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Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, in 2012. CreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden III, the former attorney general of Delaware and the eldest son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., has died of brain cancer, his father announced on Saturday. The younger Mr. Biden was 46.

Mr. Biden had spent more than a week receiving treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington.

In a statement Saturday night, the vice president said: “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.”

“In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.”

In 2010, the younger Mr. Biden, known as Beau, had suffered what officials described as a mild stroke. Three years later, he was admitted to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after what White House officials described at the time as “an episode of disorientation and weakness.”

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Mr. Biden’s death marks a second tragic loss for the vice president, whose first wife, Neilia, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident in 1972. CreditJason Reed/Reuters

Officials said in 2013 that the doctors in Texas had removed a small lesion from his brain.

Mr. Biden’s death marks a second tragic loss for the vice president, whose first wife, Neilia, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident in 1972 when the station wagon they were driving in to go Christmas shopping was hit by a tractor-trailer. Beau Biden and his brother, Hunter, were also injured in the crash, but both survived.

A popular Democratic politician in his home state who was known to be very close to his father, Mr. Biden served two terms as Delaware’s top law enforcement official before announcing last year that he would not run for a third term so he could make a bid for governor in 2016.

“What started as a thought — a very persistent thought — has now become a course of action that I wish to pursue,” Mr. Biden wrote in an open letter to his constituents in April 2014.

As recently as late February, some Delaware politicians close to Mr. Biden told news organizations that they still believed Mr. Biden planned to run for governor in 2016.

But Mr. Biden’s health had apparently declined in recent weeks, and he was taken to Walter Reed on May 20.

A handsome, energetic politician whose broad smile mirrored that of his father, Mr. Biden appeared to be a natural to follow his father’s path toward national political success.

A lawyer by training, Mr. Biden joined the Delaware National Guard in 2003, serving as a major in the Judge Advocate General Corps. His unit was deployed to Iraq in 2008, while his father was running for vice president.

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Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Beau at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times

In a short, emotional speech introducing his father at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Mr. Biden recalled the tragedy that had touched his family, describing the moments after the crash.

“One of my earliest memories was being in that hospital, Dad always at our side. We, not the Senate, were all he cared about,” Mr. Biden said. “He decided not to take the oath of office. He said, ‘Delaware can get another senator, but my boys can’t get another father.’ However, great men like Ted Kennedy, Mike Mansfield, Hubert Humphrey — men who had been tested themselves — convinced him to serve. So he was sworn in, in the hospital, at my bedside.”

Many in Delaware expected Mr. Biden to run for his father’s Senate seat after the 2008 election, but the younger Biden, who was elected attorney general in 2006, declined, saying he was still needed in his state as he pressed ahead on a major child molestation case his agency was pursuing against a pediatrician.

“I have a duty to fulfill as attorney general, and the immediate need to focus on a case of great consequence. And that is what I must do.”

Instead, he ran for re-election in 2010, serving a second term before deciding to seek higher office.

Mr. Biden is survived by his wife, Hallie, and two children.

President Obama said in a statement that he was grieving for the vice president and his family.

“For all that Beau Biden achieved in his life, nothing made him prouder, nothing made him happier, nothing claimed a fuller focus of his love and devotion than his family,” Mr. Obama said. “Just like his dad.”

Mr. Obama called the vice president “one of the strongest men” he had ever known and offered a quote from the poet, William Butler Yeats. “I have believed the best of every man,” Yeats wrote, “and find that to believe it is enough to make a bad man show him at his best or even a good man swing his lantern higher.”

“Beau Biden believed the best of us all. For him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/us/politics/joseph-r-biden-iii-vice-presidents-son-beau-dies-at-46.html

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Beau Biden

 

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Former New York Governor George Pataki says he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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George Pataki made it official Thursday, stressing his three terms as New York governor in announcing he would seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

“I was a Republican governor in a very deep blue state,” Pataki said in a video posted along with his campaign website.

