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Ari Shapiro

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In A One-Room Schoolhouse, Irish Family Keeps Legacy Of W.B. Yeats Alive

Friday, June 12, 2015

The poet W.B. Yeats was born 150 years ago this week. In rural Ireland, a nun whose family has a personal history with the poet has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a small Yeats museum.

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In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On

Friday, June 12, 2015

Saturday marks the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, one of the 20th century's greatest poets. In far western Ireland's County Galway, Yeats found inspiration in the people and landscape.

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Surrogate Parenting: A Worldwide Industry, Lacking Global Rules

Thursday, June 11, 2015

In the U.S., surrogacy is a widely accepted practice, though it's governed by a patchwork of state laws. It's barred in some European countries, but widely practiced and largely unregulated in India.

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How Glasgow Shed Its Reputation As 'The Murder Capital Of Western Europe'

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Over the last decade, Scotland's biggest city cut its homicide rate by two-thirds. A change in the style of policing is seen as a major factor.

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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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