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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden with his wife, Jill Biden, during his caucus night watch party in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was endorsed by Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of President John F. Kennedy, in a Boston Globe op-ed early Tuesday.

The big picture: The endorsement was a boost for the former vice president ahead of the New Hampshire Democratic primary elections and as the results of the Iowa caucuses were delayed while the state party conducted "quality checks."

[P]eople still tell me that they are inspired by the words from my father's inaugural address: 'Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.' Joe Biden embodies those words."

What she's saying: In her op-ed, Kennedy noted that her uncle Sen. Ted Kennedy endorsed former President Barack Obama in 2008 because "America was ready for a new generation of leadership."

  • But Kennedy said the situation had changed and "President Trump has done immense damage to our institutions, exploited our differences, and shredded our credibility around the world."
  • She said she's "excited by the Democratic candidates and the ideas they have put forward." But she added, "We need a president who can bring people together, who knows how to get things done at home and abroad, whose word we can count on, and who can nurture the next generation of leaders. We need Joe Biden."

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the endorsement and context.

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Cuomo: "No way I resign" after sexual harassment accusations

Cuomo at a Feb. 24 press conference. Photo: Seth Wenig/pool/AFP via Getty Images

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was defiant on Sunday, stating again that he would not resign even as more former aides have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.

The big picture: Cuomo has denied all sexual harassment allegations against him and said that he "never inappropriately touched anybody." He acknowledged in a statement that "some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation." Some of the calls for Cuomo to resign have come from within the Democratic party.

N.Y. Times faces culture clashes as business booms

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New York Times columnist David Brooks' resignation from a paid gig at a think tank on Saturday is the latest in a flurry of scandals that America's biggest and most successful newspaper company has endured in the past year.

Driving the news: Brooks resigned from the Aspen Institute following a BuzzFeed News investigation that uncovered conflicts of interest between his reporting and money he accepted from corporate donors for a project called "Weave" that he worked on at the nonprofit.

America rebalances its post-Trump news diet

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Nearly halfway through President Biden's first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics.

Why it matters: The departure of former President Trump's once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country's attention.