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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

The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.

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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

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Deadzy John Scofield
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Egg Radio Bill Frisell
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Raffles in Rio Mark Isham

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

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Bookenka (The Adventurer) Ancient Future

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Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Various Artists
Hanging from the Rafters Human Bell
Prelude No. 9 in E major (WTC II), BWV 878 Hélène Grimaud
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Twilight March David Benoit
Law of Balance Steve Coleman
The Parterre Nancy Rumbel & Eric Tingstad

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Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

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The turkeys at Kate Stillman's farm don't have to be loaded on a trailer and driven hundreds of miles this year. They now meet their ends on the same farm where they lived their lives. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

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Twilight in Turkey Beau Hunks
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Sister Let Them Try and Follow Dirty Three
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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

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The Celtic Wedding Al Petteway & Amy White
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An Iraqi child, whose family fled from Islamic State violence in the northern city of Mosul, stands outside a tent that serves as a school in the southern city of Najaf on Sunday. Some 2 million Iraqis have been driven from their homes by fighting this year. Alaa Al-Marjani /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

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Whirling [Nickodemus and Zeb Remix] Omar Faruk Tekbilek
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Autumn Nocturne Lew DelGatto

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After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

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In Walked Monk Guido Basso & Turner, Dave

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