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18 Stars You'd Never Guess Are Related

Brad and Angie both have political ties

(Newser) - You may have heard that just uncovered a link between four famous Canadians: Yep, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion, and Avril Lavigne are all distantly related. Celebuzz reveals more celebrities and other VIPs who are actually family:
  • Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie are ninth cousins twice removed.
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After Haiti Quake, Immigration Debate Rumbles

Advocates want US to soften its stance

(Newser) - The disastrous situation in Haiti has sparked calls for the US to soften its stance on Haitian immigration, particularly in respect to severely injured children and those with family members here. Though the US will allow Haitians already in the country illegally to stay for 18 months and will fast-track... More »

Meet Michelle Obama's White 4th Cousin

First Lady and Debbie Shields share great, great-grandfather

(Newser) - Some long-lost relatives of Michelle Obama have recently been identified, and they’re blond and blue-eyed. First a genealogist made headlines with the news that the first lady's great, great-grandmother was a slave from George named Melvinia. Inside Edition now reports on tonight's show that Melvinia was impregnated at 15... More »

Woman Dies Trying to Stop Family Sword Fight

Grandson charged with murder after bizarre altercation

(Newser) - A woman is dead in Indianapolis after trying to stop her grandson and brother-in-law from fighting with swords early this morning, the Star reports. Christopher Rondeau, 39, faces preliminary murder charges after 77-year-old Franziska Stegbauer was stabbed in an altercation between him and Adolf Stegbauer, 69. Authorities are unsure if... More »

Meet Princess Di's Frontier Cuz

Connected through Brits who emigrated to America

(Newser) - In the "not-completely-shocking" category, the People's Princess and the Caribou Princess go back a way on the family tree, according to a genealogy organization, with Sarah Palin counting Princess Diana as her 10th cousin. Both women are descendants of Brits John Strong and Abigail Ford, who emigrated to America... More »

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