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Monitor Articles for May 12, 2010
Wal-Mart pledges $2 billion to food banks as demand rises
As BP stumbles, an expanding federal role in Gulf oil spill
Gold price hits record as investors shy away from euro
How do we really know how old the universe is?
Mysterious step in spider silk-making revealed
Killer seaweed poisons vulnerable coral reefs
Global warming: Earth could become unbearably hot, researchers say
Why does China require that its astronauts be married?
Climate-energy bill debuts in Senate, but prospects are dim
Obama and Hamid Karzai agree to differ on Afghanistan war
David Cameron led Conservatives to power by moving to the center
How to look at the sun without blinding yourself
Tampa nabs 2012 Republican convention. Er, congratulations?
Retail giant Wal-Mart will donate $2 billion to US food banks
Are video cameras hostile to liberty?
'Baby gang' overruns Italy
The only 5 things you need for a newborn
Russia deal puts Turkey on path to become nuclear energy nation
Russian cosmonauts switch parking spots while moving 17,000 mph
Mysterious iPhone prototype surfaces in Vietnam: iPhone 4G?
Clues to the cause of the Libya plane crash
Guatemala becomes a model for crime investigation
Want to look like a Neanderthal? There's an app for that.
Will the Chevy Volt get its juice from Google?
Are Sadr militias rearming in Iraq's south?
Small business owners doing what they do best: Keeping it small
Apple iPhone 4G sighted again, this time in Vietnam
'Including' everything but the kitchen sink
In a spice world, a man for all seasonings
Whale song: elegy for a leviathan
Porch plans: Living life out front
Ataturk: Turkey wrestles with how to remember its founder
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Cameron and Clegg: a show of unity in Britain
Australian Football League searches for next big American soccer star
Are readers of fiction few in numbers these days?
Cartoonist Lars Vilks attacked for showing Prophet Mohammed in gay film
Future of the British Financial Services Authority
Prostitutes flock to South Africa ahead of World Cup 2010
Strange chemical, hydrogen fluoride, found common in our galaxy
Steam for Mac debuts today with Portal and Torchlight
Parrot and Olivier in America
Will David Cameron hit it off with Obama more than Brown did?
Lincoln to the rescue: Shaking up the derivative business
Hefty bank taxes sound nice, but are they the solution?
In Kenya, International Criminal Court to try six top Kenyans
Enormous 12-foot giant herring found off coast of Sweden
Discussion question: What sacrifices would you make to lessen US debt?
'Robin Hood' at Cannes Film Festival: 'Batman Begins' meets 'Men in Tights'
Europe grows despite Greek bailout woes
Is this what an upswing feels like?
A Greek tragedy in the making
US in Iraq: How to get the endgame right
Obama should tell Karzai it's time to resign
Libya plane crash kills 103, Libyan authorities rule out terrorism
Can David Cameron keep new UK coalition government together?
A rotten U.S. apple spoils the EU bailout
Is it ethical to buy a foreclosed home?
David Cameron: How conservative is he?
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South Africa's Julius Malema ordered to take anger management class
Can a fresh sense of purpose bloom after economic failure?
Thought bite: Quote for May 12, 2010
Another gruesome school attack hits China
Philippines election results pour in with efficiency that surprises many
North Korea claims successful nuclear fusion test