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Retired astrophysicist Fred Espenak (right) and his wife, Patricia, photographed a total solar eclipse from Jinta, China, on Aug. 1, 2008. He has witnessed 27 such events and plans to be in Casper, Wyo., on Aug. 21 — depending on the forecast. Courtesy of Fred Espenak hide caption

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Go See It, Eclipse Chasers Urge. 'Your First Time Is Always Special'

A small number of passionate "shadow lovers" roam the world to be at exactly the right place when the moon blots out the sun. One man has seen 33 — and calls each "one of the top events of my life."

Underdark Twisted Psykie
Dark Skies Twisted Psykie
Truth Lies Low Andrew Bird
Dream GallantHorn
Bellweather GallantHorn

Photographed in Walden, Colo., in 2013, greater sage grouse perform mating rituals. The Trump administration is revising a conservation plan for the imperiled species. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Revises Conservation Plan For Western Sage Grouse

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Archout Red Snapper
Herder Can Ride Red Snapper
Zephyr Dans Dans
Droopy Likes Ricochet C418
Moog City C418
Reversing Takénobu
Turn My Head Off Takénobu

Retired astrophysicist Fred Espenak (right) and his wife, Patricia, photographed a total solar eclipse from Jinta, China, on Aug. 1, 2008. He has witnessed 27 such events and plans to be in Casper, Wyo., on Aug. 21 — depending on the forecast. Courtesy of Fred Espenak hide caption

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Go See It, Eclipse Chasers Urge. 'Your First Time Is Always Special'

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Signals The Echelon Effect
Scatter of Hope The Echelon Effect
Skydiver Moonlit Sailor

This young boy was kidnapped by Boko Haram. He managed to escape, spent months in a government barracks and now lives in a rehabilitation center. He is probably around 6 years old but doesn't know for sure. Jide Adeniyi-Jones for NPR hide caption

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The Little Boy Who Escaped From Boko Haram

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Mayor Megan Barry shakes hands with Judge Richard Dinkins at her inauguration in 2015. Her son, Max Barry (center), died last month of a drug overdose, his parents said. Mayor Barry intends to use her platform to "inspire and encourage other parents out there." Tony Gonzalez/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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Nashville Mayor Mourns Son's Overdose Death, Urges Families To Talk About Addiction

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Amongst Your Earthiest Words The Angels Stray Years of Rice and Salt
Nothing of Cities Years of Rice and Salt
Love Above Mokhov
Emotion Motion Mokhov
Between Woodland Epic45
Hourglass Mammal Hands
In the Treetops Mammal Hands
Deep Henderson Nick Hollywood

Retired CIA station chief Daniel Hoffman says Russia intended for Donald Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with Russians to be discovered. Mary Louise Kelly/NPR hide caption

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Cover Lifted, A CIA Spy Offers His Take On Trump And Russia

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