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These Cities Almost Snatched The Statue Of Liberty From New York

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

While the Statue of Liberty is certainly the most recognizable landmark in New York, the French sculptor behind the figure had other ideas for where s...

Well That's Embarrassing...

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp is coming back to haunt the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp design rele...

Egypt and America in Historical Twists of Ironies

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Zaman Stanizai

The denial from the Nile that this is not a military coup can't whitewash the reality that the old guard is back in charge.

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AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 09.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Extravagant displays of Fourth of July fireworks lit up the skies around the nation, including a smiley face that gave a wink to abou...

To Lady Liberty on Her 125th Birthday

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.28.2011 | Women
Megan Smolenyak

"To me, my tiny, gutsy Grandmother stands as tall and will always be as American as Lady Liberty herself."

After Liberty, 11 Other Stamps The Post Office Screwed Up

Jonah Green | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Jonah Green

The United States Postal Service doesn't seem to know where the Statue of Liberty is. Case in point -- they printed three billion stamps commemorating...

Astoria Characters: The Old-School Sculptor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sculptor Rafael Petrosyan left Armenia nearly four decades ago, but old customs die hard. He's had his morning shot of wine already when I catch up with him.

Statue Of Liberty Will Get New Staircase For Safety Reasons

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A set of 354 narrow steps spirals all the way up to the Statue of Liberty's crown, and it's the only escape route for tourists in an ...

Happy Birthday Helen!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

August 4 marks Helen Thomas' 90th birthday. May she celebrate it in good health and peace, surrounded by her countless loved ones. As a former colleague, I had the pleasure and privilege of observing Helen in action up close.

Excerpt From Sean Hannity's New Book, Check Out the Rack On Freedom, Damn I'd Do Liberating Things to That

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Conservative pundit and freedomologist Sean Hannity has a new book coming out this week. Here is an exclusive excerpt.

AFP Rattled, CEO Quits, French Unions/Government Slug it Out

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Journalists in France want to know who will lead their international news agency and whether it will emerge unscathed from a tug-of-war between unions and the government.

Statue Of Liberty Replica "Beheaded" On YouTube (VIDEO)

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Statue of Liberty replica stolen from outside a coffee shop has resurfaced in chilling video that echoes the horrifying beheadings of journalist Dan...

Reading The Pictures: Underneath The Tea

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-04-16-shaw_teaparty.jpgThere were all kinds of seductive symbolic elements (hammers-and-sickles, U.S. flags, Hitlers, pigs, Uncle Sams, Indians, Alfred E. Nuemans, tea bags -- of course) running through Wednesday's protests.