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The One Call Between Shooter and Victim That Changed It All

Debbie Baigrie forgave Ian Manuel, who served 26 years in prison after shooting her when he was 13

(Newser) - A July night in 1990 changed both of their lives forever, for the worse, but one phone call and the power of forgiveness then changed both their lives for the better. People details the story of Ian Manuel, who was just 13 when he was egged on to rob someone... More »

Message in Bottle Gets a Reply, 23 Years Later

Zoe Averianov dropped bottle in North Sea in 1990 at age 10

(Newser) - A UK woman got a pretty unexpected Christmas card this holiday season—a response to a 23-year-old message in a bottle she'd dropped in the North Sea as a child. While on a ferry from England to Belgium in 1990, Zoe Lemon—now Zoe Averianov—wrote a note explaining,... More »

Pen Pals Meet After 55 Years of Letters

Australian woman visits US for the first time

(Newser) - Linda Martin and Wendy Norrie have been writing to each other for 55 years, ever since Norrie's fourth-grade teacher started a pen pal project in 1958. On Monday, they met for the first time. Norrie, who lives in Australia, mentioned in a recent letter to Martin that she was... More »

Breivik to US Pen Pal: How Can We Work Together?

Mass. man hails gunman's 'moral conscience'

(Newser) - A Massachusetts "pen pal" of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has stepped forward to publicly declare his esteem for the gunman and his battle against "cultural Marxism and the Islamization of Norway." Kevin Forts, 23, made the front page of Norway newspaper VG, which printed excerpts from... More »

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