Solar Eclipse, Preseason AP Poll, the Latest on Dallas' Confederate Monuments: Your Monday Evening Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.How North Texans watched the solar eclipseMillions of Americans dropped everything but their solar glasses or homemade viewing devices for a few minutes Monday to glimpse the much-hyped solar eclipse. Across Dallas, thousands gathered for viewing parties, as others merely stepped outside their homes, offices and schools for a look at the rare event.At Klyde Warren Park, one woman had success viewing from a Lucky Charms box. Another at the park spent $20 for a last-minute pair of eclipse-proof glasses.The first 3,000 visitors at the Dallas Arboretum received solar glasses, but with roughly 7,000 people in attendance, plenty of people casted shadows of the sun with cardstock and spaghetti colanders.Over at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, music set the stage. At 1:09 p.m., a song blasted across the plaza — Bonnie Tyler’s hit single “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” In near-perfect sync, visitors tilted their heads toward the sky.See some of our favorite staff photos from the day below!Commentary: Columnist Jacquielynn Floyd shares five takeaways from the solar eclipse.#SolarEclipse2017: If you didn’t post about the solar eclipse on social media, did you even see it? We compiled the best tweets all in one not-blinding spot.  Continue reading...

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