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Total eclipse events across the USA

For the first time in nearly 100 years (99, to be exact), the USA will experience a total solar eclipse.The first exclusive-to-the-USA total eclipse since America’s founding in 1776 – or what scientists are calling the Great American Total Solar Eclipse – will occur on August 21, beginning at 9:04 a.

The Secret Service Is Running Out of Money to Pay Its Agents

More than 1,000 Secret Service agents have already hit caps for salary and overtime allowances that were supposed last for all of 2017, according to Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex'' Alles.There are 42 people receiving Secret Service protection in the Trump administration, compared to 31 when Barack Obama was in the White House, Alles said.

I chased the eclipse at 41,000 feet

On the ground in Nashville, scores of people have set up folding chairs and tripods to view and capture Monday’s total solar eclipse.Thousands of feet above the city, however, the scene is more serene.

Judge denies motion to postpone trial based on eclipse trip excuse

A federal judge in Florida shot down a Justice Department request to postpone a trial due to an agent’s pre-paid trip to see the eclipse.A total solar eclipse, Merryday wrote, is no longer a “mysterious, supernatural, foreboding or ominous” astrological event, adding in a footnote that there have been six opportunities in the last decade to see one, according to NASA data.

50 states: 50 summer food festivals

Whether you're screaming for ice cream or can't get enough watermelon, there's a festival for you and your crew in July, August or early September.Find full-blown wine and food festivals in Nashville, Natchez, Miss.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to donate 1 percent of purses

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is pledging to donate 1 percent of his purse earnings from Travers Day at Saratoga this weekend to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.The 52-year-old rider based in Southern California will travel East to ride in four stakes on Saturday at the upstate New York track.

Sold out or not, Vegas will party during Mayweather-McGregor

and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won't stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat.The social media-fueled Saturday night fight at the T-Mobile Arena will be a weekend-long, city-wide affair, though in some respects it may not tip the scales as much as a previous Mayweather fight.

Samsung Note 7 owners are a forgiving bunch

The Eldora, Iowa, IT analyst and self-described Android/Samsung fanboy owned the ill-fated Note 7 phone that famously flamed out last fall, leading to an expensive and embarrassing series of recalls for Samsung.When it comes to the Note 8 phone that Samsung is expected to reveal at a New York press shindig on Aug.

Mnuchin’s infamous eclipse trip under review by Treasury watchdog

The Treasury Department’s inspector general is eyeballing the flight taken by Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his designer-loving wife on a government jet to Fort Knox the day of the solar eclipse.“When our review is complete, we will advise the appropriate officials, in accordance with the Inspector General Act and established procedures,” Delmar added.