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The Boston Tea Party museum sits right on the edge of the harbor. With rising sea levels and the increasing threat of strong storms, buildings like these are at particular risk of flooding. Christopher Joyce/NPR hide caption

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Boston Grapples With The Threat Of Storms And Rising Water

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The band noori was invited by the State Department to tour the U.S., as part of a program called Center Stage. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (left) answers questions during a briefing with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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What's The Sequester? And How Did We Get Here?

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Four F-16s from the 77th Fighter Squadron of Shaw Air Force Base fly over Darlington Raceway before a NASCAR race in Darlington, S.C., in May 2012. Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR hide caption

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Sequester In South Carolina: A Tale Of Fighter Jets And Preschools

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Despite its dark themes (slavery and the Civil War are hardly feel-good topics), Lincoln, like other Oscar nominees, has done very well at the box office. Disney has spent about $10 million campaigning for the best-picture prize, hoping for a payoff down the line. DreamWorks hide caption

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Despite Dark Themes, A Big Oscar Bounce

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A small Draganflyer X6 drone on a test flight in Mesa County, Colo. Several police departments around the country are experimenting with using drones, but critics are concerned about potential privacy violations. AP/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team hide caption

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As Police Drones Take Off, Washington State Pushes Back

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Engineers from China and Myanmar work to bury an oil pipeline outside the Myanmar city of Mandalay. Chinese media reports say the 700-mile-long oil and gas pipelines will be completed in May. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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After Long Isolation, Myanmar Now Has Suitors

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