The New York Times

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Andrea Morales/The New York Times

A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves The Nation in Awe

Darkness descended, the summer air caught a quick chill, Venus and some stars appeared in the near-night sky and, in Depoe Bay, Ore., one of the first places to fall under the shadow, a flock of confused sea gulls began to call out.

Even humans — who knew what was going on — were left to hunt for words to describe the spectacle.

  Beth Nakamura/Press Pool

Beth Nakamura/Press Pool

Oregon Man Accused of Deadly Anti-Muslim Tirade Continues Rant in Court

An Oregon man charged with murdering two people who had tried to intercede during the man’s anti-Muslim tirade spoke out at an arraignment on Tuesday, calling for “death to the enemies of America” while apparently defending his actions as a form of “patriotism.”

  Gillian Flaccus/Associated Press

Gillian Flaccus/Associated Press

Three Men Stood Up to Anti-Muslim Attack. Two Paid With Their Lives.

An Army veteran, a recent college graduate and a student who once won a poetry contest by condemning prejudice stirred up by the Sept. 11 attacks intervened as a man screamed anti-Muslim insults at two women in Portland, Ore., on Friday.

In the days that followed, the three men were hailed as heroes.