CHARLOTTESVILLE. 56 percent disapprove of Donald Trump’s response.
TRUMP’S WORLDVIEW. Twitter account shows you what Trump sees on Twitter: “The Washington Post has done a tremendous job keeping readers abreast of what Donald Trump is up to — in its reporting, of course, but also in the various online tools it’s created. In December, for example, it debuted the “Trump Tweet Fact- Checker,” which allowed readers to fact-check any of the then President-Elect’s tweets, right on the spot. Recently, it debuted another useful Twitter-related resource– @Trumps_Feed, an account that lets you see what Trump sees, whenever he opens up his Twitter app.”
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT. Britney Spears does something unusual: sings live.
IMMIGRATION. Trump’s aides pushing for deal on Dreamers: “The White House officials want Trump to strike an ambitious deal with Congress that offers Dreamers protection in exchange for legislation that pays for a border wall and more detention facilities, curbs legal immigration and implements E-verify, an online system that allows businesses to check immigration status, according to a half-dozen people familiar with situation, most involved with the negotiations.”
HOPEFUL SENTIMENT OF THE DAY. From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) August 21, 2017
ALASKA AIRLINES. What the eclipse looked like from 40,000 feet above the Pacific: “Whereas on the ground, eclipses immerse onlookers in a surreal waking darkness, the airborne effect is more reminiscent of dusk, bathing the clouds and ocean below in an orange-blue hue that looks like the most refreshing tropical libation ever concocted.”
USS JOHN MCCAIN. Remains found in search for missing sailors: “The commander, Adm. Scott H. Swift, declined to say how many bodies had been located in the ship, which is docked at Changi Naval Base here. He also said that the Malaysian Navy, which is part of the search effort, had reported recovering a body at sea that might be one of the 10 missing sailors.”
PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA. Petition launched to replace Confederate monument with one for Missy Elliott.
NORTH KOREA. Ready to stage “ruthless” retaliation. “The U.S. will be wholly held accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by such reckless aggressive war maneuvers, as it chose a military confrontation” with North Korea, its spokesman said in an English statement carried by the KCNA.
UGANDA. Activists hold secret Pride after government quashes it: “Petter Wallenberg, founder of Rainbow Riots, a Swedish Ugandan organization that works to empower LGBT people in some of the world’s most dangerous countries through music and creative projects, organized the event, staged performances and invited the Pride committee and guests to celebrate. It became this year’s only Pride event in Uganda.”
SECRET PROJECT. Laverne Cox working with Beyoncé.
JOHN CENA. The touching moment he was surprised by fans.
CHEMICAL DYES. Dogs turning blue in India. “According to The Hindustan Times, the dogs were swimming in a local river that had been polluted by a company releasing industrial waste into it, including some sort of cerulean dye. Activists in the area were able to get the company shut down after filing a complaint to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), which concluded the plant was indeed releasing a mysterious blue dye into the Kasadi river.”
NORTH CAROLINA. Wilmington men say waitress called them gay slur at White Front Breakfast House: “We’re waiting, standing there at the register for our food to come out. She walks up behind us and calls us a derogatory word for being homosexual,” McClellan said, “I will accept her apology, and I’m grateful she will apologize, but honestly, I probably won’t go back.”
DRAG RACE ALL STARS. VH1 gives it the green light: “The world is calling out to see more of these beautiful queens and I am going to give them every bit of it they can handle,” executive producer and host RuPaul says. “‘All Stars’ represent the best of the breasts, legs, and thighs. They are giving everything and you’re not going to want to miss it!”
MH370. Australian researchers believe they have new hotspots for the location of the missing plane: ‘The team’s confidence in this calculation increased when they retrieved satellite images of the southern Indian Ocean taken on March 23, 2014, two weeks after the airplane disappeared. These showed 12 “probably man-made” objects floating at a point that Griffin’s team believed would be consistent with where debris would have drifted westward in the time elapsed since the crash.’
TOTAL ECLIPSE. Bonnie Tyler sings her 1983 hit during the eclipse.
TOO HOT TUESDAY. Oat Artchariya.