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On Monday, a rare solar eclipse will darken skies across the country, and Georgia is lucky enough to be in the path of totality.  

State parks, universities and even schools are all getting in on the act, passing out glasses and planning events where people can gather to view the eclipse. 

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced plans to put together a panel of leaders to consider the future of the city's Confederate symbols and street names. They'll have two months, but they may not have all that many items to discuss.

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There just aren't that many Confederate-related memorials in this particular southern city.

Ga. Tech Creates Soundtrack For Atlanta's Solar Eclipse

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The moon will block about 98 percent of the sun in Atlanta.
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Atlanta will have its own soundtrack for the eclipse.

Composers from Georgia Tech created the soundtrack timing the music to be in sync with the eclipse.

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It's kind of a dark, heavy piece with pitch changes to convey what's happening. For example, high pitches represent the moon and lower pitches the sun.

An animal transport arrives at the Avondale Shelter to take dogs to Pennsilvania where they have owners waiting for them.
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Animal shelters in metro Atlanta often struggle to find homes for dogs and cats.

One solution? Ship animals off to other parts of the United States.

Animal Transport

Donna Looney is the owner of a for-profit group, Looney’s K9 Rescue Transport, which has been transporting dogs for almost three years.

On a recent morning, she loaded up seven dogs from a shelter in Avondale into her van.

These dogs are headed to Pennsylvania, about 800 miles away. 

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Comedian, writer and actor Scott Adsit is perhaps best known for his role as producer Pete Hornberger on the NBC sitcom “30 Rock.”

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Younger audiences would identify him as the voice of the loveable robot Baymax from Disney’s “Big Hero 6.” Yet Scott is not in Atlanta this weekend promoting any scripted work — he’s returning to one of his first loves: improv comedy.

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