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Biden warns Wake Forest graduates against inaction

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WINSTON-SALEM — Vice President Joe Biden is calling on graduates at Wake Forest University to seize this moment in history to change the nation for the better.

Biden told graduates at the Winston-Salem school on Monday that failure to do so would leave the country falling behind.

Biden says he’s more optimistic about the nation’s future than he was when he graduated amid political turmoil in the 1960s. He says graduates face an “inflection point” in history in which they will play a role in rebuilding economic, environmental and education policy.

But Biden acknowledged the challenges facing the graduating class, saying they are entering a world of “anxiety and uncertainty.” He says inaction would mean the nation will fall behind.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Vice President Joe Biden is calling on graduates at Wake Forest University to seize this moment in history to change the nation for the better.

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