On Thursday morning, President Obama will meet in the White House with top Democratic and Republican lawmakers — four from the House and four from the Senate — to continue work on a massive debt-reduction deal.
The goal is to complete a long-term, multitrillion-dollar budget reduction package by about July 22. That would give Congress enough time to write the deal into legislation, pass it and get it to Obama for his signature before the federal government reaches its $14.3 trillion debt limit on Aug. 2.
This week, Beyonce's fourth studio album — appropriately titled 4 — is the number one album in the country, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's an accomplishment each of the singer's four solo albums have managed.
In the West, HIV and breast-feeding are generally considered incompatible.
HIV-positive women are told to avoid breast-feeding all together, to give their infants the greatest chance of staying HIV-free. Not so in the developing world.
In countries that lack clean water and an affordable, reliable supply of infant formula, the World Health Organization recommends that HIV-positive mothers exclusively breast-feed their infants for the first six months.