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US elections 2020

Harris, Asian American, hailed as first female US vice president

Laurene Jobs and Facebook's Sandberg send praise for breaking 'glass ceiling'

Sen. Kamala Harris takes the stage for a campaign stop at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, during her presidential run in April 2019.     © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- With U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden poised to succeed President Donald Trump, Black and Indian American Sen. Kamala Harris will become the first female vice president in the country's history.

"We did it. We did it, Joe," Harris said in a video posted Saturday on Twitter after media outlets called the presidential race. "You're going to be the next president of the United States," she said, laughing, in a call to Biden. 

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