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  • 'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past

    'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is an all-but-forgotten figure in American history. He was, however, responsible for one of the most enduring symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty. A Frenchman from Alsace, he conceived, designed, sold and persisted until Liberty stood on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor. How this icon came to be is the fascinating subject of Elizabeth Mitchell's new book, "Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty."
  • Gun control supporters march in Brooklyn

    Nearly 1,000 people marched two miles across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Saturday to rally against gun violence. Once the marchers reached City Hall, they heard speeches by Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense...

    'Love locks' collapse part of Paris bridge

    The dreamy Pont des Arts footbridge in central Paris was so weighed down by the thousands of locks affixed to its grillwork that a section of the fencing collapsed Sunday. No one was hurt, but it did spur a tweet from Bruno Julliard, the city's head...

    New York fireworks war ends with East River winning back July 4 show

    NEW YORK - The East River has never been as beautiful or famous as the Hudson, so it was especially stinging when Macy's moved its spectacular July 4 fireworks show from the eastern waterway to its western rival, like a prom date jilting a mousy sister...

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching
    For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...