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Statue of Liberty reopens to the relief of New York City tourists

Statue of Liberty reopens to the relief of New York City tourists
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NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Statue of Liberty in New York City reopened Sunday, officials said, despite the ongoing government shutdown.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the state would pay $61,600 a day to fund the National Park Service to reopen the statue.

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Cuomo said that the statue's closure was negatively affecting local businesses.

The statue has been closed since the partial government began Oct. 1.

The news came as a relief to many tourists, WINS Radio reported.

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