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When you're a parent of small children, at some point, you come across a Barbie children's book. She is white. She is blond. She is skinny. And she's spending time with her friends, going from poolside to parties, to the mall.

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The new chairman of the Democratic National Committee is on the line. Jaime Harrison of South Carolina was President Biden's choice for the job. He is a former U.S. Senate candidate who lost to Senator Lindsey Graham, but not before raising a lot of money and also telling Graham in a debate to, quote, "be a man and own up to his flip-flops." Mr. Chairman, welcome to the program and congratulations to you.

JAIME HARRISON: Thank you. And good morning to you.

INSKEEP: What is the opportunity for the Democratic Party at this moment?

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In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden called for an end to, quote, "this uncivil war."

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: We must set aside politics and finally face this pandemic as one nation, one nation.

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NICK EVANS, BYLINE: Columbus City Council will look to those ideas as it starts work on its budget next month. The council president says his top priority is finding a new way to respond when residents call 911, a response that may not immediately involve police. For NPR News, I'm Nick Evans in Columbus.

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