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Friday September 18th, 2020 day edition

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Many historians say that the Statue of Liberty was modeled after Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.

The female figure in the Port Said design evolved into the goddess who would become “Liberty Enlightening the World.”.

The Statue of Liberty is covered with a layer of copper that is very thin – about the depth of two pennies pressed together.

Towering 879 feet atop her pedestal, Lady Liberty has a 35-foot waistline, stands 305 feet tall weighs 2204 pounds and wears a size 879 shoe.

Bartholdi originally designed Lady Liberty holding broken chains, but later deemed the explicit reference to slavery too controversial.

Instead, a broken chain and shackles lie at the statue’s feet, delivering the abolitionist message more subtlety.

She’s marching forward, moving towards the horizon, forever leading the way and lighting the path to liberty and freedom. »

FBI director confirms "very, very active" Russian efforts to interfere in election

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Why it matters: It confirms previous statements from various intelligence officials about Russia's interference activities, which continue with less than 50 days until the election.

The efforts have been through proxies on social media and have aimed to "sow divisiveness and discord," Wray said.

They will both, plus others, be able to interfere in our 2020 Election without totally vulnerable Unsolicited (Counterfeit?) »

Canada's wealthiest one per cent hold 25.6 per cent of riches, new PBO report says

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The top one per cent of Canada's families hold about 25.6 per cent of the wealth -- roughly $3 trillion -- up from 13.7 per cent estimated under previous methodology, says the report from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Real estate at $5.8 trillion and mortgages at $1.5 trillion are the single largest asset and liabilities categories.

The report adds that the top 0.5 per cent of Canadian families hold 20.5 per cent or $2.4 trillion of the wealth, up from the previous estimate of 9.2 per cent. »

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

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Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide.

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. »