Five ways you can make a difference in the youth HIV & AIDS pandemic

(CNN)December 1 is World AIDS Day, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness and money to fight AIDS around the world. According to World Health Organization estimates, more than 30% of new HIV infections occur in people between 15 and 25 years old. Combined with the increasing number of babies…

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Democrats win House race in New Mexico, have now gained 39 seats

Washington (CNN)Democrat Xochitl Torres Small has defeated Republican Yvette Herrell in one of the nation’s last outstanding House races, New Mexico’s secretary of state certified Tuesday morning. Torres Small’s win would swing a GOP-held seat for Democrats, bringing the party control over all three New Mexico US House seats once…

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to take up military transgender ban

(CNN)In yet another aggressive attempt to bypass federal appeals courts, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump’s policy that bars most transgender individuals from military service. He writes because of the injunctions, “the military has been forced to maintain that…

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Retired justice says he decided to retire after suffering ‘mini-stroke’ during dissent

Washington (CNN)Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that he decided to step down from the court after a “mini-stroke” during his dissent in the Citizens United case, according to The New York Times. “It presents an arbitrary termination point for a justice’s service,” he told the Times. “I…

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London bans junk food advertising on public transportation

(CNN)London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that junk food advertising will be banned on the city’s entire public transportation network from February, as part of a plan to tackle childhood obesity. “It’s clear that advertising plays a huge part in the choices we make, whether we realize it or not,…

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