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Ari Shapiro

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The Wall That Defined Scotland's Frontier 2,000 Years Ago To Today

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Roman emperor Hadrian built a wall two millennia ago that kept the Scottish out. On Sept. 18, the Scots hold an independence vote to decide if they want to separate from Britain.

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It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.

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Report Details 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More than 1,400 children suffered sexual abuse in a small English town from 1997 until as recently as last year. The report says local authorities were aware of the problem for years but did nothing.

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Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.

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Legendary Actor Lord Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lord Richard Attenborough, the acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director died Sunday. He forged a lengthy acting career. As a director, he was known for Gandhi, for which he won two Academy Awards.

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Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Scottish vote next month but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound and the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.

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European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Since the release of a video depicting the killing of American journalist James Foley, it has been revealed that the militant group Islamic State demanded millions of dollars for his freedom. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times explains how militant groups use ransom demands such as these for funding.

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WikiLeak's Assange May Leave Refuge Of Ecuador's Embassy

Monday, August 18, 2014

According to reports, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange will be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London soon. He's been held up there for more than two years in a standoff with authorities.

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A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.

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Tech Week: 'Good' IT People, Women Quit Engineering, Tom Hanks App

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This week in tech, we read IT people need to be half technologist, half psychologist; more and more women are leaving the engineering field; and Tom Hanks created an app for the hipster in all of us.

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It's Sunrise In London And Time For A Rave

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The sun is just peeking over the rooftops and the main drink is coffee, not alcohol. But that hasn't kept Londoners from a popular morning rave that's rapidly spread to cities around the world.

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In Gaza, A Glimmer Of Hope For Cease-Fire Is Snuffed Out Early

Friday, August 01, 2014

Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.

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Out Of The Strings Of A Fiddle, The Melodies Of Cold, Craggy Isles

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Shetland Islands, a cluster of rocks in the North Sea, is an unusual place. Wealthy from offshore oil, Shetlanders are yet wedded to ancient traditions. And they play the fiddle like no one else.

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For Two Sarajevo Women, A Chance Friendship Forged In The Ashes Of War

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A chance encounter in Sarajevo brings together two women of different generations, survivors of different wars, who connect over their shared loss.

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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.

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Meet HitchBOT, The Robotic Hitchhiking Wonder

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With a bucket for a body and foam noodles for limbs, hitchBOT is a story-telling, story-collecting, hitchhiking robot invented by two professors. And it's just embarked on a trip across Canada.

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An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More

Monday, July 28, 2014

NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.

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Israeli Forces Move Into Gaza, 'Terrorist Tunnels' In Cross Hairs

Friday, July 18, 2014

NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on the latest news from the Gaza Strip, where Israel has undertaken a ground invasion against Hamas operatives. It's the first time in five years that the Israeli military has conducted a ground operation.

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