Biden 'knew he was making history' with Harris as VP -WH

Biden, a Democrat, alerted leaders in Congress of the power transfer at 10:10 a.m. EST (1510 GMT) and took back control at 11:35 EST, the White House said.

The president was undergoing a routine physical at the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington.

Psaki said Biden spoke to Harris and White House chief of staff Ron Klain after the procedure and was "in good spirits."

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