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Maya Rudolf NBC's Kristen Welker moderating the presidential debate on "Saturday Night Live." Photo: NBC

"Saturday Night Live" sent up Friday's presidential debate with plenty of microphone mute button jokes, as Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey returned to duel as President Trump and Joe Biden in the latest cold open.

Highlights: Maya Rudolph as the moderator, NBC's Kristen Welker, noted, "Tonight, we have a mute button, because it was that or tranquilizer darts and the President has a very high tolerance for those after his COVD treatment." And Kate McKinnon, spoofing President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani over a scene in the new "Borat" movie, exclaimed: "It's not what it looks like! My microphone was stuck."

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  • Singer Adele hosted "SNL" and H.E.R. was the musical guest.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details from the show.

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Giuliani says he's "doing fine" after coronavirus hospitalization

Rudy Giuliani listens to Detroit poll worker Jessy Jacob during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Dec. 2 in Lansing, Mich. Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said on the WABC radio show Tuesday that he is "doing fine" after being admitted to the hospital following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis on Sunday, noting he has a small cough but no fever.

Why it matters: Giuliani had been traveling the country and meeting with lawmakers, as part of the Trump legal team's push to overturn the results of the election. He has often been seen not wearing a mask at these events.

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Meta removes over 600 accounts linked to COVID disinformation effort by China

Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Meta announced Wednesday it has removed over 600 Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to a Chinese influence operation that claimed the U.S. was pressuring the World Health Organization (WHO) to blame COVID on China.

Why it matters: Though Meta said the network was unsuccessful, it marks yet another COVID disinformation campaign instigated by China in an effort to discredit the U.S.

Stacey Abrams launches second campaign for Georgia governor

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Stacey Abrams, voting rights activist and former 2018 candidate for Georgia governor, is running for the position again in 2022. Abrams would be the first Black female governor in the country.

Why it matters: Abrams caught national attention in 2018 by narrowly losing an election to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in a state held firmly by the GOP for nearly two decades.