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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Former President Barack Obama made an appearance at a reception for a charitable foundation named after the late son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

WDEL reports Obama visited Delaware to speak Monday at the Wilmington Country Club for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Biden's memoir is coming out Nov. 14 and it will be called "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose."

Flatiron Books, which acquired the book in April, announced Monday that the former vice president will promote the book as part of his "American Promise Tour." Two days before the book is released, an interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on Winfrey's OWN network. His tour opens Nov. 13 with an appearance at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has purchased a vacation home near Cape Henlopen State Park.

Biden issued a statement saying he and his wife, Jill, had always dreamed of being able to buy a home at the beach where his family can get together.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Biden as Delaware’s longest serving senator secured the return of the federal land at Cape Henlopen.

The paper reports that the former Vice President used the advance on his upcoming book to buy the property.

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Vice President Joseph Biden told an audience at the Delaware National Guard Headquarters that he had received a great deal of support after the loss of his son to brain cancer last year.

The Memorial Day ceremony marked the naming of the headquarters in New Castle after his son Major Joseph “Beau” Biden.

Biden joined the Delaware Army National Guard in 2003 and was deployed to Iraq with the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade.

His son also served two terms as the state’s attorney general.

 

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A foundation that honors late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has announced its new mission to protect children from sexual abuse.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children announced Wednesday that its new efforts will include educating adults on where sexual abuse can occur, signs of abuse, prevention techniques and what to do if children say they've been abused.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says he's confident Congress will approve the $1 billion that President Barack Obama has requested for cancer research.

Biden made the comment Tuesday at the launch of a new immunotherapy institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Obama has likened the accelerated quest for cancer cures to a manned mission to the moon. Biden says the proposal has overwhelming bipartisan support.

Obama is requesting $755 million in addition to the $195 million in new cancer funding Congress approved in its budget deal last year.

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Children should be a bit safer when they go off to youth summer camp because of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden who died of cancer last year.

A new Child Protection Act goes into effect April 7th that will require finger-print background checks at the state and national level on their employees and volunteers.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this will be the first time such a practice will be codified in the First State.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The six Democrats vying for their party's nomination to fill Delaware's vacant lieutenant governor's seat are introducing themselves to votes and outlining their platforms.

The candidates gathered Thursday evening for a forum at Delaware State University, mostly sticking to their talking points while answering questions about how they see the role of lieutenant governor and what they would do in office.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware will name its National Guard headquarters in New Castle for Beau Biden.
 
Gov. Jack Markell announced the honor Tuesday for the former attorney general and Army National Guard major who died of brain cancer in May.
 
A ceremony will be held in the spring to unveil signs for the "Major Joseph R. (Beau) Biden III Armed Forces Reserved Center." The center houses the Army and Air National Guard and local U.S. Navy Reserve.
 

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Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the Sussex County Democrats’ Jamboree in Lewes this weekend.

Climbing on top of a picnic table he thanked his supporters and those of his son Beau who recently died of brain cancer.

His son had been a regular at the event first attending as a child.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Biden showed up at the Cape Henlopen State Park where he shook hands of around 300 people.

Biden’s appearance was a surprise and not listed on his public schedule.

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