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as it happens

Coincidentally; surprisingly; as a matter of fact. Often said of an unlikely or unusual fact, event, or circumstance. My wife's been offered a new job in London. As it happens, we were already thinking of moving there sometime soon!
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As it happens, Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Los Angeles on Thursday, visiting a historic synagogue in Boyle Heights and an old-time movie palace in downtown Los Angeles as part of her national ``Save America's Treasures'' campaign to preserve historic buildings and sites.