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Gaffe Or Revelation? Joe Biden Says He Has Cancer

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At a glance

  • President Biden said Wednesday that he has cancer — making either a gaffe or weirdly casual health announcement.
  • Biden was describing the health effects of emissions from oil refineries near his childhood home in Claymont, Del.
  • “That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer and why for the longest time Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation,” Biden said.

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