10 Stories to Read While You Wait for the Birth of the Royal Baby

Can’t get enough of the Royal Baby madness? With Kate Middleton now officially in labor, Celebuzz has rounded up 10 additional stories from around the world to help take your mind off things until that little one is born. Enter the world beyond hyperemesis gravidarum, below.

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

Using a handy interactive map, the New York Times breaks down the chances for economic upward mobility based on location in the United States.

A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold

Also from the Times: An investigation by writer David Kocieniewski finds that investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs is using loose market regulations to inflate the price of aluminum, costing consumers about $5 billion annually.

McCain Calls for Review of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain told CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that states should re-examine the “stand your ground” law, the controversial legislature that helped George Zimmerman get acquitted in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

E-Book vs. P-Book

The New Yorker predicts it’s not over yet for bookstore chain Barnes and Noble, despite recent financial struggles.

Anarchists of the House

NY Mag highlights a radical movement within Republican members of Congress and the dangerous effects it could have on our nation’s political system.

Should The City of Detroit Get A Federal Bailout?

With Detroit filing for chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, Forbes debates whether the federal government should step in and help.

McDonald’s Warns of Tough Year Ahead

The Associated Press sees a long road ahead for the fast food juggernaut after its second-quarter profits fell short of expectations.

Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Leaves An Outspoken Legacy

NPR takes a look back at the career of pioneer journalist Helen Thomas, who died Saturday at the age of 92.

‘Big leap’ Towards Curing Blindness in Stem Cell Study

BBC News finds new hope in the long battle against blindness.

Egypt’s Politics Creep Into Beloved Ramadan Soap Operas

The LA Times reports that Egyptian soap operas, once viewed as an escape during the month-long holiday of Ramadan, are now highlighting the country’s growing political turmoil.