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Ari Shapiro

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Cod Comeback: How The North Sea Fishery Bounced Back From The Brink

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A decade ago, fishermen trying to catch North Sea cod were coming up empty. Now, thanks to strict fishing rules put in place to halt the decline, this fish tale looks headed for a happy ending.

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After Arrests, Calls For Soccer's Governing Body To Be Overhauled

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Some of the biggest leaders in world soccer have been charged with corruption stretching back decades. Reaction from around the world is pouring in as the story continues to unfold.

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Irish Voters Prepare To Decide On Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ireland could make history Friday when voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage. It would be a striking change for a country where abortion is still outlawed and divorce was only legalized in the mid-1990s.

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An English 'Family Business,' Dedicated To A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Fort

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Andrew Birley first visited Vindolanda, a Roman fort near the Scottish border, when he was still in his mother's womb. Now, he's the latest Birley to lead excavations at the site rich in artifacts.

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Conservative, Catholic Ireland Votes On Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

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Conservative Victory Moves U.K. Closer To EU Exit

Friday, May 08, 2015

The dramatic Conservative Party victory in Thursday's British elections raises the question of whether the U.K. will vote to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to let British voters decide whether to stay in the EU.

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U.K. Election: Conservatives Outperform Their Results 5 Years Ago

Friday, May 08, 2015

Every opinion poll before Thursday's vote suggested that this would be a dead heat between the two major parties: Labour and Conservatives. Those polls, however, were wrong.

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Polls Close In Tight British Election, Show Lead For Conservative Party

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Most analysts are predicting a lead for the Conservatives in Thursday's U.K. general election. But the closeness of the election might leave Britain facing a period of coalition building.

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Britons Cast Ballots In Tightest Race In Decades

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Polls indicate that neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party nor Ed Miliband's opposition Labour Party has a clear lead. That means minority parties will be influential.

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The Unpopularity Contest For Britain's Next Prime Minister

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to elect the next prime minister. But while David Cameron or Ed Miliband will win the election contest, neither is likely to win a popularity contest.

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London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. That imbalance has been an issue in the run-up to Thursday's election.

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Skeletal Horse On Trafalgar Square's 4th Plinth Is Art And A Stock Ticker

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A bold statue has taken up residence in London's iconic Trafalgar Square — part of a public art project that's been going on for more than a decade. The skeletal horse replaces a giant blue rooster.

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

Monday, May 04, 2015

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. A ruling in the closely watched case is expected next month.

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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

Saturday, April 18, 2015

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.

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Diego Garcia Islanders Displaced In U.K. Failure Hope To Return Home

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Natives of Diego Garcia were displaced over 40 years ago when the U.S. built a military base on the Indian Ocean island nation.

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Hope Builds For Islanders Displaced In Shameful Chapter Of U.K. History

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the '70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.

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European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.

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At 800 And Aging Well, The Magna Carta Is Still A Big Draw

Monday, April 13, 2015

Issued by an embattled King John in 1215, the document sometimes called England's greatest export is now on display at the British Library, where it's pulling in large crowds.

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Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

Monday, April 13, 2015

As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.

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Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

British voters will go to the polls in one month in an election that may determine the future of the British welfare state. Prime Minister David Cameron will face Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

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