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Laura Ling names her baby after Bill Clinton

Tbd-lauraling060410 Current TV journalist and North Korean prison escapee Laura Ling is part of the baby news, having given birth on Wednesday and naming the child after her savior, Bill Clinton. Who cares that Laura gave birth to a girl?

Li Jefferson Clayton was born Wednesday night in Burbank, Calif., weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Laura, 33, and financial analyst husband Iain Clayton, 43, were ecstatic, People reports. She shares her middle name with the former president who negotiated her and Euna Lee's release, but her first name is for sister and former co-host of The View, Lisa Ling

"Her parents are too speechless," Lisa Ling told the mag. "Li is super adorable!" Plus, despite her unusual middle name, she at least has a great story to explain it.

[Photo: Laura and Iain during their reunion in Aug. 2009. Now we know what they did to celebrate. Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:46am]

    

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