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It’s eclipse time.

The moon will blacking out the sun for a period of time this afternoon.

But unless you have the right glasses don’t look at it.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the first contact between the sun and moon will take place around 1:22 p.m.

The mid-eclipse will take place around 2:47 p.m.

The last moment will occur at 4:05 p.m.

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The paper reports that there will be a number of locations that will hand out viewing classes to see the phenomenon.

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The Wicomico County Council has received a petition to take down the plaque commemorating Confederate General John Henry Winder from downtown Salisbury.

But the council members appears to have brushed aside the controversy.

The Salisbury Daily Times caught up with council member Matt Holloway who said there were more pressing issues in the country like the economy.

Meanwhile, County Council President John Cannon told the paper that County Executive Bob Culver needed to take the lead on making a decision about the plaque.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Republican candidate for governor in Virginia is telling conservative activists they need to stand up against the "twisted mindset" of the hate groups that were part of a deadly rally a week ago in Charlottesville.

Ed Gillespie made the remarks Saturday in Richmond at a summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity. It's his first major speech since last week's violence.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has signed an executive order to create a new statewide development plan.

Hogan made the announcement Saturday in a speech to the Maryland Association of Counties.

The Republican governor says he has repeatedly heard from local officials who have asked for changes to PlanMaryland, which was put in place by Hogan's predecessor, Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia city is preparing to welcome a U.S. Coast Guard tall ship to its docks.

The city of Alexandria announced Friday that the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle will visit September 4-8, as part of an East Coast tour.

The ship is scheduled to pass through the Woodrow Wilson drawbridge that carries the Capital Beltway across the Potomac River and dock at Robinson Landing.

The city recommends Jones Point Park, Fords Landing City Park or Point Lumley Park as good places to watch the arrival.

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Catalan police say they have "shot down" Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians last week in Barcelona. Authorities say he appeared to have been wearing a belt with explosives.

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President Trump is set to deliver a prime-time address to the nation on Afghanistan Monday night. The speech marks a dramatic return for the president after his none-too-restful "working vacation."

The getaway was marked by another staff shakeup and controversy over Trump's remarks on the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

If a famine occurs, aid groups send food. If there's a war, they set up health clinics.

But what to do in event of a massive cyberattack? A new disease epidemic?

A July report has an alarming message for the aid community: adapt or be left in the dust.

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It didn’t take President Donald Trump long to condemn the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday. But his follow-up tweet has raised some serious eyebrows among historians, veterans, human rights groups and counterterrorism experts:

The U.S. State Department says it will temporarily stop issuing nonimmigrant visas to Russians in response to Moscow's decision to force the U.S. to slash its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia.

The American Embassy in Moscow and consulates elsewhere in Russia are cancelling interviews for visa requests and suspending all nonimmigrant visa operations until Sept. 1, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. After that date, the issuance of nonimmigrant visas will resume at the embassy in Moscow, but not at the other consulates, Michele says.

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