Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

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 Uk...

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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...

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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

About 2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire stretched from the Middle East all the way across Western Europe. A wall marked the empire's northernmost boundary, at one point less than a mile from today's border between England and Scotland.

The Roman emperor Hadrian built the 73-mile wall at this point ...

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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

After 300 years in the United Kingdom, Scotland votes next month on whether to break the union, which raises many questions. One is particularly meaningful in the town of Helensburgh, in Western Scotland: What will happen to the U.K.'s nuclear weapons?

The Trident submarine program is based in Scotland, at ...

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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 ...

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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

How do you memorialize an event that happened 100 years ago? Almost nobody is alive who witnessed the start of World War I. In England, at the Tower of London, an unusual artistic commemoration is blooming. Its name comes from a poem, written by an anonymous soldier in World War ...

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

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Did you miss this week's tech headlines? No problem! Here is a roundup of technology stories from NPR and beyond.

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What Makes A Good IT Person: According to NPR's Laura Sydell, our go-to tech saviors need to be half technologist, half psychologist.

"Getting machines to work is an ...

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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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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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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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