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Dancing FBI Agent Accidentally Shoots Bar Patron

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. ABC News reports: “An FBI agent got himself into an embarrassing situation on Saturday when his service weapon fell out of its holster while dancing at a Denver club and he accidentally shot a fellow patron while retrieving it.” An FBI agent struts his stuff on…

Driving While Black Has Gotten Even Worse

A protest in April after the controversial arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia.Bastiaan Slabbers / ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. There is a stark new statistic out from the office of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley: In 2017, black drivers in the state were 85…

Trump Blames FBI for Not Warning Him About Paul Manafort

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom via ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. President Donald Trump has been known to boast about only hiring the best people, but in hindsight says he could’ve used some help. On Sunday, Trump complained that the FBI didn’t inform him that his own campaign chairman was…

The Messy Universe Inside Plants Looks a Lot Like the Messy Universe Inside People

Lynn Ketchum/Oregon State University Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In Corvallis, Oregon, Posy Busby works in a garden planted with 3,000 black cottonwood trees that represent 1,000 unique genetic specimens, each originally found somewhere on the…

Growing Your Own Cocktails Makes Gardening a Lot More Fun

Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Amy Stewart is a journalist and author who likes to, as Bite podcast host Kiera Butler puts it, “nerd out on plants.” As someone who regularly interviews horticulturists, including for her bestseller The Drunken Botanist,  Stewart has accrued a trove of knowledge about them—poisonous…