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Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to Reopen

Mount Rushmore, too, as states work around shutdown

(Newser) - Even as Congress and the White House are still dickering over the shutdown, some of the nation's most high-profile tourist locales will reopen for business. The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore will welcome tourists again because their respective states have agreed to pay for the... More »

Climber Busted on Mount Rushmore

Man spotted directly below the carvings of four presidents

(Newser) - Authorities have arrested a man for climbing Mount Rushmore National Memorial in western South Dakota. A Mount Rushmore rep says the climber was arrested about 2:15pm yesterday on federal charges that include trespassing and climbing the memorial. She did not identify the man, who has yet to appear in... More »

101 Places You Don't Need to Visit

Disneyland Paris is just too obvious

(Newser) - Had enough of all those lists of places to see before you die? Then check out 101 Places Not to See Before You Die, which focuses on “overhyped tourist sites" and the like. A sampling, courtesy of USA Today :
  • Ibiza: The Spanish party isle is a great place—"
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Americans Want JFK on Mt. Rushmore

And they don't have a clue about health plan's public option

(Newser) - JFK could one day join Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt in rock now that a wide-ranging poll by VanityFair/60 Minutes has found he's the president most Americans would most like to see added to Mount Rushmore. Other revelations:
  • Though it's a hot-button topic in the health-care debate, Americans are fairly
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Protesters Hang Banner on Rushmore

(Newser) - A group of Greenpeace protesters were cited yesterday after draping a 2,300-square-foot banner over Mount Rushmore, the Argus Leader reports. The banner sported Barack Obama's face and read: “America honors leaders, not politicians: Stop global warming.” The 11 protesters scaled up and rappelled down the mountain using... More »

Is Obama Playing It Too Safe? Is Clinton Really Finished?

Where Barack's missing out and what Hillary needs to do

(Newser) - John Edwards’ endorsement may have helped Obama turn the page on recent troubles, but pundits say he should face up to them—or he leaves an opening for Hillary to climb back in:
  • Sure, it was a “rational, prudent decision” to skip West Virginia, David Broder allows, but it
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