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Nation

Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

NEW YORK — Months after Hurricane Sandy swamped her little island, the Statue of Liberty will welcome visitors again on Independence Day.

Sandy made landfall one day after the statue’s 126th birthday, flooding most of the 12 acres that she stands upon with water that surged as high as 8 feet. Lady Liberty herself was spared, but the surrounding grounds on Liberty Island took a beating.

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