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'The Street Parade Of Life:' Mardi Gras Rolls On Despite Rain Threat

In New Orleans today, one thing was made clear: Revelry doesn't stop for dark clouds. While the crowds were thinner than usual, many thought the weather was perfect for Fat Tuesday.

Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated

The late civil rights icon's statue will join those in the National Statuary Hall Collection. The dedication is set for Feb. 27.

This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather

A new smartphone app allows users to document falling precipitation in their location. The mPING app aims to help weather officials program radar to determine exactly what's falling near you. For example, is it hail or mixed rain?

The Sticky Questions Surrounding Drones And Kill Lists

Scott Shane, a national security correspondent for The New York Times, speaks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the drone-related stories he has helped break, including the revelation that President Obama personally approves targeted strikes against suspected terrorists.

'Heart Attack Grill' Greeter Dies After Heart Attack

The restaurant's slogan is "taste worth dying for!" Its menu includes "Flatliner Fries" and a burger that packs about 10,000 calories. John Alleman had been its "unofficial spokesman" for more than a year.

Coast Guard Begins Probe Into Tall Ship's Fatal Sinking

The inquiry is aimed at finding out what went wrong and why the captain of the HMS Bounty chose to go to sea despite warnings about Hurricane Sandy.

Sports Fixing: When Gambling And The Game Collide

European officials say players and referees have fixed the outcome of hundreds of soccer games in recent years. The scandal has exposed the organized crime rings that cash in on cheating and has heightened scrutiny of the ethical questions that arise at the intersection of gambling and sports.

Looming Cuts Could Mean Big Changes For U.S. Military

Without a deal by March 1, across-the-board federal spending cuts will kick in — including deep cuts to the nation's defense budget. Michele Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy, and NPR's Tom Bowman discuss what sequestration might mean for the U.S. military.