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Vice President Kamala Harris bumps fists with then President-elect Joe Biden after she was sworn in during the inauguration, Wednesday, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

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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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