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A Big Milestone for World's First Surviving Septuplets

Iowa's McCaughey siblings just graduated from high school

(Newser) - Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny Jr., Natalie, and Nathan have graduated from high school, NPR reports. If their first names don't ring a bell, perhaps their last name will: They're the McCaughey kids, the world's first known set of surviving septuplets, and they accepted their diplomas from... More »

Kate Fired 8 (X5) Staffers in 3 Months: Nurse

Mom 'flipped' on one for washing her hands incorrectly

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 must have set some sort of record when she fired 40 nurses and nurse’s aides in three months. Former Gosselin sextuplets nurse Angela Krall disclosed that tidbit, and more, to Us, adding that one was fired after daring to wash her... More »

Octuplet Mom's Agents Quit Over Death Threats

(Newser) - The octuplets mom now has two fewer people in her life: The husband-and-wife publicity team who represented her has quit because of death threats, the Los Angeles Times reports. "They hope I die, they hope my business goes under, they want to rip her uterus out," said JoAnn... More »

Octuplets' Mom Already Has 6 Kids at Home

She lives with parents; babies' grandpa plans to return to work

(Newser) - The California woman who gave birth to octuplets last week already has six kids at home, and never expected that fertility treatment would leave her with a brood of 14, her mother tells the Los Angeles Times. The woman declined the option of having any of the embryos selectively removed... More »

Octuplet Babies Doing 'Amazingly Well'

(Newser) - The mother who gave birth to eight babies is expected to be able to touch them tonight for the first time since delivery, the Los Angeles Times reports. The newborns are kicking and "doing amazingly well," said a doctor who helped in Monday's delivery. The six boys and... More »

Mom Delivers 8 Babies

Octuplets born in LA area hospital

(Newser) - A woman using fertility drugs has given birth to octuplets in a Los Angeles area hospital, reports the Los Angeles Times. It's only the second time in US history that eight babies have survived a multiple delivery. Doctors only expected seven babies and were surprised by the eighth. “My... More »

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