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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

- By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate Russo, it's 10 and counting
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'Free speech' rally ends early as thousands of counter-protesters descend on Boston Common

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'Free speech' rally ends early as thousands of counter-protesters descend on Boston Common

- BOSTON • Thousands of counter-protesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets on Saturday morning in efforts to drown out the planned "free speech" rally that many feared would be attended by white supremacist groups. By 1 p.m., the handful of rally attendees had left the Boston Common pavilion, concluding their event without the planned speeches. A victorious cheer went up among the counter-protesters, as many began to leave
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Bowdoin College is moving Confederate memorial plaque

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Bowdoin College is moving Confederate memorial plaque

- BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Bowdoin College is moving a Confederate memorial plaque from a school lobby to the archives and special collections of its library in the wake of deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bowdoin President Clayton Rose announced Saturday that the school has concluded that historical artifacts “directly tied to the leadership of a horrible ideology are not meant for a place designed to honor courage, principle, and freedom
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Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

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Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

- RIPOLL, Spain -- A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized a group of young men in northeastern Spain. Investigators searched the home of Abdelbaki Es Satty, an imam who in June abruptly quit working at a mosque in the town of Ripoll, the home of the Islamic radicals behind the attacks that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in the last few days
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Shoot for the stars: How to photograph the eclipse

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Shoot for the stars: How to photograph the eclipse

- Are you planning to capture the eclipse on camera? Here are a few tips for safely and effectively photographing the sun no matter what your budget or skill level is. Protect your eyes You've heard it a thousand times in the lead-up to the eclipse, but the warning is worth repeating: Don't look at the sun without eclipse glasses or another type of solar filter
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Tags: Astronomy |  Solar System |  Sun | 
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Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players

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Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players

- Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This New Mexico man's booking photo shows just how dangerous a life crime can be. Angelo Martinez, 21, was arrested after police say he tried to carjack three football players in Albuquerque with a fake gun. The men were leaving football practice when they say Martinez was "acting sketchy" near their vehicle
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Bastrop wildfire closes portion of Texas 71; evacuations in effect

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Bastrop wildfire closes portion of Texas 71; evacuations in effect

- #BASTROP FIRE: Texas Forest Service estimates fire at Texas 71 near Tahitian Drive at 25 acres; zero percent contained. pic.twitter.com/qCeOkNFMDu. — Mary Huber (@marymhuber) A mandatory evacuation is in effect for residents of three nearby streets — Peace Haven Lane, Royal Pines Drive and Pine Hill Loop. Royal Pines fire update: all the area shown on this map proper is under mandatory evacuation orders at this time #royalpinesfire pic
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Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players

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Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players

- Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This New Mexico man's booking photo shows just how dangerous a life crime can be. Angelo Martinez, 21, was arrested after police say he tried to carjack three football players in Albuquerque with a fake gun. The men were leaving football practice when they say Martinez was "acting sketchy" near their vehicle
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Videocast: Chance of cloud cover during the solar eclipse

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Videocast: Chance of cloud cover during the solar eclipse

- WEBVTT BUT THERE COULD BE RAINTOMORROW, RIGHT JASON?JASON: WE GET A PRETTY GOODCHANCE OF SHOWERS AND EVENTHUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW.WE'VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL DAY OUTTHERE TODAY.WE LOOK AHEAD TOWARDS THEECLIPSE AND WE DO HAVE A CHANCEOF A LITTLE BIT OF CLOUD COVER.THIS IS THE PATH OF THE TOTALECLIPSE.YOU CAN SEE AS IT TAPERSNORTHWARD OR SOUTHWARD, YOU GETVARYING DEGREES OF THE ECLIPSE.THE TIMES FOR US, 11:42 FROM THESTART, AND WE TAPER OFF BY 2:03
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Putnam monument quietly avoids controversy — for now

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Putnam monument quietly avoids controversy — for now

- Jim Abbott @JimAbbottwrites PALATKA — Carved in stone, the couplet inscribed on the statue’s eastern foundation gleams in the spotlight of the morning sun: “Nor shall your glory be forgot while fame her record keeps.” Few visitors to the Putnam County Courthouse on this quiet Friday morning offer as much as a glance of remembrance at the towering monument to Palatka’s Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War
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Getting to the Point

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Getting to the Point

- The days when Point of Grace's exuberant harmonies and faith-filled messages on “I'll Be Believing,” “Circle of Friends,” “Steady On” and more than 20 other hits dominated contemporary Christian radio and awards shows are now memories. But the foundation of reliance on God's grace from which a quartet — including three Norman High School graduates — rose to unexpected heights of success still anchors the group as it celebrates its 25th anniversary
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Weymouth woman found dead in apparent homicide

