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  • Rosalia Adhiambo, 52, and grandniece Emily, 5, both of whom are HIV positive and who share one meal a day that Mrs. Adhiambo, a widow, gets for free from a medical clinic, stand outside their shack in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. (Associated Press)

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  • Tom's wife, Annie, is a hospital manager, and her salary is just about enough to keep them going, especially after they tell their daughter, Emily, they can no longer subsidize her attempts to write a novel; she must get paying work and contribute to the bills.

    BOOK REVIEW: 'Separate Beds' →

  • "I feel like it's par for the course, if you will, for what they are allowed to do," she said. "I think it is a woefully, woefully, woefully sad amount of money for the staggering loss of life."

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