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And after Jennifer Danielle was born Thursday morning, her parents were already talking about having more children.

“We’d love to have more,” said Mrs. Duggar, 40.

“We are just so grateful to God for another gift from him,” said Mr. Duggar, 42, a former state representative who sells real estate. “We are just so thankful to him that everything went just very well.”

The Duggars have been featured on several programs on cable’s Discovery Health Network.

Among the “fun facts” listed on Discovery Health’s Web page devoted to the Duggars: A baby has been born in every month except June; the family has gone through about 90,000 diapers, and Mrs. Duggar has been pregnant for 126 months — or 10½ years — of her life.

War replica causes scare

NEW YORK — An artist manning a replica Revolutionary War submersible caused a scare yesterday after police found the strange-looking vessel foundering in a security zone near the docked Queen Mary 2, authorities said.

The handmade wood and fiberglass vessel, at the end of a tow rope tied to an inflatable boat, was spotted by police near the luxury ocean liner docked at the cruise ship terminal in the Buttermilk Channel, part of New York Harbor.

“It was a strange sight,” Coast Guard Petty Officer Angelia Rorison said.

Police held the artist, Philip “Duke” Riley, and two other men, both from Rhode Island, for questioning. But there was no indication the trio meant any harm.

The makeshift sub “is the creative craft of three adventuresome individuals,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. “It does not pose any terrorist threat. … We can best summarize today’s incident as marine mischief.”

Mars lander to carry recordings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When NASA’s newest Mars lander departs Earth this weekend, it will be carrying the words and art of visionaries from Voltaire to Carl Sagan.

The “Visions of Mars” mini-disk secured to the lander will be the first library on Mars — a gift from past and present dreamers to possible future settlers.

“I’m glad you’re there and I wish I was with you,” Mr. Sagan said in a recording made for the mission before his 1996 death. An excerpt from his book “Cosmos” is also on board.

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