Bush Signs Bill Expanding AIDS Fight In Africa
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And I'm Renee Montagne. The president's program to fight AIDS in Africa has been hailed by Republicans and Democrats as a great achievement. It's credited with saving millions of lives since it began five years ago. Yesterday, when President Bush signed a bill extending that program and tripling its budget to $48 billion, he was joined by supportive lawmakers and Africans with AIDS. Those funds will also fight malaria and tuberculosis.
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