Harris was briefly first woman to be acting U.S. president as Biden underwent colonoscopy

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By Jeff Mason BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris Friday as he underwent a colonoscopy, making her the first woman to hold the presidential reins in U.S. history. 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. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said Biden spoke to Harris and White House chief of staff Ron Klain a…

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