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Bill, Hillary Clinton Become Grandparents

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Chelsea Clinton attends Clinton Global Citizens awards ceremony for the Clinton Global Initiative 2014, New York, Sept. 21, 2014.

Chelsea Clinton attends Clinton Global Citizens awards ceremony for the Clinton Global Initiative 2014, New York, Sept. 21, 2014.

Political power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton can add a new title to their resumes: grandparent.

The former U.S. president and former secretary of state celebrated the birth of their first grandchild on Friday night.

Their daughter, Chelsea, announced the news on Twitter and Facebook Saturday, saying she and husband Marc Mezvinsky "are full of love, awe and gratitude" as they celebrate the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

In their own statement Saturday, the senior Clintons said they are "blessed, grateful and so happy" to be grandparents. They said "Chelsea is well and glowing. Marc is bursting with pride. Charlotte's life is off to a good start."

The news comes as Hillary Clinton considers a run for the White House in 2016. She is the leading Democratic contender to succeed President Barack Obama, her campaign rival in the 2008 race for the Democratic nomination.

Some information for this report comes from AP, AFP and Reuters.

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