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Melissa Gilbert Is Running for Congress

'Little House' actress hopes to represent Michigan district

(Newser) - Melissa Gilbert, aka Laura Ingalls, is running for Congress in Michigan, reports ABC News . The 51-year-old former star of Little House on the Prairie announced her bid as a Democrat on a new website , and her focus will be on issues related to women, children, and families. Despite her celebrity... More »

Don't Blame Little House Blindness on Scarlet Fever

Mary Ingalls probably had meningoencephalitis, or brain fever

(Newser) - Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books knows how the author's sister Mary went blind: scarlet fever. But turns out that probably wasn't the cause, medical experts say, upending one of the more dramatic elements in the classic stories. An analysis of historical documents,... More »

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