After a career pocked by adversity, the next challenge for the ‘scrappy kid from Scranton’ is to heal a fractured nation
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At a moment of extraordinary tumult and pain, America has elected a man haunted by grief, with a seemingly boundless capacity for resilience, to be the country’s next president.
Joe Biden sought the presidency twice before serving as vice-president for eight years in the Obama administration, a role that might have been the capstone of his decades in public life.