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George Clooney and Abraham Lincoln are related

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Jenny Rogers

Turns out George Clooney shares a family tree with someone slightly more famous than his celebrity Aunt Rosemary: Abraham Lincoln. E! reports that Ancestry.com, which has discovered connections between other famous folks like Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling (cousins!), determined that Clooney is a descendant of Lucy Hanks, Lincoln's maternal grandmother. According to the genealogy site, that makes the actor the half-first cousin, five times removed, of the 16th president.

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Jenny Rogers

Staff Reporter - Yeas & Nays
The Washington Examiner