10/18, 7:31 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden offers condolences on death of Colin Powell

United States President Joe Biden joined on Monday numerous politicians in offering condolences on the death of former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Colin Powell, who he described as his friend and a "trusted confidant in good and hard times."

"Over our many years working together – even in disagreement – Colin was always someone who gave you his best and treated you with respect. Colin embodies the highest ideals of both warrior and diplomat. He was committed to our nation's strength and security above all," he said in a written statement. "And I am forever grateful for his support of my candidacy for president and for our shared battle for the soul of the nation."

As a sign of respect, Biden ordered the country's flags to be flown at half-mast until sunset on October 22.

Breaking the News / JR