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Former Attorney General Beau Biden’s retreat from public appearances has raised speculation about whether he will actually take a shot at Delaware’s governorship.

Aides to Biden told the Wilmington News Journal that he still intends on running for government next year.

But Delaware Democrat declined to comment on his own.

In addition, Biden also declined requests from the paper to discuss his new job at a Wilmington law firm managed by top Democratic donor Stuart Grant.

His health has also been part of the speculation.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's former attorney general, Beau Biden, is joining the law firm of Grant and Eisenhofer.

The firm announced Monday that Biden has joined the firm.

The firm's office in Wilmington is headed by Stuart Grant, who served as Biden's finance chair during previous political campaigns.

Biden, whose father is Vice President Joe Biden, served as Delaware's 44th attorney general in 2006. The Democrat announced last year he would not seek re-election to a third term. Lt. Gov. Matt Denn won election to the seat in November.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - New leaders are set to take charge in two of Delaware's statewide elected offices.

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn will be sworn in Tuesday as Delaware's new attorney general. Denn entered the attorney general's race last year, just days after incumbent fellow Democrat Beau Biden said he would not seek re-election.

This will be Denn's third statewide office, following his tenures as lieutenant governor and insurance commissioner.

Also Tuesday, Republican Ken Simpler will be sworn in as state treasurer, replacing Democrat Chip Flowers.

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Just days after the 2014 election, the race for governor in the state of Delaware has already begun.

Delaware state Senator Colin Bonini says he will seek the Republican nomination for the state’s top job.

He is joining Democratic Attorney General Beau Biden who has already expressed his interest in taking on the campaign for government two years from now.

Bonini told the Wilmington News Journal that that while it was important to focus on the winners of this week’s election he was already making his bid for governor.

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Delaware Governor Jack Markell says there are 11 people who being monitored in the First State for Ebola symptoms.

He joined the state’s top health officials at the 3rd Annual Public Health Preparedness Symposium in Dover last night and said his administration has been preparing for the potential of any Ebola cases for months in order to keep the public safe.

So far, there have been no cases of Ebola in Delaware and the risk of transmission is low.

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If Attorney General Beau Biden wants to run again in the First State the public opinion polls are looking good for him.

A new University of Delaware survey found that 60 percent of Delawareans viewed his second term as Attorney General favorably.

Only 24 percent did not.

The poll was taken in mid-September.

In April the Vice President’s son decided not to seek a third term.

His father Joe Biden also has good numbers among Delawareans with 64 percent viewing him favorably to 30 percent unfavorably.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A young, pregnant prosecutor described as a rising star at the Delaware Attorney General's Office has died unexpectedly.

A spokesman for the Attorney General's Office said Tuesday that 33-year-old Deputy Attorney General Sarita Wright died Sunday.

The Cecil County Sheriff's Office says paramedics responded to Wright's Elkton, Maryland home after getting a call about someone having a heart attack. Paramedics weren't able to revive Wright.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware House has resurrected and approved a proposed constitutional amendment allowing bail to be denied for defendants charged with non-capital crimes.

The bill fell three votes short of the required two-thirds majority in a Wednesday vote. That vote was rescinded Thursday, and the bill received one vote more than needed.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment allowing bail to be denied for defendants charged with non-capital crimes has failed to clear the state House.

The bill fell three votes short of the required two-thirds majority in a House vote Wednesday, but there's a possibility it could be resurrected before the legislative session ends next week.

The amendment, supported by Attorney General Beau Biden, was defeated twice in the state Senate last June before being resurrected and passed in a little-noticed midnight vote on the final day of legislative session.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has passed a bill giving judges the discretion to determine sentences for criminal defendants who are considered habitual offenders subject to enhanced sentencing because of previous felony convictions.

The measure, opposed by Attorney General Beau Biden's office, passed the Senate on a 12-9 vote Thursday, with Republicans casting all but one of the dissenting votes. It now goes to the House.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Former federal prosecutor Colm Connolly says he will not seek the GOP nomination for attorney general.

Connolly told WDEL (http://bit.ly/Qg5MfK) Wednesday that his oldest child is in college and his three other children will be in high school next year. Connolly, who is in private practice, says it just isn't the right time.

Attorney General Beau Biden, a Democrat, announced last month that he would not seek a third term and instead focus on a run for governor in 2016.

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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is pushing back on claims by public defenders that the scandal plagued drug testing lab in the medical examiner’s office is an investigative arm of prosecutors.

The public defenders have filed 112 motions seeking to overturn more than 95-hundred drug conviction from the last three years as a result of thefts of drug evidence at the testing lab.

A Biden spokesman told the Wilmington News Journal that that the Medical Examiner’s office was an independent agency under the Department of Health and Social Services.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Attorney General Beau Biden says a recent investigation of a state drug-testing lab overseen by the medical examiner's office shows Delaware needs independent crime laboratory.

Biden said in a statement Thursday that the state needs to build its own crime laboratory.

In February, Dr. Richard Callery was suspended as chief medical examiner amid an investigation of evidence tampering at a state drug-testing lab. The criminal investigation of drug evidence being tampered with, substituted or going missing after being submitted is ongoing.

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There have been concerns about Attorney General Beau Biden’s health as he gears up for a run for the governor’s chair in Delaware.

