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To Flood-Proof Subways, N.Y. Looks At Everything From Plugs To Sheets

New York City's transit authority wants to protect Lower Manhattan subway stations from storm flooding. It's racing to get technology tested and in place in time for the next big one.

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Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

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To Flood-Proof Subways, N.Y. Looks At Everything From Plugs To Sheets

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Smoke rises after airstrikes hit Syria's rebel-held Idlib Province. Archaeologist Abdul Rahman al-Yehiya says residents in his area of Idlib were running their own schools, government and courts. But the airstrikes have set them back. Rebels backed by the U.S. say Russia has been carrying out daily airstrikes in territory they control. Courtesy of Abdul Rahman al-Yehiya hide caption

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For Syrians In Rebel Areas, Russian Airstrikes Add To Their Misery

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Can't Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls

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