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Biden cancels events after family death

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden Sunday canceled two days of campaign events after the death of his mother-in-law, his campaign said.

The Delaware senator canceled weekend events in the District of Columbia and Virginia, ABC News reported.

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"The Obama-Biden campaign today canceled Senator Biden's schedule Monday and Tuesday because of the passing of Jill Biden's mother, Bonny Jean Jacobs, this afternoon after a long illness," Biden spokesman David Wade said in a statement.

On Monday and Tuesday, Biden had also been set to hold rallies in New Hampshire and Florida.

The Biden family is at home in Wilmington, Del.

"We appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy during this difficult time," Wade said.

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