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    Lady Liberty gets high-tech with new cameras

    Give me your tired, your poor - your Internet-connected masses yearning to see. Lady Liberty is getting high-tech gifts for her 125th birthday: webcams on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds of the island below in real time.

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    FIELDS: The view beyond Ground Zero

    New York, New York, a wonderful town. The city is a study in "doubleness." The subway runs deep, the buildings scrape the sky. There's an east side and a west side, an uptown and a downtown, two rivers, two coastlines.

  • President Obama gestures while speaking about immigration reform, Thursday,July 1, 2010, at American University in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    EDITORIAL: At liberty with the truth

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  • The truth, however, is that the statue was almost finished when she penned the poem, which she didn't do because she was "inspired" but because she was talked into it - after first refusing to write the verse - by a literary colleague named Constance Clay Harrison.

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  • The young widow, now in her 30s, could not imagine on that lovely September morning that she was saying goodbye to her husband for the last time.

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