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Alec Baldwin as President Trump in the latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open. Photo: Will Heath/NBC

After the Senate voted not to call witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial, the "Saturday Night Live" cold open gave us the proceedings "you wish had happened."

Highlights: In the show's reimagination of the Senate trial, TV Judge Greg Mathis, played by Kenan Thompson, pushes aside Mikey Day's Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to preside over matters because "this court needs a real judge who got some big brass ones under his skirt."

  • Beck Bennett's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he wants to "remind the American people that all men are innocent after proven guilty."
  • Kate McKinnon's Sen. Lindsey Graham has "studied my chances of getting re-elected and it ain't gonna happen unless I kiss Mr. Trump’s grits and tickle his biscuits and that’s why I declare Mr. Trump’s innocence."
  • Cecily Strong assumes the role of former national security adviser John Bolton, who's called as a witness but won't give away any "free spoilers" ahead of his upcoming book. ("It's called 'Harry Potter and the Room Where It Happened,'" Strong's Bolton says.)

Of note: Pete Davidson made quite the entrance as former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter when called as a witness — rolling in on a hoverboard.

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Go deeper: The highlights from all of the public impeachment hearings

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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2 hours ago - Economy & Business

FTX CEO predicts more U.S. crypto flight

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

FTX doesn't look much like a company valued at $25 billion. Its new headquarters, located in a sleepy part of The Bahamas, is so nondescript as to not even have a sign. But it does expect to soon have neighbors.

Driving the news: Founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried tells "Axios on HBO" to expect "more and more crypto flight from the states" if the U.S. doesn't soon create a regulatory regime for cryptocurrencies.

Developed countries reveal $100 billion climate finance plan ahead of COP26

Alok Sharma, head of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, speaks in Paris on Oct. 12. ( Li Yang/China News Service via Getty Images)

After 12 years of fits and starts, industrialized nations on Monday put forward a detailed plan to provide at least $100 billion annually in climate aid to developing countries starting by 2023.

Why it matters: The plan, presented by representatives of Canada and Germany, is aimed at defusing one of the biggest sources of tension at COP26, which is the failure of industrialized nations to follow through on their financial commitments.

2 hours ago - Health

Moderna says COVID vaccine shows strong immune response in kids

Photo: Martin Galindo/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Moderna on Monday released trial results for its coronavirus vaccine for children aged 6 to 11, saying it provides a "robust" immune response after two doses.

Why it matters: Moderna said it will officially submit the results to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization in "the near term," meaning we could soon see two coronavirus vaccines available to protect approximately 28 million more kids in the U.S.