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Monitor Articles for December 8, 2011
Virginia Tech shooting tests emergency plans developed after 2007 rampage
Tips for planning a cheap group vacation
Remains of hundreds of fallen American soldiers sent to landfill
Digging for political dirt? Twitter could be the source for you.
Jonah Hill stars in 'The Sitter': movie review
Spam e-mail hits three-year low – but targeted attacks up
Mobile payments: Bigger than cash in 2015?
Discovery of biggest black holes ever may shed light on galaxy formation
Coca-Cola formula, after 86 years in vault, gets new home
Why Germany's success doesn't extend to other Eurozone countries
Jon Corzine downfall: Even after 2008, banking sector has untamed risks. (VIDEO)
Rats actually pretty nice to each other, study finds
Africa reacts to Obama's pro-gay rights foreign policy
Activists showing impatience at Durban climate talks
US stocks dive after ECB doesn't act
4 holiday TV classics that came from the printed page
The Monitor's View
Obama must back ideals of Russia protests, not Putin
Putin puzzler: Russian leader accuses Clinton of spurring protests (VIDEO)
Archaeologists find world's oldest mattress
Hot chocolate pops
A superstar cast stars in 'New Year's Eve': movie review (VIDEO)
Two options for fixing the nation's budget mess
Why Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are finding civilian reentry harder
Fossils show shrimp-like superpredator's eyes had 32,000 lenses
Top five states for upward mobility
Police officer, one other shot and killed at Virginia Tech
Eastern Congo braces for election results
Harsh sentence for Rod Blagojevich: Did his fight reflexes cause him harm? (VIDEO)
The lousy politics of the payroll tax cut
Pujols goes to the Angels. Why did the Cardinals lose him?
US stocks fall sharply after ECB inaction
Turkey: Materials likely destined for Iran nuclear program seized (video)
AG Holder threatened with impeachment over 'Fast and Furious'
Ancient predator had eyes with 16,000 lenses
Closer look at Congo preliminary vote tally raises questions
Thai court sentences American citizen to 2.5 years in prison for insulting monarchy (VIDEO)
Is the US dragging its feet on a climate deal?
Why Germany raises ire in a struggling Europe
A Gingrich-Obama matchup? It's getting tighter, polls show
NASA Mars rover finds strong evidence of water
Let the music begin again in Afghanistan
Unemployment claims continue to drop
Readers Write: Herman Cain, Rick Perry tax plans fall 'flat'; Europe soul searches
Diego Rivera: honoring a big Communist with a Google doodle
How an email saying Hugo Chavez was dead grew Venezuelan bond prices
Forex: Euro slips on lack of ECB action
China executes Filipino drug trafficker, draws attention to Chinese drug problem
After Russia's elections, public anger at Putin: Can he fix corruption?
Kofi Annan: Despite flaws, UN Human Rights Council can bring progress
ECB not buying bonds? US stocks slide.
5 famous plagiarism and fraud scandals in the book world
Ai-jen Poo organizes labor with love
Gay marriage: Court weighs validity of Prop. 8 ruling by gay judge
Payroll tax holiday: Will it drain the Social Security Trust Fund?
Pakistan coup rumors: Could the military take over again?
Harry Potter comes to Los Angeles
Corzine: I don't know where MF Global money went
American sentenced for royal insult: 4 recent cases in Thailand
Russia balks at NATO's revised plans for missile defense shield
Creativity, inspiration, innovation unleashed
Holiday travel deals: Give one as a gift
Is Eric Holder's grip on the 'Fast and Furious' fiasco slipping? (video)
New Mitt Romney 'fidelity' ad aims to lure social conservatives
Diego Rivera, communist and Mexican icon, honored with Google Doodle
Merkel, Sarkozy to Europe: shelve your sovereignty, save the euro
China In Ten Words
Reader recommendation: Eisenhower, The White House Years
Mythbusters cannonball misses target, blasts through neighborhood