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The Most Compelling Videos of the Week: Aug. 20

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    Watch Monday's solar eclipse in just one minute. (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    From a robot priest in the East Village to a 100-year-old veteran's reunion with a B-29 aircraft he rode in World War II, here are the most riveting videos from the tri-state and beyond for the week of Aug. 20.

    New Yorkers Turn Their Eyes to the Sky for Total Solar Eclipse

    New Yorkers Turn Their Eyes to the Sky for EclipseNew Yorkers Turn Their Eyes to the Sky for Eclipse

    The streets of New York slowed to a crawl as people stopped to watch the solar eclipse. Dave Price has more.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017)

    Man Holding 'Respect Jesus' Sign Grooves to Britney Spears at Grand Central

    NYC 'Respect Jesus' Man Dances to Britney Spears' 'Toxic'NYC 'Respect Jesus' Man Dances to Britney Spears' 'Toxic'

    A joyful campaigner for Jesus was spotted in Grand Central terminal Tuesday morning grooving to Britney Spears' pop-classic 'Toxic' while sharing his message.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017)

    Meet 'Pepper' the Robot Priest

    Meet 'Pepper' the Robot PriestMeet 'Pepper' the Robot Priest

    Japanese telecommunications company Softbank has built a robot programmed to fulfill religious duties. The robot, named "Pepper," is on display at a funeral and cemetery expo in Tokyo.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)

    Woman Steals Liquor Bottles, Stuffs Them in Unusual Places

    Woman Steals Liquor Bottles, Stuffs Them in Unusual PlacesWoman Steals Liquor Bottles, Stuffs Them in Unusual Places

    A woman was captured on surveillance video walking into a liquor store in Louisiana on Friday, August 18, and stealing several bottles of booze. At first she puts the bottles in her purse -- but then she started finding more inventive places to hide the bottles. Police are offering $300 for information in the case. Video from Shreveport Police Department. 

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)

    Queens Chef Helping 1 Year After Earthquake in Italy

    Queens Chef Helping 1 Year After Earthquake in ItalyQueens Chef Helping 1 Year After Earthquake in Italy

    One year after a devastating earthquake killed hundreds in the Italian town of Amatrice, a Queens man is feeling the pull to do more. Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017)

    Congressman Offers to Move Controversial Columbus Monument to Staten Island

    Congressman Offers to Move Columbus Statue to Staten IslandCongressman Offers to Move Columbus Statue to Staten Island

    The fate of a statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle is being debated by politicians, with some saying it honors a man who mistreated Native Americans and others saying removing the monument goes too far. Congressman Dan Donovan says the bronze sculpture would be welcomed in his home borough of Staten Island. Melissa Russo reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 25, 2017)

    Ring Lost at Cape Cod in 1970 Is Returned to NY Couple

    Ring Found on Beach Returned to Couple After 47 YearsRing Found on Beach Returned to Couple After 47 Years

    A Long Island couple has been waiting 47 years to get this call -- they just learned a precious item lost on their honeymoon has washed up on Cape Cod. Greg Cergol reports.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017)

    100-Year-Old WWII Veteran Reunites With B-29

    WWII Veteran Reunites With B-29WWII Veteran Reunites With B-29

    A 100-year-old Greenfield, Indiana man got the chance to get reacquainted with an old friend at Indianapolis Regional Airport - a B-29 aircraft. The B-29 was known as "The Super Fortress." Only two are still in the air since it saw duty during World War II. "Fifi" is one of them. The plane carried precious cargo during the great war, including Collins.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 25, 2017)

    See Hurricane Harvey Build Off Texas From Space

    See Hurricane Harvey Build Off Texas From SpaceSee Hurricane Harvey Build Off Texas From Space

    As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Gulf Coast of Texas, NASA cameras captured footage of the Category 2 hurricane from the International Space Station.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 25, 2017)

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