But his brother Hunter Biden told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell yesterday that Biden was “doing great”.

The Attorney General went to a cancer facility in Texas recently for a lesion on his brain.

Hunter Biden called it a scare but added his brother is back to work.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Lt. Gov. Matt Denn says he will seek the attorney general's office.

Denn announced Monday that he has filed with the state elections commissioner to be a Democratic candidate in the race this year.

The announcement comes just days after Attorney General Beau Biden announced he would not seek a third term and instead focus on a run for governor in 2016.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Three men who worked as detectives in the Delaware attorney general's office have filed a lawsuit claiming that the justice agency and Attorney General Beau Biden have refused to pay them overtime.

Robert Durnan, Gerald Christian and Mark Forbes also allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that they were subjected to retaliatory reassignments or duty restrictions last year after their attorney sought payment for overtime accrued since November 2010. Payroll records show no overtime payments to the men in that period.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State House members are set to vote on a proposed amendment to Delaware's constitution allowing bail to be denied for defendants charged with non-capital crimes.

The proposed amendment, backed by Attorney General Beau Biden, is aimed at stopping violent offenders from getting released on bail, only to be charged with committing more violent crimes after being put back on the street.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has refused to discuss details about his health after a recent scare, but one of his doctors is now offering a few details about Biden's surgery in August.

The News Journal reports Dr. W.K. Alfred Yung from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center released a statement Friday saying Biden had a flawless surgery Aug. 20 to remove "a small lesion." Yung says he examined Biden again Nov. 11 and gave him "a clean bill of health."

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Delaware Republicans want the Attorney General Beau Biden to provide the details of a more than two-year independent investigation into campaign finance violations.

The probe by special prosecutor E. Norman Veasey found improper campaign contributions to Governor Jack Markell in 2008.

In addition, the investigation found violations by three state lawmakers for failing to report getting gifts of more than $250 as required by law.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is still refusing to discuss details about a recent health scare that sent him to a Texas cancer center.

In an interview Monday before a state budget hearing, Biden said only that he had an operation, and that he feels "very lucky" and "very grateful."

Biden, who has a long, curving scar stretching from his left ear to the top of his head, wouldn't say whether he is taking medication, repeatedly insisting that he has a "clean bill of health."

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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has filed an appeal in Florida’s First District Court of Appeal that seeks to challenge changes to the Florida-based Alfred I. du Pont Trust that he says hurts the First State.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the appeal to overturn the September decision was filed on Friday.

Biden says that the changes were made without proper notice to his state.

The ruling would bar Biden from re-opening a 2004 reorganization of the trust that provides funds for the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.

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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has joined 39 of his counterparts in calling on the Food and Drug Administration to crack down on the marketing and sale of electronic cigarettes.

They want the FDA to restrict advertising of the e-cigarettes and to ban the sale of the battery-operated devices to minors through the Tobacco Control Act.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated products that heat liquid nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that is then inhaled.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has returned to his office, two weeks after undergoing a medical procedure at a Houston cancer center.

A spokesman for the state Department of Justice says Biden was in the office on Wednesday meeting with staff.

The 44-year-old Biden was admitted last month to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center after becoming weak and disoriented during a vacation in Indiana.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden returned home Thursday with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, and other family members after undergoing a medical procedure at a Houston cancer center.

A small motorcade of SUVs with dark tinted windows arrived at Joe Biden's house shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon after Air Force Two touched down at the New Castle County airport following a flight from Texas.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden will be returning home soon with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, aboard Air Force Two following a successful medical procedure at a Houston cancer center.

The vice president's office says Beau Biden will fly to Delaware aboard the aircraft Thursday.

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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is undergoing tests at a cancer hospital in Houston Texas.

The Wilmington News Journal is quoting a source close to Biden who said that the 44-year Attorney General spent part of yesterday at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Biden wrote a tweet yesterday morning along with a photo of him and his wife thanking well-wishers.

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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden at a Houston, Texas hospital after becoming weak and disoriented during a family vacation last week.

That’s the word from Biden spokesman Jason Miller and the White House.

Vice President Joe Biden is at the hospital where his son is undergoing medical tests with no public events scheduled.

The Vice President is scheduled to join the president in Scranton, Pa. later this week.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorney General Beau Biden's office is refusing to answer questions about fellow Democrat Gov. Jack Markell's handling of potentially illegal campaign contributions.

In a letter to Delaware's Republican Party chairman Tuesday, Biden's office reiterated that questions about charitable donations made by Markell's camp equal to the questionable campaign contributions should be directed to an independent counsel.

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In Delaware there is a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a judge to order suspects be held without bail for at least 90 days. .if they are charged with crimes ranged from first-degree murder to burglary.

Under an amendment that failed twice six years ago judge could only deny bail if it was determined it was necessary to ensure the public’s safety.

But those held for the two highest classes of felonies would be eligible to have bail set if they do not go to trial within 90 days and have requested a continuance.              

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A proposed amendment to Delaware's constitution allowing bail to be denied for defendants charged with non-capital crimes has stalled in a Senate committee.

The proposed amendment, backed by Attorney General Beau Biden, is aimed at stopping violent offenders from getting released on bail, only to be charged with committing more violent crimes after being put back on the street.

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