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Hopkinsville, a southwestern Kentucky town, will experience a total eclipse of the sun Aug. 21, 2017, longer than any place on the planet. It will last 2 minutes, 40 seconds, and the town of 32,000 already is making preparations to cash in on the fortuitous celestial alignment. (Associated Press)

Hopkinsville, a southwestern Kentucky town, will experience a total eclipse of the sun Aug. 21, 2017, longer than any place on the planet. It will last 2 minutes, 40 seconds, and the town of 32,000 already is making preparations to cash in on the fortuitous celestial alignment. (Associated Press)

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