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Biden to give commencement speech at Delaware alma mater

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden will deliver this year's spring commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Delaware. University officials said Tuesday that the May 28 commencement ceremony is open only to graduating students and their guests but will be livestreamed. Biden's appearance will mark the school's first commencement address by a sitting U.S. president. Biden received a bachelor's degree with a double major in history […]

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Biden says sub he commissioned will enhance US security

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In a public ceremony delayed two years by the pandemic, President Joe Biden on Saturday commissioned the USS Delaware, a nuclear attack submarine at the dock in Wilmington, Delaware. He said the submarine would enhance national security, though he made no reference to the global turmoil from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He told an audience of invited guests and dignitaries that as commander in chief, “I […]

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Biden’s new German shepherd draws attention from pup-arazzi

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden's new puppy, Commander, has gotten his moment under the flashing lights of the Washington press corps — and some time frolicking on the beach. Biden and first lady Jill Biden took the German shepherd on a walk Tuesday near their second home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Commander was born Sept. 1 and arrived at the White House last week, a birthday gift […]

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Biden, others pay tribute to former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Mourners shared laughter, memories and tears as they paid their last respects to former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. Minner was a sharecropper's daughter, high school dropout and widow who became the only woman to serve as Delaware's governor. She died Thursday at the age of 86. President Joe Biden joined friends, family and fellow politicians in Milford on Wednesday for Minner's funeral. They recalled her […]

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New FDA chief can’t come soon enough for beleaguered agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the leading agencies in the government's fight against COVID-19 is finally on the verge of getting a new commissioner. After nearly nine months of searching, President Joe Biden says he's close to naming his choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees vaccines, drugs and tests. Former FDA officials and other experts say the decision cannot come soon enough for the agency's beleaguered […]

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Biden to tackle cybersecurity with tech, finance leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is meeting with top executives from some of the country's leading technology companies and financial institutions as the White House urges the private sector to help toughen cybersecurity defenses against increasingly sophisticated attacks. Wednesday's summit comes during a relentless stretch of ransomware attacks that have targeted critical infrastructure, in some cases extorting multi-million-dollar payments from major corporations, as well as other illicit cyber operations […]

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Jill Biden gets Delaware beach day for her 70th birthday

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is getting a beach outing for her 70th birthday. President Joe Biden and his wife went to their Delaware beach house to help the First Lady celebrate her milestone birthday today. The first lady's spokesperson says Jill Biden plans to spend a quiet birthday at home with the president. The Bidens bought a home in the Delaware resort town of […]

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All aboard! Biden to help Amtrak mark 50 years on the rails

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to help the nation's passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service. As a U.S. senator, Biden rode Amtrak between his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., just about every day the Senate was in session. He occasionally rode the train as vice president. Since it's harder to ride the train as president, Biden will fly to Philadelphia on Friday for […]

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State AG calls on Biden to cancel up to $50K in student debt

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Attorney General is part of a group of attorney generals across the nation who are pushing for President Joe Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for all borrowers. The News Journal reported Tuesday that Kathy Jennings was one of 17 attorneys general to sign a letter this month. It was addressed to U.S. Senate and House leadership and supports resolutions […]

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