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Topic - Statue Of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World [French: La Liberté éclairant le monde]) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an iconic symbol of freedom and of the United States. - Source: Wikipedia
It's bad enough that the U.S. Postal Service released a so-called "Forever" stamp it claimed contained the image of the Statue of Liberty — the one that stands in New York Harbor — when it was actually, and mistakenly, the image of the version that stands outside New York-New York Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
So the Postal Service decides to issue a stamp commemorating the Statue of Liberty. Just one slight little problem — the postage stamp commemorates a cheap schlocky knock-off statue that graces, naturally, the strip in Las Vegas.
Seeking to blunt the worst of the government shutdown, the Obama administration agreed late last week to reopen national park sites in five states after governors said they would pony up millions of dollars to pay the workers needed to run them.
Arizona and New York have made deals with federal government to reopen Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.
Attractive women wearing nothing but a smile and flesh-colored underwear emblazoned with the motto "Are You Covered?" strolled the most popular shopping areas of Denver in the name of the Affordable Care Act this week.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are riding high after their first postseason victory in 21 years. They're confident they can beat anybody, anywhere.
Jordan Spieth used words like "incredible" and "amazing" to describe Liberty National Golf Club.
Thousands clustered on the Mall on a humid, warm D.C. day to celebrate the Fourth of July, while around the nation the Statue of Liberty finally reopened after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island and Boston held its first large gathering since the marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 200.
The Statue of Liberty, hit hard by Superstorm Sandy in October and closed for repairs, is now back in business — just in time for Independence Day.
With the fates of their political parties — and in many cases their own re-elections — hanging on their votes, senators stood, one after the other, to say "Aye" or "No" on the most significant piece of legislation since health care. Most of them had their personal immigration experiences on their minds.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't touch Khloe Kardashian's T-shirt, but he's sent her a letter saying the reality star's logo may be violating copyright law.
Even as President Obama highlights impending cuts to national parks because of the sequester, he plans to use his power as president to designate five new national monuments Monday, according to an administration official.
Last month's terrifying meteor strike in Russia that injured hundreds could turn into a cash cow. Russian authorities are reportedly considering making parts of the land where the meteor hit into a tourist attraction — a "meteor Disneyland," Skye reports.
Workers using two giant cranes on the 104th-floor roof of 1 World Trade Center have installed the first piece of the spire that will make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
As the city grapples with rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, developers are pressing ahead with plans for an ambitious addition to the shoreline of storm-torn Staten Island: the world's largest Ferris wheel.