Freed journalist Laura Ling names baby, in part, after Bill Clinton

Remember when Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea last August to rescue imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee? Well, yesterday Ling had a baby girl, People magazine reports, and Ling and her husband Iain Clayton named her "Li Jefferson Clayton." The infant’s middle name is a tribute to William Jefferson Clinton! The first name ...

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Remember when Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea last August to rescue imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee? Well, yesterday Ling had a baby girl, People magazine reports, and Ling and her husband Iain Clayton named her "Li Jefferson Clayton." The infant's middle name is a tribute to William Jefferson Clinton! The first name "Li" is a tribute to Ling's sister Lisa Ling, a former co-host on The View. Explaining the choice of middle name, first-time mom Ling told People:

He has checked in on me several times to see how I'm doing … and has been so concerned and caring. He's such a wonderful human being." 

Aaaww! Congratulations, Laura!

Remember when Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea last August to rescue imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee? Well, yesterday Ling had a baby girl, People magazine reports, and Ling and her husband Iain Clayton named her "Li Jefferson Clayton." The infant’s middle name is a tribute to William Jefferson Clinton! The first name "Li" is a tribute to Ling’s sister Lisa Ling, a former co-host on The View. Explaining the choice of middle name, first-time mom Ling told People:

He has checked in on me several times to see how I’m doing … and has been so concerned and caring. He’s such a wonderful human being." 

Aaaww! Congratulations, Laura!

In the photo above, Clinton and Al Gore greet Laura Ling, second right, and Euna Lee at the airport in Burbank, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2009, after they were freed from North Korea. 

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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