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Chasing Eclipses Across the Globe a Way of Life for Some
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.
These veteran eclipse chasers spend lots of money and craft intricate plans all to experience another mid-day darkening of the sky.
Trump Returns to a Changed White House President Donald Trump is concluding a 17-day working vacation with a return to a changed White House on Sunday evening.
While the president was away, a $3.4-million renovation was completed. It included improving the information technology system, placing new carpeting in West Wing rooms, including the Oval Office, and fixing leaks (of the liquid kind) in the press offices.
The most significant alteration, however, was the removal of Stephen Bannon from the White House.
US Navy Destroyer Collides with Merchant Ship
The U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain has been involved in a collision with a merchant ship east of Singapore, near the Strait of Malacca.
The U.S. 7th Fleet released a statement early Monday that the guided-missile destroyer collided with the Alnic MC at about 6:20 a.m. local time. It was headed to Singapore for a routine port visit.
The McCain was damaged, the statement said. It is not clear if any sailors were injured in the incident.
Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies
Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told The Associated Press. He had suffered a severe bacterial infection.
As one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, in the early 1960s, Gregory rose from an impoverished childhood in St.
What to Know About the Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse will march across the United States on Monday, casting a shadow from Oregon's Pacific Coast, across the U.S. heartland, all the way to South Carolina's Atlantic Coast.
Why is this eclipse so anticipated?
This will be the first time in 38 years that the mainland United States will experience a total eclipse, and it will be the first time in 99 years that a total eclipse will pass from the U.
Religious Leader, Digital Economy Advisers Sever Ties With Trump
The head of New York City's largest evangelical church has resigned from President Donald Trump's unofficial panel of evangelical advisers, one of the latest resignations in a string of high-profile withdrawals from advisory boards serving the president.
A.R. Bernard, head of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center, announced this week he submitted a formal letter to Trump on Tuesday announcing his withdrawal.
Tuesday was the day Trump gave a press conference from Trump Tower in New York City, in which he doubled down on his assertions that "many sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend when a counterprotester was killed at a white supremacist rally
Bernard was one of a few dozen leaders, reports The Washington Post, who gave advice to the president through the White House liaison office.
Trump to Skip Ceremony Celebrating Lifetime Achievements
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend an annual ceremony at Washington's Kennedy Center honoring the lifetime achievements of select artists to avoid distraction, a White House statement said Saturday.
"The president and first lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," the White House said.
The announcement came after one of the honorees, dancer Carmen de Lavallade, said she would boycott a separate White House reception that is held in conjunction with the award ceremony.
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