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• A new study from the University of Southern California found that scientists need to be a lot clearer when they talk about global warming because nobody knows what terms like "mitigation" or "carbon neutral" actually mean.

• "Bright Lights & Broadway," the big fundraising retreat that Congressional Republicans were planning to hold in Manhattan this December, has been canceled.

• The BBC has a detailed play-by-play of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan's government: "Triumphant but clearly surprised Taliban fighters were pictured at the same desk in the presidential palace that President Ghani was sitting at just hours earlier."

• Peter Singer, a Princeton philosophy professor who's famous for his theory on the most effective way to approach philanthropy, won a $1 million prize — and is giving half of it to his own global-poverty-fighting charity.

• Opening arguments in the Elizabeth Holmes trial are scheduled for today.

• Simu Liu, the star of Marvel’s smash hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, shared pictures of himself from his previous gig as a stock image model.

•The rumors are true: Olivia Munn and John Mulaney are having a kid. (Watch Mulaney's full appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he broke the news, here.)

• The haters seem to have forgotten that Sally Rooney is Irish.

• The Pentagon wants YOU to suggest new names for military bases that are currently named for Confederate generals.

• And finally, the canine libero: