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Jim Carrey as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chaneling Jeff Goldblum in "The Fly" on "Saturday Night Live." Photo: Will Heath/NBC

The "Saturday Night Live" cold open recreated the viral vice presidential debate moments Sen. Kamala Harris said "I'm speaking" and when the fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence's head, but with a couple of twists.

Details: In the "SNL" reimagination, Beck Bennett's Pence faced two flies: Jim Carrey as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chaneled Jeff Goldblum in the 1980s sci-fi movie "The Fly" to transform into the insect in order to help Maya Rudolph's Harris.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

Of note: Actor-comedian Bill Burr made his "SNL" debut as host and musician Jack White paid tribute on the show to music great Eddie Van Halen, who died last week.

Go deeper: SurveyMonkey poll: VP debate was actually pretty good

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

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Pence says he lacks authority to throw out Electoral College votes

Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 4. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that he lacked constitutional authority to follow President Trump's wishes to throw out Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

Why it matters: Trump has been pressuring Pence to overturn the election results as part of an ongoing attempt to subvert Biden's clear win, which failed to garner evidence or support through various legal battles. Trump will view Pence’s statement as the ultimate act of betrayal.

Updated 3 hours ago - World

Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince earlier this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.

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Melbourne, "world's most locked-down city," to lift stay-at-home orders

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews during a news conference in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Melbourne's stay-at-home orders will end five days earlier than planned, officials in Australia's second-biggest city announced Sunday.

Why it matters: The capital of the state of Victoria has had six lockdowns totaling 262 days since March last year. That means Melbourne spent longer under lockdown than "any other city in the world" during the pandemic, Reuters notes.