North West To DOMA: The 10 Big Stories We’ll Remember From Summer 2013

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Kate, William and George

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3. Prince George Is Born
So, we don’t live in the U.K., and as Philippa Gregory pointed out, even the British don’t live under royal rule, but still, the birth of a royal baby is the kind of uplifting story we’ll remember for a long time coming. And we already think Georgie and North would make an amazing couple.

Cory Monteith Lea Michele

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2. Cory Monteith R.I.P.
The death of any young person is sad, yes. But there was something about the death of an actor whose on- and off-screen persona made us feel like we knew him, and were a little better for it, that broke our hearts.

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1. DOMA Is Struck Down
We steered clear of most real news items on this list (though, yes, this summer will be remembered for Trayvon Martin, Egypt and the NSA wiretapping), but the ruling that killed the Defense of Marriage Act has repercussions for our celebrity-worshipping lives as well. Not only are our real friends legally married now, our fantasy ones can be too!

What stories from this summer will you remember in your old age? Tell us!

[Photos: Getty Images, NBC, Splash News Online, Instagram, PBS, IFC Films]

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