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    Biden's Son Joins Ukrainian Gas Company

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - JANUARY 20: Vice-President Joe Biden and sons Hunter Biden (L) and Beau Biden walk in the Inaugural Parade January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Hunter Biden;Joe Biden;Beau Biden

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    Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter is joining the board of Ukraine's largest privately held gas company. Hunter Biden announced Tuesday he would take charge of Burisma Holdings's legal unit and consult "on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion," and more. Vice President Biden has been vocal about Ukraine's need to become energy independent, but, as his spokeswoman says, "does not endorse any particular company and has no involvement with this company."

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