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File photo: Pall Jokull for Icelandair/The Brooklyn Brothers via Getty Images

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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  1. Health: Coronavirus deaths reach 4,000 per day as hospitals remain in crisis mode — CDC warns highly transmissible coronavirus variant could become dominant in U.S. in March.
  2. Politics: Biden says, "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution — Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan — Widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of COVID-19 will run to fill his seat.
  3. Vaccine: Battling Black mistrust of the vaccines"Pharmacy deserts" could become vaccine deserts — Instacart to give $25 to shoppers who get vaccine.
  4. Economy: Unemployment filings explode againFed chair: No interest rate hike coming any time soon —  Inflation rose more than expected in December.
  5. World: WHO team arrives in China to investigate pandemic origins.

NRA declares bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will seek to reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment."

The big picture: The move comes just months after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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Biden: "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution

Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.

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