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Broadway actor picks up award for diabetes work

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Actor Ben Vereen, known for his Tony Award-winning work on Broadway and his role in "Roots," is headed to town Monday to accept an award from the American Diabetes Association for his work on behalf of the disease. Prior to his diagnosis in 2007, Vereen's only experience with diabetes was playing a character with diabetes on the show "Webster." "It shook me," he said of the diagnosis. "I said,...

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