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Doctors Karen Maples, left, with Harold Henry, right, and Mandhir Gupta take questions at a news conference at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in Bellflower, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. In the hospital south of Los Angeles, a mother gave birth to eight babies, the world’s second live-born set of octuplets. The mother, who asked not to be identified, gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds.

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