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A week after Trump's inauguration, Maria Guadalupe from INSEAD and Joe Salvatore from NYU decided to set up a social experiment on gender role perceptions. They hired an actress to play Trump and an actor to play Clinton, and the two acted out parts of the three presidential debates.

Here's what came of it:

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This is what Guadalup had to say about the experiment:

"It was an unusual experiment which sparked some surprising reactions in a talkback session after the events. The expectation, held by myself and the majority of people polled before the performance, had been that Clinton would look 'more presidential' as a man and Trump's lack of respect for, and aggression towards, his opponent would not be tolerated in a woman. Our predictions were way off. As one male audience member noted, 'About halfway through watching this it hit me – I see how he (Trump) won.'"

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Why it matters: The fact that the country's premier health advisory agency is permitting a change in COVID-19 protocols indicates the scale of the immigration crisis. A draft memo obtained by Axios conceded "facilities should plan for and expect to have COVID-19 cases."

8 Senate Democrats vote against adding $15 minimum wage to COVID relief

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Why it matters: The report's findings converge with actions from governors this week easing mask mandates and announcing plans to reopen nonessential businesses like restaurants.