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Researchers from half a dozen universities are undertaking what might be the largest open study on aging ever undertaken — and the subjects are going to be dogs.

The goal is to find out about human aging by studying dogs, which share many diseases and genetic markers with humans.

Venice Hit By A Record 3rd High Tide

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Melissa Conn, Venice director of the New York-based conservation group Save Venice, joins Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley to discuss the record flooding in Venice this past week and how it is affecting the city’s iconic buildings and artwork.

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After canceling its highly anticipated IPO in September, WeWork is reportedly planning to eliminate 4,000 jobs — a third of its workforce.

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley speaks with Jill Schlesinger (@jillonmoney), a business analyst for CBS News and the host of Jill On Money.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Record-breaking temperatures in Hawaii this past summer may lead to unprecedented coral bleaching. It’s caused by changes in water temperature, light or nutrients, and it can kill coral.

Scientists on an island of Oahu are taking underwater photos to create a one-of-a-kind, time-lapsed documentation of bleaching.

Making Sense Of 2020 Political Polls

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It’s election season and with that comes the deluge of political polls trying to get a sense of the public’s opinion on certain candidates and issues.

The impeachment inquiry proceeds with another week of public hearings on Capitol Hill.

The two witnesses up next are Lt Col. Alexander Vindman, who was on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and his counterpart in Ukraine, and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service aide working for Vice President Mike Pence, who was also on the call.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

A new book by an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration reveals details of the White House and makes a case for the president’s incompetence, according to the author.

But curious readers will be scrounging through the book’s language patterns to decode the author’s identity.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is touting her proposal for a new tax on ultra-millionaires in a new ad. She is also selling a mug on her website that says “Billionaire Tears.”

The barriers to offering drug-based treatment for opioid abuse in jails are two-fold: There aren’t enough prescribing doctors and opioids can be abused in jail.

But a program in Washington state has created a pilot that addresses these issues.

So far, it’s working, KUOW’s Amy Radil (@AmyRadil) reports.

Police And Protesters Clash In Hong Kong

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Hong Kong police using tear gas and batons fought running battles on Monday with protesters who tried to break through a security cordon that trapped hundreds of them at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with NPR Southeast Asia correspondent Julie McCarthy (@juliemccarthy).

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