May 30th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Joplin mourns its dead

Peace Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri, remembers the tornado victims one week later. CNN's Chris Turner reports.

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Filed under: Belief • Bible • Christianity • Church • Death • Lutheran • Missouri • United States

May 30th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

U.S. budget ax threatens successful AIDS program in Africa

By Eric Marrapodi, Jim Acosta and Tom Foreman, CNN

Washington (CNN) - The biblical story of Lazarus is happening again in Africa. At least it looks that way.

One moment, men, women and children suffering from AIDS are lying at death's door, barely able to move, open their eyes, or speak. Then a few days or weeks later, they are walking, talking, laughing; truly appearing to have come back from the dead.

This astonishing transformation has been repeated all over the continent thousands of times over the past decade. And, since 2003, America has been helping to pay for it.

But a budget-slashing effort in Congress this year threatens to bring much of that progress to a sudden and catastrophic halt.

Read the full story on CNN.com/Politics

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Filed under: Africa • Belief • Christianity • Foreign policy • Politics • TV • United States

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