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Joe Biden during an interview alongside Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the University of Delaware last month. Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP

Joe Biden said he's uncertain about vying for a 2020 bid after his failed attempts in 1998 and 2008, but he is eager to find fresh meat to run on the Democratic ticket, per AP.

Key quote: "I've done it a long time. I'm just not sure it's the appropriate thing for me to do," he said in an interview with Snapchat's Good Luck America, set to be published Tuesday. "We gotta turn this ship around. And I'd much prefer to be helping someone turn it around than being the guy trying to turn it around."

  • He also maintained that he's "not doing anything to run": "I'm not taking names, I'm not raising money, I'm not talking to anybody, but something's got to happen."

Biden has been a busy man in recent months. He formed a political-action committee in June and has written several opinion pieces regarding President Trump and his misrepresentation of American values. And in the past month alone he's participated in multiple interviews:

  • Biden said on NBC's Today show Monday that he "would never have" agreed to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016 under any circumstances. He did note though that he was concerned about Clinton's prospects. "It hit me like a ton of bricks, there was no discussion of issues" in her campaign.
  • In an interview with Axios last week, Biden ripped Trump's "phony nationalism": "Did any one of you ever think that you would see ... folks coming out from under rocks and out of the fields with torches, carrying swastikas literally reciting the same, the same exact anti-Semitic bile that you heard in the 30s?"
  • Last month, he told Vanity Fair's David Kamp that he's not ruling out a 2020 bid: "I haven't decided to run. But I've decided I'm not going to decide not to run. We'll see what happens."
  • In an interview alongside Ohio Gov. John Kasich last month, Biden said, "We're both hoping that both our parties generate some real energetic people who have the depth and the capacity to do it," he said.

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Scoop: U.S. and Israel to form team to solve consulate dispute

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (right) meet in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. and Israel are planning to form a joint team to hold discreet negotiations on the reopening of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, Israeli officials say.

Why it matters: The consulate handled relations with the Palestinians for 25 years before being shut down by then President Donald Trump in 2019. Senior officials in Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's government see the consulate issue as a political hot potato that could destabilize their unwieldy coalition.

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to Parkland school shooting

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz at the defense table during jury selection at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 6, 2021. Photo: Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday pleaded guilty on all counts for carrying out the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead, including 14 students and three staff members.

Driving the news: Cruz, 23, pleaded guilty at a hearing on Wednesday to 17 murder counts and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for carrying out the deadly shooting.

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White House unveils plan to "quickly" vaccinate kids ages 5-11

Charles Muro, 13, is inoculated at Hartford Healthcare's mass vaccination center at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

The White House on Wednesday released its plan to vaccinate children between the ages of five and 11, pending authorization from the Food and Drug Administration of the first COVID-19 shot for that age group.

The big picture: The White House said it has secured enough vaccine supply to equip more than 25,000 pediatric and primary care offices, hundreds of school and community health clinics, as well as tens of thousands of pharmacies, to administer the shots.