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Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation. Vice President Joe Biden led an emotionally charged tribute at the Hynes Convention Center, just steps from the scene of the attack that left three dead and more than 260 others wounded.

Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation. Vice President Joe Biden led an emotionally charged tribute at the Hynes Convention Center, just steps from the scene of the attack that left three dead and more than 260 others wounded.

Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation. Vice President Joe Biden led an emotional and highly-charged tribute at the Hynes Convention Center, just steps from the scene of the attack that left three dead and more than 260 others wounded.

US vice president to attend World Cup

US Vice President Joe Biden will head to Brazil in June for the upcoming World Cup, the White House announced Monday. "While in Brazil, the Vice President will attend a game of the US national team," it said in a statement. The exact date of Biden's trip was not released. But the United States is in Group G for the big event. They play Ghana June 16 in Natal and then head to Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon region, to take on Portugal on June 22. The third US match would be against Germany in Recife on June 26.

Biden to visit Kiev to show U.S. support for Ukraine unity: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kiev on April 22 to meet with government officials and civil society groups ahead of the Ukrainian presidential election in May, the White House said on Saturday. "The vice president will underscore the United States' strong support for a united, democratic Ukraine that makes its own choices about its future path," the White House said in a statement. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Will Dunham)

Biden encourages last-minute health care applicants at help centre on deadline day

WASHINGTON - Vice-President Joe Biden is encouraging last-minute applicants for health care under President Barack Obama's law that they are "going to be better off for it." With the White House looking for a surge on the final day of enrolment Monday, Biden greeted people visiting a Washington help centre. He says as long as applicants are in line by the midnight deadline, they'll be allowed to finish their application. The vice-president delivered the message at the auditorium at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, a few miles from the White House.

Bruce Heyman, new U.S. ambassador to Canada, sworn in, ready to move north

WASHINGTON - The next U.S. ambassador to Canada is seeking the advice of Canadians about what places he needs to discover in the country. Bruce Heyman was sworn in by Vice-President Joe Biden at a ceremony today at the U.S. State Department. He's now preparing to come to Canada, where he will officially become ambassador once he presents his credentials to the Governor General. The Chicago investment banker and Democratic fundraiser had been forced to wait several months for his confirmation, amid gridlock in the U.S. Senate.

Bruce Heyman, new U.S. ambassador to Canada, sworn in, ready to move north

WASHINGTON - The next U.S. ambassador to Canada is seeking the advice of Canadians about what places he needs to discover in the country. Bruce Heyman was sworn in by Vice-President Joe Biden at a ceremony Wednesday at the U.S. State Department. He's now preparing to come to Canada, where he will officially become ambassador once he presents his credentials to the Governor General. The Chicago investment banker and Democratic fundraiser had been forced to wait several months for his confirmation, amid gridlock in the U.S. Senate.

Biden to push job training on visit to New Hampshire next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden will visit New Hampshire next week to promote ways to improve job-training skills. While Biden's visit to the early voting state is likely to prompt speculation that he is thinking about a presidential race in 2016, his trip is in line with a request to him from President Barack Obama to lead an across-the-board reform of America's training programs.

Biden warns Russia of more sanctions over Crimea 'land grab'

US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Russia it faced the prospect of more sanctions over its move to absorb Crimea, calling it "nothing more than a land grab". "Russia's political and economic isolation will only increase if it continues down this path and it will in fact see additional sanctions by the United States and the EU," Biden said during a visit to Warsaw, after the Kremlin announced it now considers Crimea a part of Russia.
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