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Containers are stacked high at the Port of Los Angeles on Sept. 28. A record number of cargo ships are stuck floating and waiting off the Southern California coast amid a supply chain crisis that the Biden administration is hoping to ease. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House announces steps to try to ease backlogs at U.S. ports

President Biden addressed ongoing supply chain problems, as major retailers warn of shortages and price hikes during the upcoming holiday season.

The Birds & Bees Tülpa
Time Remembered [#] Bill Evans & Bill Evans Trio
Dark End of the Street Ry Cooder
Homemade Ice Cream Tony Joe White
Houston in Two Seconds Ry Cooder
'68 aka Only Time Lemon Jelly
Sea of Dreams Nitsua

Why a literary magazine at the nation's oldest public hospital matters more than ever

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Single Petal of a Rose Crown Project & Duke Ellington
Girl with the Flaxen Hair Washington Saxophone Quartet
Teflon Corner Marco Beltrami
Home Shopping Marco Beltrami

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The Boston Marathon bomber case reaches the Supreme Court

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Sincere Sunset (Nujabes Tribute) Abstrakt Idea
Maiden Voyage/Everything In Its Right Place Robert Glasper
Songs My Mother Taught Me Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Scott
String Quintet in C Major G. 324, Op. 30, No.6, "La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid" Luigi Boccherini, Cuarteto Casals
Poplar Tree Men I Trust
Spotlight Howard Shore
Storybook Max Richter
Butterscotch Makaya McCraven
Give It to Me Baby [Instrumental] Rick James
I Like to Score Moby

Containers are stacked high at the Port of Los Angeles on Sept. 28. A record number of cargo ships are stuck floating and waiting off the Southern California coast amid a supply chain crisis that the Biden administration is hoping to ease. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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There's a backlog at U.S. ports. Here's how Biden hopes to get you your goods, faster

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