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Tourists visiting Ellis Island meander through the Great Hall, Wednesday, April 29.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Tourists visiting Ellis Island meander through the Great Hall, Wednesday, April 29. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Ellis Island expands its story of US immigration history

NEW YORK (AP) -- Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century.

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The registry room at Ellis Island in New York
The registry room at Ellis Island in New York (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Historic Ellis Island hospital complex now open to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) -- The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang haphazardly above where beds once stood. The low clanging of boats and the splash of waves on the breakwater drift in through cracked windowpanes that showcase a resplendent view of the Statue of Liberty. This is where the sickest immigrants came on their final days.

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The Great Hall at Ellis Island reopens
The Great Hall at Ellis Island reopens (Twitter)
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Christie’s Ellis Island Party Scrubbed; Snow Cited

Citing the coming snowstorm Tuesday, Gov. Christie's 2014 Inaugural Committee has called off a planned gala on Ellis Island that was to have begun at 7 p.m.

All of the catered food ordered for the evening's event will be donated to local food pantries in the Jersey City area, the committee said.

However, swe

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Ellis Island
Ellis Island (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Ellis Island Museum Reopens After Sandy’s Floods

The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States and became a monument to its mosaic of ancestries reopened to visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, adding a chapter to the narrative of hard-won recovery on the eve of the storm's anniversary.

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Ellis Island
Ellis Island (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Ellis Island Museum To Reopen Monday

The National Park Service says the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will reopen to the public on Monday.

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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Will Not Reopen in 2012

The National Park Service says the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will not reopen to visitors this year.

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VisionsofAmerica/Joe Sohm, Getty Images
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Statue of Liberty Interior to Re-open Next Month

Visitors to the Statue of Liberty will once again be able to go inside the monument, starting next month.

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