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Church Housing Liberty Bell Gutted by Fire

Middle Collegiate Church in New York City burns before dawn

(Newser) - A historic church in lower Manhattan that houses New York's Liberty Bell and whose congregation dates to the city's earliest days was gutted by a massive fire early Saturday that sent flames shooting through the roof, the AP reports. The Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village burned... More »

7 Famous Landmarks Once Put Up for Sale

ListVerse's roundup includes 3 in the US

(Newser) - If you weren't among the 9,000 people who pooled their funds to buy an 800-year-old castle in France, don't fret: Other landmarks will surely come up for sale, just as they've done in the past. Here are seven of the most famous, according to ListVerse : More »

Behind Liberty Bell Bomb Threat: Ex-ASU Professor?

No explosives found in Carlos Balsas' backpack after alleged threat

(Newser) - A former Arizona State University professor went to visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia Saturday and told security personnel who were examining his backpack, "I have explosives in there," police say. Carlos Balsas then left his backpack there and walked away; he was arrested nearby after a brief... More »

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