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The maze-like roots of the Blonde Bombshell (Plectranthus scutellarioides) are among those on display at the U.S. Botanic Garden’s newest exhibit on roots. Photo by Nsikan Akpan When you’re facing a tough problem, it’s always best to start...
Photo by Flickr user torbakhopper. Six transgender men and women have recently called into question Michigan’s driver’s license policy. As it stands, people who want to change their gender on a Michigan license must show proof of a change on their...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioSTEPHEN FEE: It was just after 2pm on December 30, 2013 when the calls began streaming in. Two trains had collided just half a mile outside Casselton, North Dakota, one loaded with grain, the other with crude oil....
File photo of Hillary Clinton by Mike Segar/Reuters WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now...
Nearly a week before the fatal Philadelphia Amtrak derailment, a train carrying crude oil went off the tracks in rural North Dakota forcing the evacuation of the nearby town of Heimdal. Indeed, plenty of the 9 million barrels of oil produced each...
A sea lion swims in oil-contaminated water near Refugio State Beach on the Californian coast in Goleta on May 21. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Reuters For most of the week, hundreds of clean-up workers have collected globs of black goo and scrubbed...