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Weymouth woman found dead in apparent homicide

- Weymouth woman found dead in apparent homicide WEBVTT DIANE: A NEIGHBOR WHO DID NOTKNOW THE VICTIM CAME BY THISAFTERNOON TO LEAVE FLOWERSOUTSIDE THE VICTIMS DOOR.THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICESAYS MICHELLE CLARK WAS FOUNDDEAD INSIDE HER HOME THISMORNING JUST BEFORE 4:00.A FRIEND OF CLARKE'S CALLEDPOLICE CONCERNED, AND WHENOFFICERS WENT TO THE WEYMOUTHHOME FOR A WELL-BEING CHECK,THAT'S WHEN THEY DISCOVERED HERBODY.THE D.A.'S OFFICE SAYS CLARKEWAS A MOTHER OF A YOUNG SON WHOWAS STAYING WITH FAMILY WHEN SHEWAS MURDERED
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Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players

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Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players

- Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to carjack 3 football players ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This New Mexico man's booking photo shows just how dangerous a life crime can be. Angelo Martinez, 21, was arrested after police say he tried to carjack three football players in Albuquerque with a fake gun. The men were leaving football practice when they say Martinez was "acting sketchy" near their vehicle
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Gonzalez, 4 pitchers lead Dodgers past Tigers, 3-0

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Gonzalez, 4 pitchers lead Dodgers past Tigers, 3-0

- DETROIT — Adrian Gonzalez's seventh-inning single broke a scoreless tie and the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Saturday. The win was the Dodgers' sixth in a row and 21st in 24 games. Detroit has lost six straight and 12 of 14. Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger left the game in the seventh inning
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Very warm and humid weather continues

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Very warm and humid weather continues

- WEBVTT WEATHER,LET'S GET TO THAT.>> WE HAVE ONE STRONG STORMMOVING THROUGH ADAMS COUNTY.THERE IS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORMWARNING BUT IT IS BEGINNING TOSHOW SIGNS OF WEAKENING.WE ARE SEEING SUNNY AND HOTCONDITIONS.ONE STORM RACING ALL THE WAYFR BATAVIA DOWN THROUGH ADAMSCOUNTY.YOU CAN SEE HOW EARLIER WE HADPINK.YOU CAN SEE SOME HAIL.THERE IS ENOUGH ROTATION.NOTICE HOW IT IS CURBING TO THERIGHT.ROTATION AND POSSIBLY HIGH WIND
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Trump's muddled view of American history

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Trump's muddled view of American history

- After the terrorist attack in Spain, Trump revived a widely debunked story about how Gen. John Pershing dealt with Muslim rebels Historians have questioned the President's grasp on history and fitness for office Past presidents have often drawn from history to shape their decisions Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, like his predecessors in the Oval Office, has periodically turned to history. Unlike presidents of the past, his grip on the decades before his inauguration appears, at times, tenuous or non-existent
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  • Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some
    Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

    , wbrc.com

    By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate Russo, it's 10 and counting
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Sports

  • USD falls in soccer opener
    USD falls in soccer opener

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    USD falls in soccer opener. SPOKANE, Wash. — South Dakota was unable to find the back of the net in the season-opener Friday in a 4-0 loss to Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga (1-0) scored its first goal in the ninth minute as Madeline Cotta sent a pass to Sophia Viviano who then headed the ball into the net. Four minutes later India Jencks found the back of the net, also on a header
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Business

  • VW love at Dream Cruise: A different kind of nostalgia
    VW love at Dream Cruise: A different kind of nostalgia

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. Birmingham — They may be thousands of miles from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, but Volkswagen buses still find a cult following at the Woodward Dream Cruise. "There's nothing cool about it," said Jason Swistoski, Platinum Motor Cars' VW expert. "It's a round bus with an air-cooled engine. There's no power steering. Driving 60 miles per hour down the highway feels like you're going warp speed in the Millenium Falcon
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    Categories: Business |  Motoring | 
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Health

  • New treatment for deadly blood cancers expected to be approved soon
    New treatment for deadly blood cancers expected to be approved soon

    , stltoday.com

    Cancer doctors in St. Louis are ready to use a new therapy using a patient’s own blood to fight their disease. The therapy, called CAR-T, for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell, involves removing immune cells from the blood, reprogramming them genetically to find and destroy cancer cells and then returning the immune cells to the patient. So far, the therapy has been tested on patients with hard-to-treat advanced blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that kill more than 58,000 Americans a year
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Family & Parenting

  • 9-year-old boy found with more than 100 bruises on back; mom and boyfriend arrested
    9-year-old boy found with more than 100 bruises on back; mom and boyfriend arrested

    , wbrc.com

    A 9-year-old boy is recovering from serious injuries after police said he was tortured by his mom and an acquaintance of hers. He was being treated, as of Friday night, at Children's Hospital in Birmingham but is expected to pull through. Tuscaloosa Police said it was a relative who called them out to Hay Court Apartments after noticing something was wrong with the child
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Society & Culture

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Entertainment & Arts

  • Is Taylor Swift about to drop a new album?
    Is Taylor Swift about to drop a new album?

