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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/19collegevisit201b.jpg Want to get into your first-choice college? Better book a plane ticket

Some counselors and researchers worry that low-income students who can’t afford to travel may lose out.

 Lisa and Mark Nipper of Norman, Okla., watched as the total eclipse took place in Hopkinsville, Ky.

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Nestor Ramos

Dispatch from Eclipseville: Massive telescopes, magnificent weirdos

The moon began its slow creep through the sky around noon on Monday, the final run-up to the 2 minutes, 40 seconds that Hopkinsville, Ky., has been anticipating for years.

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Despite not being in the “path of totality,” Greater Boston nevertheless paused for a moment of celestial wonderment on Monday.

Trump promises a more aggressive strategy in Afghanistan

President Trump said eliminating restrictions on the US military will make a difference on the battlefield.

FILE - In this July 31, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. The Trump administration and Congress face a daunting set of budget-related deadlines in the coming weeks. Blowing them could upend global financial markets and cause a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Susan Walsh/Associated Press/File 2017

Businesses fret over Congress’ ability to avoid debt default

There’s a chill in Washington thanks to a potential financial and economic catastrophe looming this fall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/95b52aae185a41b59edcc34a023a8b5e-95b52aae185a41b59edcc34a023a8b5e-0-U802632296594Jz--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Stunned historians wrestle with calls to remove Confederate statues

Scholars are worried about obliterating public memory of the Jim Crow era, when most of the monuments were built.

The Nation

Nestor Ramos

Dispatch from Eclipseville: Massive telescopes, magnificent weirdos

 Lisa and Mark Nipper of Norman, Okla., watched as the total eclipse took place in Hopkinsville, Ky.

By Nestor Ramos

The moon began its slow creep through the sky around noon on Monday, the final run-up to the 2 minutes, 40 seconds that Hopkinsville, Ky., has been anticipating for years.

Trump administration moves to expand deportation dragnet to jails

A photo released in February by Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows the arrests of purported undocumented foreign nationals.

By Caitlin Dickerson

If the plan succeeds, it could vastly expand the dragnet that has already begun to transform immigration enforcement.

Man who shot Ohio judge was father of teen convicted of rape

Evidence markers were placed on the street and the sidewalk near the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio.

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Authorities said Nathaniel “Nate” Richmond ambushed a judge outside a Steubenville, Ohio, courtroom.

The World

Trump promises a more aggressive strategy in Afghanistan

President Trump spoke Monday evening at Fort Myer, Va.

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Mark Landler

President Trump said eliminating restrictions on the US military will make a difference on the battlefield.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Will President Trump pardon racist Joe Arpaio?

Joe Arpaio (left), then the sheriff of metro Phoenix, with Donald Trump in January 2016 at a rally in Marshalltown, Iowa.

To those wondering if Steve Bannon’s ouster signals a softening of immigration policy, pay close attention Tuesday to Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

There’s more than one side to the story

Boston, MA- August 19, 2017: Members of the antifa movement protest at the entrance to the “Boston Free Speech” rally on Boston Common, Boston, MA on August 19, 2017. Thousands of protesters are expected to flood downtown Boston Saturday, with the “Boston Free Speech” rally on Boston Common likely surrounded by several different counter-actions. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: metro reporter:

By Niall Ferguson

Let’s not allow the fascists and anti-fascists distract us from the most significant source of political violence: radical Islamic extremists

Opinion | Diane Hessan

Trump voters in the aftermath of Charlottesville

By Diane Hessan

Trump voters are not ignoring his words, but the overwhelming majority are not racist demons.

More Stories

Dan Wasserman

The long-lasting eclipse

By Dan Wasserman

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The GOP’s downward spiral

By Richard North Patterson

Opinion | Michael D’Antonio

The lazy habits of Trump’s heart and mind

By Michael D’Antonio

Metro

Stunned historians wrestle with calls to remove Confederate statues

Confederate statutes removed from the University of Texas’s campus in Austin were secured to a trailer early Monday.

By Michael Levenson

Scholars are worried about obliterating public memory of the Jim Crow era, when most of the monuments were built.

Solar eclipse brings Boston together in communal stargazing

Eclipse-gazers stationed near the Children's Museum used protective glasses.

By Michael Levenson, Steve Annear, Sara Salinas and Lauren Feiner

Despite not being in the “path of totality,” Greater Boston nevertheless paused for a moment of celestial wonderment on Monday.

Far-right student leaving BU for Ala. to be with ‘more like-minded people’

Boston Ma 03/01/2017 Boston University Student Nick Fuentes (cq) is a young Conservative. He is a Freshman and is studying International Relations and Political Science. He goes to political events with his Make America Great Again Hat , and Trump sign. He was at a rally in front of Marsh Chapel. Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic

By Dugan Arnett

Nicholas Fuentes, who attended the Charlottesville white nationalist rally, said he sees Auburn University as a good place to continue his activism.

Business & Tech

GasBuddy wants to turn its loyal users into cash

Steven Smith, a long-time GasBuddy app user who reports gas prices during his travels, checked the app recently.

By Andy Rosen

The Boston entrepreneurs behind GasBuddy want it to become the essential supplier of Big Data to gas stations and convenience stores.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $417m in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed that a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

By Michael Balsamo

A hospitalized woman had claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer.

Bold Types

For this investor, it’s a life-and-death venture

Ed Krapels is taking on a new challenge — and this one is personal.

By Globe Staff

Energy industry executive Ed Krapels is taking on a new challenge: investing in a fledgling biotech firm.

Sports

INDIANS 5, RED SOX 4

Red Sox throw away game to Indians on walkoff error

Cleveland Indians' Brandon Guyer (6) is congratulated by teammate Giovanny Urshela after scoring the winning run against the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Monday Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

By Peter Abraham

The Sox bullpen blew a lead, and Brock Holt’s error allowed the winning run to score in the ninth.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Terry Francona is still the top manager in the game

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 04: Joe Smith #38 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Manager Terry Francona #17 as he is taken out of the game against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning at Progressive Field on August 4, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

By Nick Cafardo

What Francona did with the Indians in 2016 was nothing short of magical, and he continues to shine.

Ben Volin | On football

NFL extending Roger Goodell is about the owners, not the players or fans

Houston, TX 2-1-17: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held his annual Super Bowl press conference this afternoon in the Bush Ballroom at the Media Center in downtown Houston. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: various topic: Super Bowl

By Ben Volin

The message Monday was clear: Goodell has been good for business, and is here to stay through 2024.

Tuesday Stories

Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 17, 2017 shows Bill Cosby arriving on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Disgraced US entertainer Bill Cosby is being forced to hire a new legal team after a second top-flight attorney withdrew from his upcoming re-trial for sexual assault. After Brian McMonagle quit earlier this month, his California-based co-counsel Angela Agrusa has also filed a motion asking to be taking off the trial. The pair helped Cosby secure a hung jury on trial for sexual assault in June. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

By The Associated Press

Cosby’s spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team.

A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans

epa06145219 (FILE) - Singer Taylor Swift arrives on the red carpet for the 2016 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA, 02 May 2016 (reissued 15 August 2017). Swift won a sexual assault case against former radio DJ David Mueller in Denver on 15 August. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

By The Associated Press

Three days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out more clues leading to a possible single drop Monday.

Stoneham Theatre is changing its name to reflect its regional reach

Weylin Symes is the artistic director of Stoneham Theatre, which will become Greater Boston Stage Company in September.

By Don Aucoin

Rebranding itself as the Greater Boston Stage Company is an attempt to better showcase the scope of the work done at the century-old theater.