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Watch highlights from the sixth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fifth season, hosted by Kristen Stewart, with musical guest Coldplay:

The cold open, not mocking Trump or regime for a change: Senator Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon) attends an Iowa town hall where she takes questions about her run for president and defends her Medicare for All plan.

Second best sketch of the night: Kellyanne Conway (ALSO played by Kate McKinnon) gives a White House press briefing to introduce Conan the K9 commando service dog that took down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Trump changing his permanent address from New York to Florida.

Fake commercial of the week: It’s never too late to learn how to talk to kids with the new Duolingo app for childless adults who want to relate.

Honorable mention: A deadlocked jury (Kristen Stewart, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Mikey Day, Kate McKinnon, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim) tries to deliberate a verdict on empty stomachs.

Browse all sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.