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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.

A worker cleans up glass outside a Quiznos restaurant that was damaged during a demonstration Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

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A turkey vulture makes quick work of a dead rabbit at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline park in Oakland, Calif. Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden/Corbis hide caption

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

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Aansoo Kohli is running a makeshift class in a cowshed for children who have no access to school. Abdul Sattar for NPR hide caption

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

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Affordable housing condo buyer Marilyn Phillips says she had to jump many hoops before purchasing her unit in D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood. Courtesy of Manna Inc. hide caption

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

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A helicopter's eye view of a new ETU, funded by USAID and built by Save the Children. Kelly McEvers/NPR hide caption

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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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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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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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"There was a lot of tears. There was a lot of anguish," Jimmy Greene says of writing Beautiful Life. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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