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    "This almost looked like a very different film, with a very different cast."

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    On today's episode:

    1. Hurricane Eta is expected to make landfall on Florida’s west coast today.

    2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has jokes about how the Biden transition is going.

    3. President Donald Trump has gone on a firing spree at the Pentagon.

    4. Like it or not, we’re getting a second season of Emily in Paris.

    5. Hugh Grant had COVID back in February.

    6. And we’re joined by BuzzFeed News’ Elamin Abdelmahmoud to talk all about The Queen’s Gambit.

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