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  • AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

    KAMPALA, Uganda - When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives.
  • Pope backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government's push to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation

    WASHINGTON - An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research — his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.
  • Spanish police arrest man in massive child pornography case

    MADRID - Spanish police say they have arrested a man for allegedly producing child pornography after a yearlong investigation revealed the suspect posed as a young bisexual girl on social media, contacting minors and tricking them into sending explicit material.
  • Uganda: Police stop gay pride parade deemed illegal

    ENTEBBE, Uganda - Ugandan police on Saturday prevented organizers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who said such an event is illegal.
  • California governor backs protecting whales from crab traps

    SAN FRANCISCO - California's governor has signed legislation meant to reduce the surging number of whales getting caught in crabbing gear.
  • Leprosy found in California elementary school student

    LOS ANGELES - A case of leprosy, extremely rare in the United States, has been diagnosed in a Southern California elementary school student, sending health officials scrambling to reassure parents and the public that the disease is hard to transmit and easy to treat.
  • The new Smithsonian museum, as seen by a black American

    WASHINGTON - I was feeling pretty good until I saw the cowry shells.
  • Satellite technology beams expertise to remote Alaska clinic

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.
  • Remote Alaska port clinic goes modern with telemedicine

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.

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