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Solar eclipse sweeps across America

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Millions of Americans coast to coast witness what one astronomer called "the most dramatic solar eclipse I've ever seen"

Millions ready to see sun go dark in coast-to-coast eclipse

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Monday's eclipse will last a couple of minutes and will be covered live with a CBS News Special Report at 1 p.m. ET

Jerry Lewis, legendary comedian and actor, dead at 91

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Lewis died at his Las Vegas home of natural causes, his publicist and agent confirmed Sunday

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Trump addresses nation on new Afghanistan strategy -- live updates

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The president speaks from Fort Myer, Virginia, about the path forward for the U.S. in Afghanistan


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It was the greatest show on Earth: a matinee that saw the moon upstage the sun, bringing darkness to daytime; the U.S. military has been in Afghanistan for nearly 16 years. Will an increase in troops make a difference?

Search suspended for missing Army helicopter crew


Rescuers searched nearly 68,000 nautical miles but saw no signs of the crew that went missing on Aug. 15

How to watch Trump's address on Afghanistan

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Trump will address the nation Monday night about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

"Humbling": Millions witness greatest show on Earth as moon upstages sun

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Across America, the clockwork of the cosmos turned day into night -- and then day again


Star students hold special class reunion under solar eclipse

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The sun and the moon exhibited incredible power on Monday, drawing millions of people to the total eclipse zone. But one group of high achievers saw an opportunity for a class reunion. Jeff Glor has their story.

Why you won’t need to wait 99 years for the next solar eclipse

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If you missed the solar eclipse​ on Monday, the countdown has begun for the next one

View from Afghanistan ahead of President Trump's address


The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan for nearly 16 years. Will an increase in troops make a difference? Charlie D'Agata reports from Kabul.

Navy orders probe after destroyer collides with merchant vessel


Ten sailors are missing after the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore. The Navy ordered a full investigation Monday of the Seventh Fleet. David Martin reports.

Trump to outline strategy for America's longest war


President George W. Bush first sent American troops to Afghanistan to target al Qaeda following the 9/11 attacks. Now, 8,400 U.S. troops remain there -- down from 100,000 during President Obama's first term. Major Garrett reports ahead of…


People from around the world celebrate eclipse across the U.S.


Monday means "day of the moon," and for many, it was a day to celebrate the moon and the sun -- and have fun. Jamie Yuccas reports from Madras, Oregon, one of the first places to witness the total eclipse Monday. David Begnaud reports from…

Sun and moon put on celestial performance


It was the greatest show on Earth: a matinee that saw the moon upstage the sun, bringing darkness to daytime. It was the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in 99 years, and, for many Americans, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness -- and…

What the solar eclipse might teach us about the sun and moon


Tens of thousands went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale to watch the total eclipse. Some were there for the fun, while others went for the science. Adriana Diaz reports on what scientists hoped to learn.

Solar eclipse 2017: Your stellar photos

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CBS News asked you, our readers, to share your best pictures of the 2017 solar eclipse, and you got some awesome shots

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Judge orders congressman photographed, fingerprinted

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Rep. Greg Gianforte, who attacked a reporter earlier in the year, has been ordered to be photographed and fingerprinted

Sheriff: Judge returns fire after being shot outside courthouse

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Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was flown to a hospital where he is believed to be in stable condition

Sonny Burgess, rockabilly pioneer, dead at 88

Albert "Sonny" Burgess died Friday in Little Rock, Arkansas. His cause of death wasn't released

Temperatures dropped during total solar eclipse

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Eclipse observers were likely to experience a sudden drop in temperature during the period of "totality"

Police: Fla. drunk driver hits 17 cars while trying to park


Authorities say Tony Futch, who previously had his license revoked for a DUI in 2013, had separate crashes while maneuvering his SUV around a parking lot

Prosecutor: Man who shot judge was dad of Steubenville rape convict


Investigators are still looking for a motive in the courthouse shooting and haven't found a connection to the rape case


Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay record $417M in baby powder lawsuit

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Lawsuit claims talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene

Hate Rising: White supremacy's rise in the U.S.

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Tony Dokoupil investigates white supremacy's rise in America and how its adherents hope to infiltrate the mainstream

What science can learn from the total solar eclipse


The total solar eclipse is giving scientists plenty to admire and learn from. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joined CBSN from the path of totality in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to discuss some of the highlights.

Oregon town is first to experience total solar eclipse


Madras, Oregon, was the first town in the U.S. to experience the full solar eclipse. Jamie Yuccas is in Madras where people from around the world came to for a front-row seat to history.

Astronaut Scott Kelly on solar eclipse


For a brief moment today, day turned to night as a total solar eclipse made its way across the country. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly joins CBSN's Stephanie Sy to discuss the stunning phenomenon.

Total eclipse dazzles over Nashville


Nashville, Tennessee, is the most populous city in the U.S. to experince the total solar eclipse. David Begnaud is in the Music City for the festivities.

Best scenes from the 2017 Great American Eclipse


The Great American Eclipse captivated millions of people -- young and old -- from coast to coast. CBS News teams across the country captured the best of it all.


Cops: Mom who locked infants in hot car as punishment indicted


Cynthia Randolph initially told police her children had locked themselves in her car

Pence welcomes students to view eclipse

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Vice President Pence welcomed students from a local private Christian school to view the eclipse from the Naval Observatory

Real estate agent, clients find human remains at property for sale


Deputies say the remains were found at a property for sale in Florida