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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) used a series of jokes at the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday night to address reports that she's a demanding boss who yells at staff, the Associated Press reports.

Details: The 2020 presidential candidate issued a serious statement to her local paper, the Star Tribune, before the dinner admitting she could be tough and pledging to "do better." But the annual gathering of journalists, politicians and political officials is a lighthearted, satirical affair, so Klobuchar wasted no time in poking fun at herself.

  • On Gridiron Club president Jerry Seib, executive Washington editor of the Wall Street Journal, asking her to address the dinner: "So when Jerry called me about tonight, he asked, 'Do you need a microphone or do you just prefer to yell at everyone?' I said microphone."
  • On the New York Times' February report that she once ate a salad with a comb after being stuck on a flight with no fork: "How did everyone like the salad? I thought it was OK, but it needed just a bit of scalp oil and a pinch of dandruff, would be a little better."
  • On her bid to be elected president in 2020: "I will win this election because I’m a woman and all the powerful people in the room told me it’s a sure thing. What could possibly go wrong?"

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Trump tightens screws on ByteDance to sell Tiktok

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President Trump added more pressure Friday night on China-based TikTok parent ByteDance to exit the U.S., ordering it to divest all assets related to the U.S. operation of TikTok within 90 days.

Between the lines: The order means ByteDance must be wholly disentangled from TikTok in the U.S. by November. Trump had previously ordered TikTok banned if ByteDance hadn't struck a deal within 45 days. The new order likely means ByteDance has just another 45 days after that to fully close the deal, one White House source told Axios.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 21,056,850 — Total deaths: 762,293— Total recoveries: 13,100,902Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m ET: 5,306,215 — Total deaths: 168,334 — Total recoveries: 1,796,309 — Total tests: 65,676,624Map.
  3. Health: CDC: Survivors of COVID-19 have up to three months of immunity Fauci believes normalcy will return by "the end of 2021" with vaccine — The pandemic's toll on mental health — FDA releases first-ever list of medical supplies in shortage.
  4. States: California passes 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.
  5. Cities: Coronavirus pandemic dims NYC's annual 9/11 Tribute in Light.
  6. Business: How small businesses got stiffed — Unemployment starts moving in the right direction.
  7. Politics: Biden signals fall strategy with new ads.

Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.