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The eclipse of the century: Today the moon finally gets its day in the sun
It's not fake news; it's good news. It's a story that could eclipse all other stories.

Cheat sheet: Your last-last-last-minute guide
In case you haven't been paying attention (and NO ONE would judge you if you weren't), there is a teensy weensy little boring astronomical event happening on Monday known as the Eclipse of the CENTURY!!

Viewing safely: Can you go blind staring at the sun?
On August 21, the moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse. <a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=nVzUMnPsjp4:rYMhEub65cQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ">

Watch with us: How to view in virtual reality and in 360 degrees

Nature in the dark: How animals react to a solar eclipse
During a solar eclipse, when day suddenly becomes night, the natural world falls out of its usual rhythm.

Taking images: How to capture the eclipse on your smartphone
For a few minutes on August 21, everyone in North America will be united in a solitary, awe-inspiring event: A total eclipse of the sun. Americans of all ages are expected to join by the millions to watch the sky grow dark in midday and then slowly brighten again.

What will the weather be like?
It's probably the most anticipated weather forecast in recent memory. Millions of people across the United States are tuning in to their local meteorologists or refreshing their favorite apps, all hoping for the same thing: clear skies overhead today for the total solar eclipse.

Opinion: Why I chase eclipses
It reads like the plot of a bad zombie movie. Across the United States, officials are urging citizens to prepare, warning of traffic jams, wifi outages and shortages of alcohol and porta-potties.

Opinion: The enduring mystery of the Eclipse of the Century
There is a deep chasm between what a solar eclipse is and how it makes people feel.

Are you watching? Send us your images
A total solar eclipse will bring a few moments of darkness and much delight on Monday as it moves across the United States.

Sailors missing as US Navy destroyer collides with ship
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore early Monday, the Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement.

Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump and his family, report says
The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published Monday morning.

Trump seeks trust on Afghanistan
Donald Trump will ask Americans Monday to trust him on his new Afghanistan strategy, exercising a president's most somber duty, a decision on waging war, at a time when his own political standing is deeply compromised.

University removes 4 Confederate statues
More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States.

Grads slam Falwell Jr.'s Trump support
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. explained what he meant in a tweet about President Trump's Charlottesville statements. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

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