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Biden meets with singer Bono at White House on global development, AIDS, poverty issues

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WASHINGTON - The White House says Vice-President Joe Biden has met with U2 frontman Bono to discuss global development, AIDS and efforts to fight poverty.

The singer and activist has been a leading advocate for Africa, drawing attention to issues ranging from poverty and hunger to AIDS.

Spokesman Jay Carney joked that Bono and Jim Messina — President Barack Obama's campaign manager — were forming a new band. Messina also visited the White House on Tuesday. Carney says Obama did not meet with Bono.

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