    , fox2now.com

    It seems Taylor Swift may be about to reveal something big and “Swifties” — as her fans are affectionately called — suspect it’s a new album. The pop star has wiped out her internet presence — her Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and website have gone black. The purge arrives on the three-year anniversary of the premiere of “Shake It Off,” which served as the chart-topping lead single to Swift’s last album, “1989
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Education

  • Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses
    Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

    , sltrib.com

    Boston — On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend’s deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat. The rally in Charlottesville left universities across the U.S. bracing for more clashes between extremists and the protesters who oppose them
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Travel & Recreation

  • Live updates: Saturday Oregon solar eclipse 2017 traffic reports, travel times
    Live updates: Saturday Oregon solar eclipse 2017 traffic reports, travel times

    , oregonlive.com

    It's Saturday, two days before the momentous eclipse event, and we're tracking traffic as an estimated 1 million people travel into the path of totality, a 60-mile-wide band though the middle of Oregon, to catch a special glimpse of the upcoming total solar eclipse. State transportation officials warn travelers to expect heavy congestion on most roadways headed into the eclipse zone, which includes Newport, McMinnville, Salem, Corvallis, Madras, John Day, Baker City and dozens of other communities across the state
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Law & Crime

  • Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses
    Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

    , sltrib.com

    Boston — On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend’s deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat. The rally in Charlottesville left universities across the U.S. bracing for more clashes between extremists and the protesters who oppose them
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Science & Nature

  • The new astronaut ice cream: Blue Bell on International Space Station
    The new astronaut ice cream: Blue Bell on International Space Station

    , mystatesman.com

    Get outta here with that freeze-dried Neapolitan mess. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station are scooping out Brenham’s favorite ice cream. According to NPR, the SpaceX Dragon capsule made a special delivery to the station Monday. Before the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the capsule left the ground in Florida, NASA put a care package of 30 individual Blue Bell ice cream cups inside
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Life & Style

  • Trump, first lady pull out of Kennedy Center Honors ceremony to avoid 'distraction' for honorees
    Trump, first lady pull out of Kennedy Center Honors ceremony to avoid 'distraction' for honorees

    , azcentral.com

    The White House, already facing a growing boycott by several honorees, announced Saturday that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not participate in this year's annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony to avoid any "political distraction" for the recipients of the prestigious award. The 40-year-old arts and humanities award, presented every December in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center, recognizes honorees for their lifetime contributions in the arts and the positive change they have made in the world
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Motoring

  • VW love at Dream Cruise: A different kind of nostalgia
    VW love at Dream Cruise: A different kind of nostalgia

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. Birmingham — They may be thousands of miles from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, but Volkswagen buses still find a cult following at the Woodward Dream Cruise. "There's nothing cool about it," said Jason Swistoski, Platinum Motor Cars' VW expert. "It's a round bus with an air-cooled engine. There's no power steering. Driving 60 miles per hour down the highway feels like you're going warp speed in the Millenium Falcon
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Media & Information

  • Crash goes the glass on communists -- State Journal editorial from 80 years ago
    Crash goes the glass on communists -- State Journal editorial from 80 years ago

    , madison.com

    This State Journal editorial ran on Aug. 18, 1937: Communist leaders, facile with their pens, are deluging the newspapers with communications demanding that federal and state governments limit activities of the German-American Volksbund, which the communists declare to be a fascist organization. Many of the communist communications are illogical. They cite soviet Russia as an illustration of a government conducted for the benefit of the people
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Books & Literature

  • Dear Jeff Bezos: If you care about authors, you'll raise Amazon's book prices
    Dear Jeff Bezos: If you care about authors, you'll raise Amazon's book prices

    , latimes.com

    To the editor: As an avid reader and author, I agree with B.J. Hegedus about how Amazon founder Jeff Bezos can make a philanthropic difference. (“A bookseller's advice for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos,” Opinion, Aug. 14) As Hegedus states, books are an investment by authors and booksellers. They take years to write and publish, yet their value has been reduced by offering them at low prices on Amazon
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