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via The New York Times
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Biden to host Iraq's prime minister at White House on July 26

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Joe Biden

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Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America, who won the presidency after defeating Republican President Donald Trump in 2020

He has earlier served as 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 during the Obama administration. From a political journey of over 40 years to becoming the presidential nominee of the Democrats, let's take a look at all the details of Biden that you want to know.

Joe Biden age, education

 Biden was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His family faced a financial crisis and it took several years for Biden's father to become a successful car salesman in order to give his family financial stability. As a child, Biden was nicknamed as "Dash" because of his stutter. Biden attended the Archmere Academy after his family moved to Claymont, Delaware.
 
Biden completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1965, where he studied history, political science and played football. He also earned a law degree in 1968 from Syracuse University in New York.

Joe Biden family


Biden is the eldest child of Eugenia "Jean" Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. and two younger brothers and a sister. In 1972, post a major political accomplishment, he experienced a terrible loss at a personal level. In that year, Biden ran for the Senate against popular Republican incumbent J. Caleb Boggs. In a tight race, Biden successfully won the election. However, after some time and a week before Christmas in the same year, Biden lost his wife and daughter in a car accident, which also severely injured his sons, Beau and Hunter. 
 
In 1977, Biden tied the knot with Jill and was blessed by a daughter, Ashley in 1981. Biden was struck by another personal loss after Beau, who was seen as the rising star of young Democrats, died of brain cancer in 2016.
 

Joe Biden political accomplishments

 
Biden after becoming a Senator in 1972, became the fifth-youngest in the history of the US. The highlight of his more than four decades-long political career was from 2008-2016 when he served as the Vice President of the US. It was during this time, that then outgoing president Obama also honoured him in 2017 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, calling him "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history". 

 

Watch: ‘Sir, there is something on your chin’ — Biden accidentally reveals staff note

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via The New York Times
Read Article

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Read Article

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Kremlin says Biden is wrong to say that Russia only has nuclear weapons and oil

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Pop star Olivia Rodrigo joins Joe Biden to urge youth to get COVID-19 vaccine

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via The New York Times
Read Article

Biden appoints Pak-origin Khizr Khan as chief of religious freedom commission 

Pakistani-origin Khizr Khan has been chosen by US President Joe Biden as commissioner (head) of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, said White House in a statement. During…

Read Article

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Blinken says nuclear talks with Iran 'cannot go on indefinitely'

It comes after Iran's supreme leader's declaration Tehran would not accept Washington's 'stubborn' demands in talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal

Read Article

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The decision has been taken as the coronavirus pandemic which has weakened the global supply chain and has left the US markets grappling to gain access to important products, such as…

Read Article

Kremlin says Biden is wrong to say that Russia only has nuclear weapons and oil

Peskov said the United States was an opponent of Russia even though efforts to normalise ties were underway

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Read Article

Caroline Kennedy to get nominated as US ambassador to Australia by Biden  

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Read Article

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Read Article

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Read Article

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via The New York Times
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Read Article

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Read Article

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