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Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

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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Poll: Momentum Grows For Scottish Independence From Britain

Monday, September 08, 2014

A poll published in Britain over the weekend shows support shifting to favor Scottish independence. With more than a week to go before the referendum, the poll alarms pro-union British politicians.

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Russia Rips Up NATO's Rulebook

Saturday, September 06, 2014

President Obama has spent much of the week talking about what NATO can do to respond to current crises. NATO leaders approved a plan to develop a rapid response force to primarily counter Russia.

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At NATO Summit, U.S. And Europe Ready New Sanctions Against Russia

Friday, September 05, 2014

President Obama and other NATO leaders are returning from Wales, after two days there spent discussing the future of the organization. The summit touched on topics that ranged from Ukraine to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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World Leaders Descend On Wales To Help Decide NATO's Way Forward

Thursday, September 04, 2014

President Obama is attending the NATO summit in Wales, which some people are calling the most important in decades. On the agenda are Russia's intentions in Ukraine and the threats posed by the Islamic State.

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Robert Langer, Chemical Engineer and Entrepreneur

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Robert Langer, a chemical engineer who has pioneered the fields of drug delivery and tissue engineering. Harris also speaks with clothing designer Peter Manning.

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NATO Summit Considers: Ukraine Crisis, Rise Of Islamist Militants

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NATO leaders, including President Obama, meet in Wales for what's being called their most important summit since the end of the Cold War.

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From Estonia, Obama Talks Tough On Islamic State And Russia

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

President Obama visited Estonia, in an attempt to reassure Estonians of the support of the U.S. and NATO. Estonia and its neighbors Latvia and Lithuania are all NATO members, but they have grown increasing concerned about a potential security threat from Russia.

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Ukraine Crisis Reshapes NATO's Mission

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

President Obama and other world leaders will be in Wales on Thursday for a NATO summit. The crisis in Ukraine gives this meeting new urgency.

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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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