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Statue of Liberty storm damage will take month to assess

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Park Service expects to know within a month the total cost and time it will take to repair storm damage to Liberty and Ellis Islands and to reopen the Statue of Liberty to tourists, a spokesman said on Monday.Full story

Veterans group may restore cross in Mojave Desert

A veterans group can restore a memorial cross in the Mojave Desert under a court settlement that ends a decade-old legal battle, the National Park Service said Tuesday. Full story

1850s bathroom was flushed with pride

In 1850s America, most people relied on privies and outhouses for their bathroom needs. But the Davis family of Natchez, Miss., had something few other Americans did: indoor hot-and-cold running water and an indoor toilet. Full story

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