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Jill Biden

Jill Biden
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Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is calling for women and the nation to do their part to tackle the issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse.

But in an address Monday to area Democratic women, Biden stayed away from touchier political topics -- such as the possible government shutdown because of a dispute about Planned Parenthood and whether her husband plans to run for president next year.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to attend the World Series opener in St. Louis on Wednesday night to honor military veterans.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that it has dedicated Game 1 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals to veterans and their families.

The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium as part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 17, 2008 - Jill Biden took a day off from teaching English and came to St. Louis to warm up the faithful for Saturday's appearance here by Sen. Barack Obama, her husband Joe Biden's running mate on the Democratic ticket.