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Vice President Joe Biden to participate in 2016 Oscars telecast, White House says

Vice President Joe Biden and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be guests of the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for tomorrow evening’s Oscars awards ceremony, the White House has announced in a brief statement. No further details were provided in the advisory, but Deadline has plenty.

The Bidens are in California for the weekend, and spent today in the Bay Area. They toured the Center for Advanced Technology Lab and participated in a roundtable on cancer the University of California, San Francisco, and appeared at the California State Democratic Party Convention in San Jose, where the Vice President spoke.

The Bidens are scheduled to remain overnight in Los Angeles following the awards telecast. Presumably, they will return to D.C. on Monday, February 29th.