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What Clinton Said as She Made History

'We've reached a milestone,' she declares

(Newser) - Eight years to the week after she congratulated Barack Obama on a hard-fought campaign and said "18 million cracks" had been made in the highest glass ceiling of all, Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters for helping her make history. "We've reached a milestone," she told supporters... More »

Family Sees 4 Consecutive Generations of Twins

They've applied to Guinness Book of World Records

(Newser) - There may be something in the water in Clevedon, England. Melanie Gwynne is a twin. Her father and his mother, Gwynne's grandmother, are also twins. And last fall, Gwynne became mom to the family's fourth generation of twins—two girls, whose birth was featured on the British TV... More »

Twitter Passes 10B Tweets

Milestone comes just 4 months after No. 5B

(Newser) - Just four months after it hit 5 billion, Twitter passed the 10 billion-tweet mark this evening. That’s according to Gigatweet , which, in the best high-volume-times tradition of the beast it tracks, went down around the milestone. Alas, Mashable reports, a protected user gave the world No. 10,000,000,... More »

Robert Byrd Now Longest-Serving Legislator Ever

By the senator's count, his career spanned 20,774 days

(Newser) - West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd has become the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, a milestone to be marked today with a Senate resolution. "I look forward to serving you for the next 56 years and 320 days," Byrd said, adding that he was sorry his late wife... More »

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