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Statue of Liberty goes dark for several hours

Statue of Liberty goes dark for several hours

For several hours, Lady Liberty didn't shine so brightly.

The famed Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark Tuesday night after what a spokesman calls an "unplanned outage."

WCBS-TV reports the statue was dark except for the crown and torch. The lights returned shortly before midnight.

The outage sparked conversation on social media that perhaps it was done deliberately for Wednesday's "A Day Without a Woman" protest of inequality.

But National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis says the outage probably was related to a project for a new emergency...

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