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Joe Biden's Daughter Ashley Weds in Saturday Night Ceremony

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Vice President Joe Biden daughter Ashley Biden, 30, tied the knot with Dr. Howard Krein Saturday night in a private ceremony in Wilmington, Del.

“We’re happy to welcome Howard into our family, and we wish them all the best in their new life together,” Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden said in a statement.

Details of the engagement leaked last October after the vice president reportedly referred to Krein in public as his “future son-in-law.”

Ashley Biden is the youngest of the vice president’s children and his only child with wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

The vice president has two sons, Beau and Hunter, from his marriage to Neilia Hunter Biden, who died in a car accident in 1972 along with their 13-month-old daughter, Naomi.

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General Stanley McChrystal to Join Obama Administration

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is expected to announce Tuesday that retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will join the Obama administration.

The first lady’s office confirms to ABC News that McChrystal will lead first lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s advisory board supporting military families.

The announcement will formally be made on Tuesday at the White House when Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will launch a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families.

“The initiative aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society -- citizens, communities, businesses, non-profits, faith based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government -- to ensure military families have the support they have earned,” the first lady’s office says.

Just last June, President Obama relieved embattled Gen. Stanley McChrystal from his position as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, replacing him with Gen. David Petraeus, after comments to Rolling Stone magazine.

McChrystal's comments, "does not meet the standards that should be set by a commanding general," the president said last June.  "It undermines the civilian control of the military...and it erodes the trust that is necessary for our team to work together to achieve our objectives in Afghanistan.”

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White House to Hold Summit for Community Colleges

Photo Courtesy - The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and second lady Dr. Jill Biden will host the first ever White House Summit on Community Colleges at the White House on Tuesday.

Biden, a 17-year community college instructor, said on a conference call with reporters Monday that she hopes Tuesday’s summit will help open the nation’s eyes to the value of community colleges.  “I have always said that the community colleges are one of the nation’s best kept secrets, but [Tuesday's] summit shows that is no longer the case,” she said.

At the summit, the administration will highlight two public-private commitments that they believe will help prepare the community college workforce better.  Community college leaders and former students, as well as business and organized labor representatives, are expected to attend to discuss what more can be done to help community colleges succeed and create a valuable, successful work force.

Earlier this year, the president announced an investment of $2 million over four years to community colleges to support new education training and skills programs. Over the next few months, the White House is anticipated to announce the first $500 million of that investment.

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