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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday – their children Ashley and Hunter watch. Vice President Kamala Harris is pictured right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

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Biden takes the helm as president: 'Democracy has prevailed'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.


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