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News Roundup: Women Gives Birth to Two Sets of Identical Twins

All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

– A Texas woman gave birth to two sets of identical twins (that’s quadruplets, people) and in case you were wondering the chances of that, it’s “one in many, many millions.” (Health on Today)

– Watching Sesame Street instead of adult television can make kids less aggressive. Can we get a duh? (NYT)

– A look at Chelyabinsk, a strange town that saved one writer’s grandparents during the Holocaust, and then fell to meteor hellfire last week. (Forward)

– We were very saddened to hear about the loss of Emily Rapp’s son Ronan, who suffered from Tay-Sachs Disease. Rapp wrote about her son’s story in her book The Still Point of the Turning World. (Little Seal)

Molly Tolsky

Molly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her fiction has appeared in various literary magazines including Hayden's Ferry Review, Lumina, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in Modern Loss, xoJane, and the Jewish Daily Forward. She lives in Brooklyn and is not a parent, but a very proud aunt.

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