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City of Cleveland a Big Winner from GOP Convention

CLEVELAND, Ohio–Who knew Cleveland was cool?

The day after the Republican National Convention ended with GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump emerging as the clear political winner, many of the 50,000 visitors who attended the event are leaving with a positive impression of another winner: the city of Cleveland itself.

November 28, 2013 shows staff members of the Themba Lethu Clinic in Johannesburg, the largest antiretroviral treatment site in the country, posing behind candles commemorating World Aids Day (December 1). South Africa has been hailed as a model for HIV treatment, but some now fear its very success may be breeding complacency and making people less careful about infection. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read

Since 2010, Refugees Have Not Been Screened for HIV Prior to Arrival in US

Even though all refugees are encouraged to participate in an initial domestic medical screening that does include HIV testing within 90 days of entering the country, no one knows how many HIV positive refugees have arrived in the United States in the subsequent six and a half years, since participation in these screenings is voluntary and a significant percentage of refugees simply choose not to be screened.

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Club for Growth Lauds Trump for Selecting Pence as VP

“Mike Pence would be an outstanding Vice-President,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a statement after Trump tweeted that he has selected the Republican governor from Indiana as his running mate. Until now, the Club has been one of the real estate billionaire’s fiercest critics.

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Vermont Admits Seventeen Refugees Diagnosed With Active TB

That brings the total of refugees the Vermont Department of Health now admits have been diagnosed with active TB between 2003 and June 30, 2016 to seventeen. Since only 6,300 refugees have arrived in Vermont over the past twenty-five years, these new statistics reveal a third-world level of active TB among the refugees currently residing in the Green Mountain State.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a event in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on July 6, 2016.

Hillary Clinton Tries to Change the Conversation in Atlantic City

Hillary Clinton attacked presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in a highly choreographed event held in front of the former Trump Plaza Casino and Hotel. “Maybe we could get New Jersey’s economy moving again,” Clinton began. “Here in Atlantic City and across America we’ve got to create more good jobs at good wages,” she added.

A laboratory technician tests sputum samples for tuberculosis strains. File.

Vermont Hides Role of Refugees in Tripling of TB

Neither the Vermont Department of Health nor the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants-Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, the local resettlement agency hired by the federal government, are admitting how much of the TB increase is from resettled refugees.

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Migrants Bring Multi-Drug Resistant TB to Wisconsin

The introduction of MDR TB to the United States represents a serious public health threat, since its successful treatment is uncertain and very expensive. Active TB can usually be treated successfully in six to nine months at a cost of $17,000 per patient, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but MDR TB treatment costs over $150,000 per patient and can take between 20 and 26 months.

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Twenty-One Refugees with Active TB Sent to Louisiana Since 2011

Louisiana now has the dubious distinction as the state with the highest reported number of recently resettled refugees with active TB —at least among the five states that have confirmed to Breitbart that refugees resettled in their state have either arrived with active TB, or developed it within the first year of their arrival.