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In Kentucky, whiskey fungus fuels lawsuits

In French Cognac country, locals know the fungus as "black velvet", fed by the fumes of the famed spirit they lovingly call the "angel's share". But along Kentucky's Bourbon Trail, it has sparked bitter lawsuits. The byproduct of the distilled drinks……

Deadly fungus strikes Joplin tornado victims

CHICAGO — The toll from the deadliest single tornado to strike the United States in six decades rose to 151, and eight hospitalized victims were infected with a rare and potentially deadly fungus kicked up by the storm, officials said Friday. The toll from the May 22 tornado which destroyed…

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