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Monitor Articles for December 21, 2010
UConn women's basketball team tops UCLA men's record
Brett Favre may be done with football
Stopgap spending bill clears Congress. What happens next?
Blogger gets 33 months for threatening Chicago judges on Internet
A force behind the lower teen birthrate: MTV's '16 and Pregnant'
In 'Tron: Legacy,' Jeff Bridges gets top billing. But is he the movie's star?
Lucasfilm settles antitrust case over wage suppression of top animators
The Illusionist: movie review
True Grit: movie review
Casino Jack: movie review
New START treaty: Final vote could be Wednesday
2010 census results: Why did US population growth slow?
Ernst & Young under legal scrutiny for Repo 105 moves
California storms bring inconvenience, not devastation, so far
Toxic toy recalls: an opening for US 'green' toys
Who got pardons or clemency in 2010? A surprise list of people and animals.
Shaquille O'Neal: A cultural crossover of hoops and holiday music (VIDEO)
Paper checks? Social Security going paperless May 1.
Obama-GOP tax deal: bipartisan, yes, but not stimulus and not smart
Five unusual Census 2010 facts
Iraq's new government raises hopes even as key ministries go unfilled
Net neutrality: Will the FCC's new Internet policy help consumers?
When the Bond King hates bonds, it's time to invest in stocks
Pop Smoke? A Marine and his fight for Iraq's $30,000 donkey.
Outside pressure is welcome after election fraud in Belarus, Ivory Coast
Is Congo's Army fighting for civilians or minerals?
Remembering a horse named Ben
Remembering Ben: To him, he's just one of the cows
Do pre-winter snowstorms signal a harsh winter?
Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes near southern Japanese island; tsunami warning issued
Giving adulthood a bad name in D.C.
Art Attack! Random acts of culture
The moon was late to the party
Quirky Christmas traditions around the world
UN is preparing for worst-case scenarios in Sudan
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange issues threat and complains about ... leaks
Richard Branson bemoans 'overeducated,' risk-averse entrepreneurs: WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks' trove is a mere drop in ocean of US classified documents
Sudan's border region sees a spark of violence
Census 2010 results: Republicans' second big win of the year?
Pet food recall: Is your pet's food on the list?
From Eurostar to Heathrow, snowy Europe struggles to move
Ghana begins to tap oil, but can it avoid the 'resource curse'?
'Stay in your car,' plan ahead, and other tips for surviving a nuclear blast
New Jersey's Chris Christie for president? Home-state voters say no.
South Korea's mixed messages to North: anger, and a Christmas tree
Are you smarter than a Fox News viewer? How about a CNN viewer? Take our quiz to find out.
Real or artificial? The great debate about Christmas trees in 2010.
President Obama is the only grown-up in Washington
The next 40 years will be the most important in human history
Tame the debt monster
Obamacare, the Constitution, and the original meaning of the Commerce Clause
Spotted knapweed control efforts worry beekeepers
Why aren't drug tests reproducible?
Brett Favre: Is retirement on the horizon of the frozen tundra?
Belarus risks alienating both Russia, EU in wake of political crackdown
Gmail calls: Free to the US through 2011, Google says
iPad nothing more than an oversized Apple iPhone: Motorola
The music industry has turned upside down? Great!
US, South Korea skeptical of North Korea's nuclear offer
4G phone service: More spectrum for AT&T in 2011
Chicago Bears rout Minnesota Vikings 40-14 Monday
4G phone service: T-Mobile supercharges 3G network to compete
Death penalty less common in US now than in 1990s, report finds
NATO denies report of US push for expanded raids in Pakistan
The threat to Christians in Iraq
12 surprising things I learned from “The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History”
Making It All Work – getting perspective: Gracie’s Gardens revisited
Holiday recipe: Christmas biscotti
The Dirty Life
Reader recommendation: To the End of the Land