XML Encoding

I am working with XML data and one of the things I do is parse through the XML content and assign the innertext values of the appropriate XPath entries to some strings in a class... the trouble is that some of the characters are encoded... such as &  Is there a simple way to handle this.. so say

<item>YOU &amp; ME</item>

will read in my class

public class myStuff
   public item as string
end class

as "YOU & ME"

Thanks
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JimBrandleyCommented:
Take a look at HttpUtility.HtmlDecode

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Göran AnderssonCommented:
If you use the Value property instead of InnerText, it's already decoded.
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