The solar eclipse

Eyes on the sky: Getting a ‘safe look’ at today’s solar eclipse

For those viewing the celestial event outside the path of totality, special safety lenses are recommended to prevent eye damage.

Hopkinsville, KY -- 8/19/2017 - Doug Gallagher, of Cincinnati, (R) runs with a kite for his two year-old daughter, Joy, down Sun Street at a makeshift campground in Hopkinsville city nearest the point of greatest eclipse. Gallagher and his family are camped out with others to watch tomorrow's eclipse. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21EclipseNashville Reporter: Nestor Ramos

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In Eclipseville, USA, it’s showtime

The long-awaited crowds are trickling into Hopkinsville, Ky., the closest city to what astronomers call the point of greatest eclipse.

Dave Epstein

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Cirrus clouds nor smoke from Canadian wildfires will block out the sun enough to prevent viewing, but will make it a bit hazy.

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Here’s a visual explainer of Monday’s rare astronomical event.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT

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Oliver’s comment was a brief aside in an episode that focused on the Trump administration, yet it won’t endear him to local viewers.

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Lewis, known for his acting and his role with the long-running Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, died Sunday. He was 91.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20salem208.jpg A guided ghost tour of Salem bewitches visitors

A reporter with an abiding affection for the weird and absurd takes a “Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts” tour of the Witch City.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Boghosian_AMD7_BIZ.jpg Lifted by its Mass. labs, chip maker AMD rebounds

For the first time in at least a decade, the Silicon Valley chip maker Advanced Micro Devices may be living up to its name.

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After Bannon made comments undercutting US policy toward North Korea, President Trump concluded he was too much of a liability.

spotlight | part 1

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A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done little to help.

spotlight | part 2

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He thought he was alone, being the child of a Catholic priest. He was wrong.

Among NASCAR fans, there’s a divide over Trump

Bristol, TN -- 8/18/2017 - Fans watch the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Qualifying Race as the sun sets over Bristol Motor Speedway. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21NASCAR Reporter: Annie Linskey

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Many in the crowd at a race said they feel more permission to be outspoken on issues once viewed as sensitive, like race.

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The damaged destroyer USS John S. McCain has now arrived in port in Singapore.

THE FINE PRINT | CONSUMER ADVOCATE

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The state needs better rules for determining if a utility customer is elderly.

'Free speech' rally in Boston

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Only 33 people from the more than 40,000 who showed up on the Common Saturday were arrested.

The Big Picture

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Thousands took to the streets and parks of Boston Saturday to make their voices heard.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Chin081717BullLoose_Met5.jpg Owner unhappy after police shoot runaway Littleton bull

Terry Den Besten said he wanted the bull, found Sunday in Littleton, tranquilized when authorities came across it, ”but this liberal state won’t allow it.”

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The longtime Republican operative will formally launch her US Senate campaign later today.

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Jessica Eisnor and her two children had not been seen since Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bailey-10115.jpg Dorchester man sought in death of 33-year-old Weymouth woman

Kerrol Florizel Bailey is suspected in the homicide of Michele Clarke.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/DSC_0493A.jpg Transit Police officer to be sentenced in beating

Jennifer Garvey, 35, was found guilty in July of two counts of assault and battery and two of filing a false report.

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Special reports

part 1

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A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.

Opinion & Ideas

Alex Beam

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Here is the dispiriting problem with President Trump’s disjointed rants: Sometimes he is right.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Investigations

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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.

STAT

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People across the U.S. will be able to watch Monday’s solar eclipse — but can watching it without any protection hurt your eyes?