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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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Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages had been set to expire March 31. On his first day in office, Biden had extended the moratorium from Jan. 31. Census Bureau figures show that almost 12% of homeowners with mortgages were late on their payments. The […]

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Biden to head to Delaware as CDC recommends avoiding travel

President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Delaware over the weekend, his first out-of-town trip since taking office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans forgo travel as the coronavirus pandemic rages. Biden, who has a home outside Wilmington, Delaware, has made getting the pandemic under control the central focus of the early weeks of his presidency. The White House announced Biden's plans for travel Thursday […]

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