With millions of people expected to flock to sites across 14 states in the band of totality to witness Monday’s solar eclipse, businesses and individuals from coast to coast are looking to cash in on an eclipse payday.

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Because of the infrequency in time and location of total solar eclipses, scientists historically have had difficulty studying broad, controlled data collections on eclipse-related animal behavior. But with the advent of smartphone technology, researchers are looping in citizen scientists to help record the effects of solar eclipses. 

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has decided to dismiss his embattled chief strategist Stephen Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest, according to two people familiar with the move.

BOSTON — President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national crisis to combat opioid abuse could unleash a massive federal response to curb addiction, but some worry that new policies will focus more on locking people up than getting them into treatment.

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BRUSSELS - Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday in what authorities called linked terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing more than a dozen people and injuring scores of others. Early Friday, an attempted attack unfolded in a town down the coast. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Barcelona violence.

AUSTIN — A controversial “bathroom bill” that was part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda failed to pass during a special session but questions persist about whether it could return in a yet another called session. 

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A ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park Tuesday night flew a little too high and to the right, where a CNHI Sports Boston photographer happened to be shooting photos. The unforgettable first pitch was preceded by an unforgettable photograph.

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Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all.

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In the wake of the rally and death of Heather Heyer last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, political cartoonists from The Washington Post have sketched their sentiments linked to the event that has captured the nation's attention. 

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In less than two hours late Wednesday afternoon, south-central Minnesota was slammed with tornadic activity. The National Weather Service received seven reports of tornado sightings at different locations.

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The Texas Hill Country, spreading 200 miles west from Austin and San Antonio, is a beautiful and rugged land of oak-covered hills, lakes, springtime bluebonnets, and a great deal of history. Spend time there and it becomes clear why Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson chose to return and live the remainder of their lives in this beautiful region of Texas. In late July, we returned to the region for a second visit to Canyon of the Eagles, a public-private nature park and resort in the Hill Country.

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As you bite down into a delicious piece of fish, you probably don’t think about what the fish itself ate – but perhaps you should. Over 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea. This is bad news, not only for fish but potentially for humans who rely on fish for sustenance.

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Bolstered by support from her fellow celebrities, international superstar Taylor Swift won a symbolic victory Aug. 14 when a federal jury in Denver found that she was assaulted and battered by former Denver DJ David Mueller when he groped her at a backstage photo opportunity before a concert in June 2013. Now, Swift is using the massive publicity surrounding the trial to speak out on behalf of other victims of sexual assault, and plans to put her money where her mouth is.

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Dave Reilly, director of new media at WHLM News Radio, attended an Aug. 11 rally of white nationalist organizations, which included neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups like the KKK, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He allegedly posted a video of the torch-lit march to YouTube and tweeted support of white supremacists, though his Twitter account is no longer. 

At a time when the Trump administration argues that creating manufacturing jobs is a critical national goal — even coordinating with states on generous subsidy packages to woo blue-collar employers — many factory workers are making a surprising decision: They're quitting.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday he now opposes removing the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda and echoed comments by President Donald Trump that all sides share blame for the violent events this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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She arrived in the United States from Peru with her undocumented parents as a child, fleeing economic collapse at home. Five years ago, when she was vulnerable to deportation, the Obama administration acted to assure her -- and thousands of other co-called Dreamers -- they could apply to stay, go to college and obtain work permits.

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A crowd toppled a bronze Confederate statue in front of a county administrative building in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday evening, as throngs of "anti-fascist" groups gathered there days after white nationalist-fueled violence turned fatal in Virginia.