Trump attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2015. Photo: ImageCatcher News Service / Corbis via Getty Images

The White House said Monday that President Trump will attend the Gridiron Club's annual dinner on March 3, marking his first appearance at a press dinner since taking office. Trump skipped both the Gridiron dinner and the White House Correspondents Dinner last year.

Correction: A previous version of this story and its headline stated that Trump was also planning to attend this year's WHCD after the Daily Mail reported, "Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied 'yes,' when asked if Trump would attend the annual April affair." But Sanders released a statement saying no decision has yet been made regarding the WHCD.

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13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

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13 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.