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Nov 13, 2012 3:45 PM by The Associated Press

Biden meets with U2 frontman Bono at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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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