Shaped by tragedy, Joe Biden eyes calm after Trump storm

Washington (AFP) – He has channeled personal tragedy into a heart-on-his-sleeve compassion for everyday Americans, but President-elect Joe Biden faces the challenge of a lifetime as he inherits a nation both traumatized and spellbound by his White House predecessor.Biden’s victory — projected by TV networks Saturday in a cliffhanger election with the United States in crisis — turns the page on Donald Trump’s most divisive of presidencies, and rewards his appeal to the better angels of a deeply-riven country.But can the man who has cast himself as healer-in-chief make headway in a nation wher…

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