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Shetland Oil Money Can't Unravel Islanders' Knitting Lifestyle

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The remains of Brendan Megraw are carried to St. Oliver Plunkett Church in Belfast by his brothers Kieran (second left) and Sean (second right) on Nov. 14. The remains were found in a bog 36 years after Megrew was taken by the IRA. He was one of the many who died or disappeared during the decades-long Troubles between Protestant loyalists and Catholic republicans in Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

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Not-so-authentic Irish: a Celtic knot tattoo. Tattoo parlors in Ireland say almost all the customers requesting this are American. Christa Burns/Flickr hide caption

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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

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In England's Churches, Boom In New Recruits Changes Nature Of The Clergy

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A depiction of "Gin Lane," filled with sins caused by drunken revelries. William Hogarth/Wikimedia hide caption

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

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Europe's Short-Term Economic Fixes Can't Solve Long-Term Problems

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In the northwestern United States, this crayfish would be just a friendly bit of local fauna. But in Scotland, it's an invasive species wreaking havoc on trout streams. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

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The face in Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada's larger-than-life portrait is a composite of photos the artist took of young men from many racial backgrounds. Tami Heilemann/Department of the Interior hide caption

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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

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The Royal Shakespeare Company is releasing albums of the music commissioned for its productions of many of the plays in this first collected edition of William Shakespeare's works. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

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British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with campaigners against female genital mutilation at the Girl Summit in London in July. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

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British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

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United Kingdom Remains Intact But Not Unchanged

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