Pataki has his work cut out for him in a Republican field that will likely have more than a dozen candidates; he barely registers in a new Quinnipiac Poll of GOP candidates.

In his video, Pataki said he would work to reduce the size and power ofgovernment, ease the nation’s political divisions and improve national security; he cited his experience as governor in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

“If we are to flourish as a people, we have to fall in love with America again,” Pataki said in a video.

Pataki has a kickoff campaign event Thursday in New Hampshire.

On paper, Pataki’s credentials are impressive. He defeated liberal icon Mario Cuomo in 1994 to win the first of his three terms as governor of New York, one of the nation’s largest, and bluest, states.

But his bid is unquestionably a long shot. He didn’t register at all in a Fox News poll taken earlier this month among likely GOP primary voters, and he’s largely been off the national stage since exiting the governor’s office at the end of 2006.

He’s even taken to making self-deprecating cracks about his status within the Republican presidential field. At a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this year, an attendee suggested he was a “second-tier kind of candidate.” According to The Daily Beast, Pataki deadpanned: “You are moving me up, then!”

This is not the first time Pataki, 69, has considered a presidential run. He mulled but ultimately passed on White House bids in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

Pataki has touted his ability to win states where Republicans have not traditionally fared well, but his more moderate stances on issues such as abortion will be tough to overcome among more conservative GOP primary voters.

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/05/28/george-pataki-president-announcement/27957089/

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Alyssa Renee Ramirez of Devine, Texas, died after floodwater swept away her car.

8:13 PM ET            Tuesday May 26, 2015

There was nothing, it seemed, that Alyssa Renee Ramirez couldn’t do.

She had friends everywhere in her hometown of Devine, Texas, southwest of San Antonio. At Devine High School, she was student council president and co-editor of the yearbook. She starred on the tennis and volleyball teams, not to mention as a cheerleader. And the reigning homecoming queen had one last dance in her Saturday night, as she, her date and their friends lived it up at prom.

Ramirez never made it home. Her car got caught up in fast-moving floodwater, ending her short but illustrious life and leaving her classmates crestfallen.

“She was a good person,” Amber Contreras told CNN affiliate WOAI, fighting back tears over the news her friend is gone. “I was like, it can’t be happening.”

But it did, around 2:45 a.m. (3:45 a.m. ET) Sunday within sight of Ramirez’s home about two miles away. Torrential rains made it near impossible to see, including the sight of a road inundated with floodwater.

Once the teenager got stuck, her aunt Roberta Ramirez told CNN, she called 911 then called her father.

“He just told her to stay put, I’m on my way,” Roberta Ramirez said. “But by the time he got there, the water was just torrential. There was such force so that even if she had gotten out of the vehicle, it probably would have carried her away.”

Now, rather than getting ready to graduate on June 5 and pursuing her plans of becoming an optometrist, Ramirez will be buried Wednesday. Her family and friends are finding solace in their belief she’s gone to heaven, pointing to her strong Christian faith.

“Any time you saw her, you couldn’t help but smile, no mater what kind of mood you were in,” said Alyssa Schmidt, one of the teen’s close friends. “Her love for God, as soon as you started talking to her, that was the first thing you found out, was how much she loved him and how much she wanted to live out his word.”

In an online post nine days before her death, the family says, Ramirez wrote about faith growing “through hardship (and) in a desert of tribulation.”

“Even though it is never pleasant to experience hardship,” she said, “it teaches us to persevere and to cling to God. He will never desert us.”‘

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/26/us/texas-oklahoma-flooding-victims/

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Alyssa Renee Ramirez

 

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Defense Chief Hyon Yong Chol “was purged for lese majeste,” South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

Hyon was executed in public in front of hundreds of people, the agency said.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/12/asia/north-korea-defence-ministesr/

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Hyon Cho

8        3    3

how he appears the world (HC), his primary challenge (HC), and how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire (HL) all = 83 = A call for justice.

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