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Former Vice President Joe Biden will make an appearance at this year’s South by Southwest festival.

SXSW announced he will speak at the convention center on Sunday, March 12, about the Cancer Moonshot initiative he started last year, a $1 billion research project.

President Obama awarded outgoing Vice President Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday afternoon.

Calling the former longtime Delaware senator "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history," Obama gave his White House partner the surprise award in an emotional ceremony, initially billed as a farewell.

PBS Newshour

Today is the last day of the Democratic National Convention -- Hillary Clinton will accept her party's nomination for president, becoming the first woman nominated by a major U.S. political party. You can watch the convention livestream here all day, and the NPR/PBS NewsHour coverage starting at 7 p.m. Central time.

PBS NewsHour

President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the Virginian who wants to fill the No. 2 job, Tim Kaine, are at the top of the Day 3 ticket for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. You can watch the convention livestream here all day, and the NPR/PBS NewsHour coverage starting at 7 p.m. Central time.

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Vice President Joe Biden came to Dallas Wednesday to promote investment in transit, roads and rail.

 

Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he will not be a candidate for president in 2016, sparing Democrats from a shake-up in the race for the White House and removing a potential stumbling block for Hillary Clinton.

The vice president's decision comes after a long, and very public, struggle with whether or not to make a third run for the White House. Overcome with grief after the death of his eldest son, Beau, in May from brain cancer, at many times Biden seemed far from ready for the rigors of the campaign trail.

Vice President Joe Biden visited Austin today to announce that the underfunded 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline will be getting more dollars.

He helped create the hotline when the Violence Against Women Act that he sponsored in Congress was passed in 1994. 

Since 1996, "in most cases, the voice a woman in distress hears is yours -- the folks here in Austin, Texas," he told a small, packed room of activists, stakeholders and staff. "They're prisoners in plain sight. And the only voice so many of them hear is the people at the other end of the line here."