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Here's What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATz09bOeNP0 On Monday, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch. For those who have been boning up on eclipse trivia for weeks, congratulations. For everyone else, here are the things you need to know about the phenomenon. Where can I see the eclipse? A partial solar eclipse will be visible everywhere in the contiguous United States, but to see the total solar eclipse, you'll need to be in a sash of land that cuts from...

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Less than an hour after the Great American Eclipse completed its coast-to-coast show today, people's fascination with the sun and the moon quickly turned to concern about their eyes.

We're hoping all you Shots readers heeded our words of caution and wore eclipse glasses or enjoyed the show indirectly.

The list of charities and nonprofits that have canceled fundraising events at Mar-a-Lago continues to grow. At least 20 groups now have pulled out of galas that had been scheduled for President Trump's country club in Palm Beach, Fla.

In announcing the cancellations, many of the groups cited the controversy surrounding Trump's recent comments that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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New state ID’s will become a requirement for boarding domestic flights or entering federal buildings starting in 2020.

Those ID’s, called READ ID’s, will be available to Michigan residents starting next week.

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Tuesday, a familiar voice is being recognized for his nearly 40 years on the air on WCMU. John Sheffler is receiving the Public Media Impact Award from the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters.

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Following the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, there's been an increased focus on efforts to promote equality around the country. We wanted to learn more about those efforts here in Michigan so we sent WCMU's Sarah Adams to visit the state Department of Civil Rights in Lansing.


Autopsy reveals more on Asian carp caught near Lake Michigan

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Back in June, an Asian carp was caught just nine miles from Lake Michigan. Somehow it got past electric barriers designed to keep those fish out of the Great Lakes. Now an autopsy reveals new details.


 The Asian Carp is feared because it has a huge appetite, and could take food from other fish in the Great Lakes. So scientists want to know a lot more about the one caught in Illinois.

The autopsy answered a number of questions. It found that the fish was four years old. And it originated in the Illinois/Middle Mississippi watershed.

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Three men are under arrest after dropping drugs and a cell phone via drone into the Richard Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia.

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There are roughly 100,000 jobs available in the state, but Michigan’s employers say residents don’t have the skills to fill those positions.

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A state board approved several ballot proposals Thursday.