updated 08/23/2013 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/24/2013 AT 8:45 AM ET
Month-old Prince George seen cradled in mother Kate’s arms as father Prince William pets family dog Lupo cranked up the aww factor this week, and was readers’ most-beloved story.
Similarly, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller’s personal and political stand got a great big round of applause – while it was Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric who got the guffaws going.
Here, then, are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow. And to let us know just what you think of what’s going on in the news, go right to the icons at the bottom of every story, to let us know just what you think.
Shutterbug Michael Middleton provided the world with a much-loved treat: the official – and very informal – photo of his daughter, son-in-law and new grandson, namely Kate, Prince William and Prince George (with family dog Lupo, natch).
Speaking up in protest to the Russian government’s intolerance toward the gay community, Wentworth Miller came out publicly in a statement to the St. Petersburg Film Festival, on why he refuses to attend.
The tragedy of actor Lee Thompson Young, 29, who starred as the lead in Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, saddened those who read of his suicide in his home, reportedly by gunshot.
A baseball player from Australia, Christopher Lane, 22, visited the U.S. with hopes and dreams, only to be gunned down by Oklahoma teens who were out for some “fun.” Outrage and anger was the rightful reaction.
Kat fight! Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric at odds with each other had readers laughing. Speculation had it that the tiff was over Couric’s not understanding the idolatry of the reality TV star.
Be sure to check back next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.