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'It Does Keep Me Awake': Brexit Vexes Exporters, Short-Staffed Industries

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Anti-Brexit activists protest outside Parliament Dec. 11. Sam Mellish/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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A 2nd Brexit Referendum Once Seemed Unthinkable. Now Support Is Growing

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The U.K.'s head of Counter Terrorism Policing Neil Basu (right) and the chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies, speak at a news conference at New Scotland Yard in London on Wednesday. British police say a couple who are critically ill were exposed to the Russian nerve agent Novichok. John Stillwell/AP hide caption

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U.K. Police Investigating 2 New Cases Of Deadly Nerve Agent Poisoning

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Hussam Allahham, a refugee from Syria who is trained as a doctor, now works part-time for a refugee aid organization in Wales. He says Syrians can be shocked when they reach small villages, and he tells them to consider it a break after years of struggle to survive. Daniella Cheslow/NPR hide caption

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'Your Children Are Safe': A Town In Wales Welcomes Refugees From Syria

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Royal Wedding Reflects A Changing Britain

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Britain's Conservative Party politician Enoch Powell, right, listens to two demonstrators in Canada in April 1968, reading a petition that describes him as a "racist." AP hide caption

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An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

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Sally Armstrong, who plays the role of ragged school teacher Miss Perkins, stands her ground. Samuel Alwyine-Mosely/NPR hide caption

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A 'Ragged School' Gives U.K. Children A Taste Of Dickensian Destitution

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A statue of Edward Colston towers over a square off Colston Avenue in Bristol, England. A small plaque calls Colston "one of the most virtuous and wise sons" of the city. Officials plan to install another plaque explaining his links to the Atlantic slave trade. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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An English City Grapples With The Slave-Trading Past Of Its Most Celebrated Figure

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Military personnel wearing protective suits investigate the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England. Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, remain critically ill. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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Comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson, hands Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 form — the equivalent of a pink slip — during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Brexit Leaves French Fishermen On The Hook

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Conservative Party politician Jacob Rees-Mogg stands in the garden of his mansion in the west of England. Known for his posh, upper-class traits, Rees-Mogg has become an unlikely hit on social media. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is mobbed by young supporters after addressing an anti-austerity rally in Parliament Square, London, following a march through the city on July 1. Victoria Jones - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Once Seen As Too Left-Wing, Will Jeremy Corbyn Be U.K.'s Next Prime Minister?

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British Prime Minister Theresa May marked a year in office last week. After her party lost parliamentary seats in elections last month, doubts have arisen over how long she'll remain prime minister. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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One Year On, Theresa May Keeps Fragile Grip On Her Job As British Prime Minister

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The George Hotel, a 17th century stagecoach inn, is one of the few historic buildings on Crawley's main street. Most of the town was built after World War II to house people displaced by bombing in London. In recent years, immigrants settled in Crawley and work at Gatwick Airport nearby. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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A Year After Vote, Brexit Supporters In A British Town Wonder If It'll Ever Happen

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Hundreds of pro-EU supporters gather on Whitehall on the first anniversary of the Brexit referendum to protest against the process of Britain leaving the European Union. Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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In Britain, New Dating Apps Let Brexit Opponents 'Remain' With Each Other

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