WASHINGTON (AP) — Ashley Biden, the only daughter of Vice President Joe Biden, is engaged to be married.A spokeswoman for Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, confirmed the engagement Monday. Spokeswoman Courtney O'Donnell says the family is "thrilled" by the news.Ashley Biden is a 30-year-old social worker. Her fiancé, Dr. Howard Krein, is a Philadelphia-based physician who specializes in ear, nose and throat and in facial and reconstructive surgery.The couple became engaged in September after dating for about a year, and word began to leak after the vice president referred several times to his "future son-in-law" at an event in Wilmington, Del., on Friday.Joe Biden also has two sons from his first marriage. His first wife and infant daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972.



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