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Ari Shapiro

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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.

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100 Years After World War I, Europe Remembers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov. 11 is the day the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. Across Europe, ceremonies commemorated those who died in wars.

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In England's Churches, Boom In New Recruits Changes Nature Of The Clergy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

England has seen a boom in young men enrolling in the clergy. The phenomenon has been happening for a decade, so it's not a reflection of the new pope.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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U.K.'s Relationship With EU In A Rough Patch

Friday, October 24, 2014

The UK is straining against a range of European Union rules, with immigration at the top of the list. It's likely to be a major issue going into next year's election in Britain and could reshape the future of Europe, as Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a vote on whether to keep the UK in the union.

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Europe's Short-Term Economic Fixes Can't Solve Long-Term Problems

Friday, October 17, 2014

Eurozone fears are bubbling and the markets are unhappy about it. New data suggest the continent may be about to enter its third recession in six years.

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American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scotland has some of the best trout fishing in the world. Now the North American signal crayfish is taking over waterways, threatening to wipe out native populations of insects those trout eat.

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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This month, the National Portrait Gallery presented its largest portrait yet, a 6-acre face rendered in sand and soil on the National Mall.

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The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

Sunday, October 12, 2014

For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.

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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

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British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS

Friday, September 26, 2014

The British Parliament voted Friday to join U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. It's an important political marker for the Obama administration's efforts to build a worldwide alliance.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.

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United Kingdom Remains Intact But Not Unchanged

Friday, September 19, 2014

The independence referendum in Scotland has shaken, but not broken, the ties between the countries in the United Kingdom. Many politicians and observers believe that the relationship between Scotland and England has now permanently changed.

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Voters In Scotland Reject Independence

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scottish voters rejected the independence referendum 55 percent to 45 percent. The decision prevents a rupture of a 307-year union with England, and it brings huge relief to British politicians.

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Referendum Vote Count Begins In Scotland

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On Thursday, Scottish voters cast ballots in a referendum to decide whether their country should remain part of the United Kingdom or whether they should become independent.

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Scottish Voters Cast Ballots On Whether To Cut Ties To U.K.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Voting is underway in Scotland on a referendum that will decide if the country becomes independent. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Scotland more autonomy if it stays in the union.

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For Scotland's 16-Year-Olds, The First Vote Will Be On Independence

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scotland has lowered the voting age from 18 to 16 for Thursday's referendum on independence. But it looks like the youngest voters won't be casting ballots in the way that many had initially expected.

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Will Scotland Vote To Cut The Cord?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For three centuries, Scotland has been part of the U.K. Until recently, it looked likely to stay that way. But some voters have changed their minds and recent polls show independence ahead by a nose.

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Cameron Makes Last Minute Appeal For Unity In Scotland

Monday, September 15, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Scotland on Monday in a last minute effort to persuade Scots to vote for unity in this week's referendum.

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Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Whisky requires grain, which attracts mice and birds, which is why we have distillery cats. These days, though, public relations is also a key part of the job. Take a look at these cat photos.

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