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When Heroin Forces You to Raise Your Grandchild

The 'New York Times' talks to grandmothers who are doing it

(Newser) - Cindi Colburn is 51 years old, but her social circle is full of twentysomethings, and not exactly by choice: They're the parents of other 5-year-olds, and Colburn is raising one herself—Maleigha, her granddaughter, the child of a mother addicted to heroin. Colburn serves as the lead character among... More »

Grandkids of 10th President John Tyler Still Alive

He was born in 1790, became president in 1841

(Newser) - A leading candidate for the week's most bizarre story: Two of John Tyler's grandchildren are still alive. And yes, we're talking about the Tyler who was the 10th president of our country. The one who was born in 1790 and became president in 1841. Sounds impossible, but... More »

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