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Dandelion is a dandy weed - and food
Dandelion is a dandy weed - and food

June 12, 2022 - It's not spring if yellow button flowers are not popping up everywhere. The single flower with spiky leaves springing from the ground, a dandelion, is the nemesis of landscapers paid to keep lawns all green. It's a weed. But dandelion flowers and leaves are not only edible but also very nutritious.

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spiky: adjective;noted by having spikes or sharp points; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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June 28

1946: Gilda Radner, comedian who appeared on Saturday Night Live, was born in Detroit. She died of cancer on May 20, 1989.

1914: A Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sofia in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, setting off a chain of events that would culminate in a world war by August. After the assassinations, an elaborate network of treaties among the nations of Europe led to a rapid escalation in the "Great War" between the Central Powers - including Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, and the Allied nations of Britain, France, Italy, and Russia. On April 6, 1917, the United States entered the war on the side of the Allies. Five years later, on June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allies signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending World War I and providing for the creation of the League of Nations.

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