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A resilient tunnel plug inflates during a test. The new technology was created to try to keep New York City subways from flooding. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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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.

Secretary Jack Lew in his office at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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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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Now in tenth grade, Mulando is already planning how to negotiate her tuition for 11th grade. She's also trying to figure out how to get to medical school. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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

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