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Indonesia joined Ethiopian Airlines and China Monday morning in temporarily grounding all of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets.

The big picture: The action comes after Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people. Indonesia has offered Ethiopia assistance in the crash investigation, the Associated Press reports. The same model Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in Indonesia in October. The causes of both crashes have yet to be determined.

Given that two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737-8 planes and happened during take-off phase, they have some degree of similarity"
— Civil Aviation Administration of China statement

Boeing's reaction: The American multinational corporation said in a statement it was sending a team to provide technical assistance at the crash site. "The investigation is in its early stages, but at this point, based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators,” a spokesperson for Boeing in China said in a statement, according to the FT. Boeing has postponed plans to launch its new 777X jetliner, which had been scheduled for this week, according to CNN.

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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.

Facebook goes after Apple

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Facebook is seeking to force a face-off with Apple over its 30% in-app purchase commission fee, which Facebook suggests hurts small businesses struggling to get by during the pandemic.

The big picture: Facebook has never publicly gone after Apple, a key strategic partner, this aggressively. Both companies face antitrust scrutiny, which in Apple's case has centered on the very fee structure Facebook is now attacking.