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President Biden answers a question about the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants on Thursday at the White House. His public comments on the situation in the Middle East have been limited while the administration says it is focused on diplomacy behind the scenes. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Takes Muted Approach To Violence In Israel And Gaza

President Biden has offered few public comments on escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. The White House says it is focused on diplomacy behind the scenes.

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Run the World (Girls) Beyoncé

Covid Inc. in Tempe, Ariz., has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades. CEO Norm Carson says people sometimes come in to the building looking for a COVID-19 test. Kevin Myles hide caption

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Kevin Myles

When Your Company Is Named Covid, You've Heard All The Jokes

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Happy Uke Tom Freund
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President Biden answers a question about the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants on Thursday at the White House. His public comments on the situation in the Middle East have been limited while the administration says it is focused on diplomacy behind the scenes. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Takes Muted Approach To Violence In Israel And Gaza

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Frosti Björk
Heirloom Björk
Will It Go Round (Take 3) Sam Fribush, Charlie Hunter & Geoff Clapp
Right Mac Miller
Wildcat Ratatat

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Stolen Beehives Devastate French Beekeepers

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Highway Anxiety William Tyler
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