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September 8, 2014 7:45 AM EDT

Will and Kate Are Expecting Baby No. 2

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. A tweet posted from the official account of the British monarchy confirmed Kate Middleton, who married Prince William in 2011 and gave birth to Prince George in July 2013, is expecting another baby

Kareem: Hawks Owner Is No Racist

Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson’s assumptions made in racist emails about attracting more fans were “cringe-worthy,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes, but he’s no Donald Sterling

Boehner: Recovery Stuck in Senate

It’s time for the White House and Senate Democrats to put politics aside and start putting people first, House Speaker John Boehner writes for TIME

U.S. Signals Help for Georgia to Join NATO

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Tbilisi to bolster military ties and help the country join NATO, saying, “the deepening ties between NATO and Georgia are especially important given the dangerous and irresponsible actions of [Russian President Vladimir Putin]”

Joan Rivers Gets a Heartfelt Farewell

Family and famous friends paid tribute to the 81-year-old comedian in New York City on Sunday at a service attended by actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Whoopi Goldberg and radio personality Howard Stern, who called Rivers his “big sister”

Britain Promises More Powers to Scotland if Vote Fails

The British government has promised a range of new powers for Scotland if voters choose to stay part of the U.K., in a move that comes as opinion polls swung in favor of a Yes vote for Scottish independence for the first time this month

Ebola Treatment Shows Promise as Spread Accelerates

A new study details promising results of a possible Ebola vaccine following trials carried out on monkeys as the virus’ spread worsens in West Africa, where about 2,000 people have died; human trials will begin this week and assessments are expected in early November

Serena Wins 3rd U.S. Open in a Row, 18th Grand Slam

The American tennis star nabbed her 18th major title overall in a swift victory over good friend Caroline Wozniacki in New York City on Sunday; the win equals her number of Grand Slam singles titles with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for the fourth-most in history

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy Dies at 93

The billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, which famously closes on Sundays and drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said

Obama to Outline Plans to Fight ISIS

President Barack Obama will outline plans to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in an address on Wednesday, but signaled he will likely not seek congressional action: “I’m confident that I’ve got the authorization that I need to protect the American people”

Navratilova Pops the Question at U.S. Open

The tennis icon proposed to her longtime girlfriend, Julia Lemigova, in a TV suite between the two men’s semifinal matches at Flushing Meadows in New York City on Saturday; the proposal was broadcast on the arena’s big screen as legions of tennis fans cheered on

Star-Lord Is Still Getting Your Box-Office Love

Spending its fourth weekend atop the box-office charts, Marvel’s space-adventure comedy Guardians of the Galaxy‘s total global ticket sales stand at over $586 million worldwide. Coming in second is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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