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Donnie Pedrola, 48, (left) and Tom Gasko, 57, at their Rolla, Mo., vacuum repair shop and museum, in June. "Most people aren't that passionate about something," Pedrola says of Gasko's lifelong and prolific love for vacuum cleaners. Dupe Oyebolu/StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

'You Get Swept Up': A Story Of Love, Passion — And Vacuum Cleaners

On their first date, Tom Gasko and his husband, Donnie Pedrola, talked for hours about vacuum designs. "Most people aren't that passionate about something," Pedrola tells Gasko at StoryCorps.

UK Biobank has granted 10,000 qualified scientists access to its large database of genetic sequences and other medical data, but other organizations with databases have been far more restrictive in giving access. KTSDESIGN/Getty Images/Science Photo Library hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How Should Scientists' Access To Health Databanks Be Managed?

4 min

How Should Scientists' Access To Health Databanks Be Managed?

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Europe

The Week In Brexit

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The Week In Brexit

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Hidden Brain

The Distracting Draw Of Smartphones

2 min

The Distracting Draw Of Smartphones

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Obituaries

Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

6 min

Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

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Donnie Pedrola, 48, (left) and Tom Gasko, 57, at their Rolla, Mo., vacuum repair shop and museum, in June. "Most people aren't that passionate about something," Pedrola says of Gasko's lifelong and prolific love for vacuum cleaners. Dupe Oyebolu/StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

'You Get Swept Up': A Story Of Love, Passion — And Vacuum Cleaners

2 min

'You Get Swept Up': A Story Of Love, Passion — And Vacuum Cleaners

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Health

Vaping And Vitamin E

2 min

Vaping And Vitamin E

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Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have launched a probe into Facebook and its market dominance. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Technology

Is Facebook Too Big? State Attorneys General Want To Know

3 min

Is Facebook Too Big? State Attorneys General Want To Know

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