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Crime Scene Photographer Makes Shocking Discovery

'It was like this heavy weight; I kept not believing it'

(Newser) - A New Orleans police crime lab technician was called to a crime scene to photograph a shooting victim, only to realize that the dead man was her ex-boyfriend and father of her child. Thirty-one-year-old Jonathan Dotson Sr. was killed early Saturday morning in a home under construction, the Times-Picayune reports.... More »

Wild Coincidences Bring Separated Sisters Together

Lizzie Valverde and Katy Olson tell their story to the 'NYT'

(Newser) - There are simple coincidences, and then there's the story of Lizzie Valverde and Katy Olson. The New York Times describes them as "strangers" who, in their early 30s, found themselves in the same writing class at Columbia University on a January day in 2013. That was the day... More »

Old Video Captures Married Couple Together—as Kids

New Jersey pair visited same amusement park in 1988

(Newser) - is throwing around words like "destiny," "serendipity," and "fate," and this at least qualifies as a crazy coincidence. An old VHS home video shows a married New Jersey couple in the same frame while they visited an amusement park as kids... More »

Mom, Daughter Give Birth Same Day, Same Hospital

Heather Penticoff, Destinee Martin found out they were pregnant on same day, too

(Newser) - It was remarkable enough that Heather Penticoff found out she was pregnant the same day her daughter, Destinee Martin, did. Then doctors gave them the same due date—which, as most people know, isn't an exact science. But they did indeed give birth on the same day, both at... More »

Surgeon Successfully Operates on Doctor Who Delivered Him

Robert Kincade replaced retired obstetrician's aortic valve

(Newser) - Almost half a century ago, a Sacramento obstetrician named Jim Affleck delivered an infant named Robert. Now that baby has grown into a doctor himself, and he recently performed a successful heart surgery on Affleck, ABC News reports. Dr. Robert Kincade, 45, replaced Affleck's aortic valve, and now the... More »

Woman Who Missed Air France Flight Killed in Car Crash

(Newser) - An Italian woman who cheated fate when she missed her flight on the doomed Air France jet has been killed in a car crash, the London Times reports. Johanna Ganthaler and her husband were late to the Rio airport on May 31 and caught another flight the next day. The... More »

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