One of the banana plants in the collection at the USDA's Tropical Agriculture Research Station in Puerto Rico. It's just one of many banana collections around the world that might just hold the key to stopping a fungus's deadly reach.
People for and against unions hold up signs Monday in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington. The court was hearing arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Justices will decide whether California and other states can make nonunion public employees covered by union contracts pay partial dues.
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