Screenshots from SNL on Snapchat Discovery

SNL has officially launched their first-ever show on Snapchat Discover.

Plot summary: The first episode, "Boycott" features SNL personalities Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett trying to navigate Trump's America. After leaving an anti-Trump protest, the two characters hop in an Uber to go home, only to realize that Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick was on Trump's business council, causing them to hop out immediately. The couple faces a similar set of conundrums all day.

Why it matters: Snapchat has announced a slew of media partnerships since filing for its IPO last week, to compete with the direct content licensing partnerships of competitors like Facebook and Twitter. Snapchat's content partnerships vary from established news brands, like The New York Times and Time. Inc. to television partners, like BBC Worldwide and A&E.

What's next: Snap is expected to announce additional partners to join their Discover platform to produce full shows or publish special editions of shows. In a statement Thursday, Snap said they are also working with NBC, Turner and ABC to create new scripted and unscripted shows.

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Louisville police declare state of emergency as Breonna Taylor decision looms

A demonstrator holds up a sign of Breonna Taylor during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

The Louisville police chief declared in a memo obtained by news outlets a "state of emergency" for the department on Monday to prepare for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's expected announcement on the Breonna Taylor case.

Of note: Louisville has witnessed more than 115 days of protests over the police killing of Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, with calls for all the officers involved to be charged.

Sen. Cory Gardner on vacant Supreme Court seat: "I will vote to confirm"

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will vote to confirm President Trump's nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he announced in a statement Monday.

Why it matters: The development is a win for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It should mean Republicans are all but assured to have enough support to hold hearings for Trump's potential nominee.

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