehner’s office in the Longworth House Office Building today, chanting “Boehner, Boehner, don’t...

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