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"Pitch up, pitch up!" one pilot declared to another before the cockpit radio went dead, per a Wall Street Journal report on Friday that chronicled the minutes from takeoff to nosedive of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, described with new details by people surrounding the ongoing investigations, pilots and airlines executives.

Details: The preliminary consensus deduced that an automated stall-prevention MCAS system activated due to invalid sensor inputs, pushing the nose of the plane downward per reports from data retrieved from the flight's black boxes.

Timeline of Ethiopian Airlines fatal March 10 flight per the WSJ:

  • At 8:38 am, Captain Yared Getachew and First Officer Ahmed Nur Mohammed took off from Addis Ababa's highland airport en route to Nairobi.
  • By 8:39 am, the plane ascended to 8,100 feet above sea level and the nose began to pitch downward.
  • By 8:40 am, the fluctuations were out of control.
  • At 8:44 am, the airliner began diving, crashed only 30 miles from the airport, and all 157 passengers were killed immediately.

Go deeper: Ethiopian Airlines investigation indicates Boeing software system may have caused crash

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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.