Picture of a solar eclipse.
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August 21, 2017

Live Coverage: Follow The Solar Eclipse

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

Neza Pintaric, 9 and sister Ula, 11, right, from Slovenia watch the partial eclipse of the sun through solar glasses in Hyde Park in central London, Friday August 1, 2008.
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August 21, 2017

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch. For those who have been boning up on eclipse trivia for weeks, congratulations. For everyone else, here are the things you need to know about the phenomenon.

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August 21, 2017

Eclipse Viewing Forecast Is Questionable

Those wanting to watch the solar eclipse in Champaign-Urbana today will have to deal with some cloud cover and maybe some thunderstorms.

Cross section of Asian carp's vertebrae
U.S. Geological Survey
August 19, 2017

Autopsy Reveals More On Asian Carp Found Near Lake Michigan

The Asian carp captured this summer near the southern tip of Lake Michigan -- triggering a scare -- apparently slipped past electric barriers.

Officials announced Friday that an autopsy of the 4-year-old fish showed that it originated in the Illinois/Middle Mississippi watershed, spending about a year in the Des Plaines River area.

Steve Bannon arrives to a swearing-in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.
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August 18, 2017

Steve Bannon Out As Chief White House Strategist

Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist. The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly.

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