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  • Daum: Oh boy! A royal boy.

    Daum: Oh boy! A royal boy.
    Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to produce a son. When she becomes pregnant, the show had even the most feminist-minded audience members hoping for a boy. And when it comes to pass, viewers were so elated that even the death of Mary's true love, just moments after he held his son for the first time, seemed of secondary consequence.
  • 'Insider' shooting leaves two NATO troops dead in Afghanistan

    Two more NATO service members died Saturday in an “insider” shooting at the hands of a member of a problem-plagued Afghan village militia, the Western military said.

    Pictures in the News | September 17, 2012

    Pictures in the News from around the world.

    Saudi Arabia sentences hard-line cleric to five years in prison

    Saudi Arabia has jailed a hard-line cleric who once called for demolishing the Grand Mosque in Mecca and rebuilding it to prevent mixing between the sexes in Islam's holiest site, local media reports say.

    French court: Kate Middleton topless photos to be turned over to her

    In a victory for Britain's royal family, a French court ordered that published photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless be handed over to her and her husband, Prince William, within 24 hours.