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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris will take the helm of their party at the virtual convention, with a challenge to offer voters a vision of the future. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Faces A Convention Test, To Offer A Vision Beyond Beating Trump

Elections are won by the candidate who presents the most compelling vision for the future, and Joe Biden is a retro politician adapting core Democratic Party goals to the societal demands of 2020.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris will take the helm of their party at the virtual convention, with a challenge to offer voters a vision of the future. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Faces A Convention Test, To Offer A Vision Beyond Beating Trump

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Third grade teacher Maya Davis attends training before her school district reopens. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Rural Schools Struggle With Road Ahead In Era Of Coronavirus

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Isaac Cates and Ordained is one of two US a cappella groups performing at Vox Virtual. Clarence Lomax/Vox Virtual Festival hide caption

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Vox Virtual, An International Music Festival, Is About To Launch

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