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Beau Biden brought to his work a mighty heart. He brought to his family a mighty heart. What a good man. What an original. May God bless his memory, and the lives of all he touched.

— Closing lines from President Barack Obama’s eulogy of Beau Biden, delivered earlier today at his funeral Mass in Wilmington, Delaware.