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In key swing-state rally, Joe Biden condemns Trump as a 'divider'

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden, holding the first large-scale rally of his 2020 presidential campaign, Saturday issued a broad call for national unity, denounced President Donald Trump as the "divider in chief" and plunged into a challenging new phase of competition with his Democratic rivals.

A career politician who came to Washington in a less polarized era, Biden promised to work across the partisan aisle - defying skeptics within his own party who worry that Biden's old-school style is outdated and not confrontational enough to defeat Trump.

"They say Democrats are

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