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Photo: Will Heath/NBC

The latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open skewered the moment Vice President Mike Pence received Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine live on TV this week.

The big picture: In the "SNL" version, Maya Rudolph's Kamala Harris gatecrashes the moment as Beck Bennett's Pence prepares to pull down his pants, prompting him to stop and exclaim: "You can't see my bare forearms like this." After he asked her how she got into the White House, she replies: "I won more votes."

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  • "SNL" alum Kristen Wiig hosted the show, while Dua Lipa was the musical guest.

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Biden's transition team lawyers have reminded Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' niece, Meena, that she can't profit off her famous aunt's image, after she unveiled a collaboration between her company and Beats By Dre.

Why it matters: Following Republican attacks, President-elect Joe Biden pledged that neither his family nor Harris' would profit from their service as president and vice president.

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Former President Obama called Colin Powell an "exemplary soldier and an exemplary patriot" in a statement honoring the former general following his death from COVID complications on Monday.

Why it matters: Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was known as a Republican but played a critical role in helping Obama get elected in 2008.

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The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block Texas' near-total ban on abortions while federal courts consider its constitutionality.

The big picture: The court last month allowed the ban to take effect, rejecting an emergency application by abortion-rights groups. The law bars the procedure after cardiac activity is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.