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U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., talks to a group of about 50 people Tuesday afternoon during a town hall meeting at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. (Chris Huber/Republic)

Thune talks African markets, U2, Obama during Mitchell stop

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Sen. John Thune has been a U2 fan for three decades, and now he's even more impressed by the band's lead singer, Bono.

Thune spent eight days in Africa as part of a congressional delegation and was impressed by Bono's commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

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"He's totally clued-in and very active," he said.

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