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President Biden called into Super Bowl watch parties in Kabul and on the USS Nimitz to thank service members during the game.

The @POTUS twitter account posted a photo of a relaxed Biden on the phone from his Delaware home with the game on the TV.

“Every year service members around the world gather to watch the Super Bowl — and tonight, I called into watch parties in Kabul and on the USS Nimitz to thank them for their service,” read the caption.

The USS Nimitz is an aircraft carrier deployed in the Middle East.

“We are forever in debt to those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.”

The president’s son, Beau Biden, served as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal after a year of active-duty service in Iraq.

The father-of-two died at the age of 46 from brain cancer in 2015.

During CBS’s pre-game show for Super Bowl LV, Biden declined to pick sides between the Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes and the Bucs’ Tom Brady — a six-time Super Bowl winner.

The president did say Mahomes and Brady are “great quarterbacks.”

He also said it’s his “hope and expectation” that next year’s Super Bowl can be played in front of a fan-filled stadium.

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Virginia woman searches for missing urn of father’s ashes

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A heartbroken Virginia woman is on a mission to find an urn containing her deceased father’s ashes — after it was sent to the wrong address, according to a report.

June Kim, of Fairfax County, believes someone swiped a package containing her dad’s precious remains after a funeral home mistakenly shipped them to an old address of hers weeks ago, WUSA 9 reported.

“You’re just disgusted that someone could do that,” said Kim, who is circulating fliers to find the sentimental item. “You don’t even want to think about if someone just threw it away.”

After her father died from a heart attack in December at age 58, she ordered the urn to be sent to her abode from a Texas funeral home — but it never showed up, she said. 

The funeral home later claimed it had been delivered and she soon learned it had been sent to the incorrect address, she said.

On a hunch, she spoke to former neighbors at her old apartment complex, who remembered seeing the package before it went missing.

“Just losing someone you love very much is very hard,” she said. “Even in death, you want to do the best you can for those you love. It’s difficult to do this for my dad when there’s a part of him unaccounted for somewhere,” she said.

Kim has since posted fliers around town offering a unspecified reward for the safe return of her dad’s remains — “no questions asked.”

Kim didn’t immediately return The Post’s call on Wednesday.

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FDA backs Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine as safe, effective

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FDA backs Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine as safe, effective

The Food and Drug Administration backed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine as safe and effective on Wednesday as the agency weighs whether to clear the shot for emergency use.

FDA staff affirmed J&J’s finding that the vaccine was 66 percent effective overall at preventing moderate and severe cases of COVID-19.

While not as strong as Pfizer and Moderna’s two-dose vaccines, that efficacy rate could still make J&J’s shot a helpful weapon in the battle against the pandemic.

New Jersey-based J&J’s clinical trial of nearly 44,000 people also produced no significant safety concerns that would prevent the FDA from granting an emergency use authorization for the vaccine, agency officials said.

The FDA released its analysis of the shot before a Friday meeting of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, a panel of experts that will recommend whether to clear the J&J vaccine for emergency use.

The FDA granted emergency approvals for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in December following positive recommendations from the advisory panel.

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Mitt Romney says Trump would win GOP nomination in 2024

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Senator Mitt Romney said that President Donald Trump would win the GOP nomination “in a landslide” if he decided to make a run for The White House again in 2024.

Romney (R – Utah) was speaking to the New York Times’ DealBook when he addressed Trump’s position in the future of the Republican Party.

“He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party,” Romney said. “I don’t know if he’s planning to run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he would win the nomination.”

Romney made clear that “a lot can happen between now and 2024” but cited polls that show Trump “would win in a landslide” if he were in the race.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted in the days after his acquittal in the Senate trial showed that 53 percent of Republicans would vote for Trump in the primary. Mike Pence received 12 percent in the poll. All other candidates were in the single digits.

But the Utah Senator made clear that he would not be a supporter of Trump, siding with his smaller caucus instead.

“I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican party that I represent,” he said.

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