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Monitor Articles for December 23, 2009
Culture wars over Christmas displays: where the law stands
Sean Goldman case highlights rising international child abduction
What the Soviets learned in Afghanistan about assumptions
Underemployed: For some US workers, now any job will do
New US stance on Iranian protests: stress human rights violations
Arrow Trucking: Drivers band together to help those dumped by Arrow
South Africa: Doodling to make a difference
More guns equal more crime? Not in 2009, FBI crime report shows.
Osama bin Laden's family in Iran: new strain on Saudi-Iran ties
People leaving Sunbelt, census says. Is Massachusetts a new 'hot' spot?
Child abuse scandal rocks Irish republican leader Gerry Adams
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Obama’s smart pick for cyber czar: Howard Schmidt
Google Nexus One gets unwrapped before Christmas
Frustrated black youths take to the Internet
Facing glut of Chihuahuas, California shelters fly pets east
Both balloon boy parents sentenced to jail time for hoax
Iran protests intensify, prompting state of emergency in Isfahan
US incomes, consumer spending see gains in November
No burqas in France? Ruling party moves to ban veils in public.
Afghanistan war: Marines move in to stop Taliban from Pakistan
In Idaho, a house made from straw and mud
A garden contributes to healing
Colombia's FARC rebels kill governor, prompting calls for security shift
Ten best films of 2009
After Copenhagen: five solutions to help melt the global trust problem
Runaway convert case: family issue or test of sharia law in US?
Why nearly 60 percent of Russians 'deeply regret' the USSR's demise
Do we really want to curl up with an e-book?
Sherlock Holmes: movie review
Brothers: movie review
Gilad Shalit deal: German mediator delivers Israel offer to Hamas
It’s Complicated: movie review
Will Serbia's bid to join the EU help shed its pariah status?
Flight delays this Christmas?
American Airlines crash in Jamaica: no serious injuries
Taiwan-China talks hit headwinds
Philippines Mayon volcano eruption: a photo op for politicians
Liu Xiaobo: China's top pro-democracy dissident goes on trial
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