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Boston set to relaunch Tea Party museum

Reopening to great fanfare after a slow and rocky brew

Three hours.

That is how long it took a band of defiant Colonists to hack 340 canvas-covered wooden crates of English-owned tea into pieces and throw them into Boston Harbor. A few short months later, a fledgling nation would be embroiled in an all-out war against a superpower.

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