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Health care and Trump driving midterm elections, human-caused extinctions, the world's largest organism is dying and more

• Oct 18, 2018 at 10:31 AM

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FOX NEWS: President Trump, health care drive midterm elections

Currently, 49 percent of likely voters back the Democratic candidate in their House district and 42 percent the Republican, according to a new Fox News national survey. That 7-point lead is unchanged from last month, and just outside the poll’s margin of error. Nine percent will vote for someone else or are undecided.

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THE GUARDIAN: Revealed: Russian billionaire set up US company before Trump Tower meeting

The billionaire, Aras Agalarov, created the US company anonymously while preparing to move almost $20m into the country during the time of the presidential election campaign, according to interviews and corporate filings.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Human-caused extinctions have set animals back millions of years

Mammals took over the world after the last big extinction event. Now, one mammal is undoing all of that—us.

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USA TODAY: Pando, the world's largest organism is dying, study suggests

Pando, a colony of trees in Utah considered the largest organism on Earth, is shrinking partly because of failed attempts by humans to keep it preserved, a new study suggests.

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ONE COOL THING: Star architects create amazing pet homes

Through 200 wildly creative examples of modern pet homes, Pet-tecture author Tom Wainwright challenges our notions that spaces for domestic animals are dull and depressing.

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