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Vice President Biden pauses between mock swearing-in ceremonies in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Biden presided over the official Electoral College tally amid several interruptions. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Texas Tech freshman Regan Elder helps drape a bed sheet with the message "No Means No" over the university's seal at the Lubbock, Texas campus in 2014 to protest what students say is a "rape culture" on campus. Betsy Blaney/AP hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden, center, arrives for funeral services for New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, on Saturday. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Vice President Biden is greeted by Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., before speaking at a backyard rally for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Monday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Vice President Biden at a December 2012 meeting of police chiefs on gun control, held in Washington, D.C. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Administration Still Fighting For Assault Weapons Ban, Biden Says

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President Obama is officially sworn in Sunday by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha. Larry Downing/AP hide caption

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President Obama at the White House today, with Vice President Biden in the background. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Biden and President Obama at the White House on Dec. 19. Biden has been charged with drawing up "concrete proposals" on how to reduce gun violence. Fang Zhe/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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