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Monitor Articles for May 17, 2011
Bill to chop Big Oil's tax breaks falls short – but makes its point
Mitt Romney makes a fundraising splash. How much does that matter?
US-Israel collision averted over Middle East peace, but for how long?
Newt Gingrich's attack on Paul Ryan backfires. Can his campaign recover?
Gold mine reopens in California desert
Harmon Killebrew: an extraordinary slugger of uncommon decency
Bestselling books the week of 5/19/11, according to IndieBound*
25,000th Big Mac. 13,800 days. One guy.
Jon Stewart-Bill O'Reilly show: Who won the Great Poetry Debate?
NBA playoffs: Who’s the best in the West? Mavericks take on the Thunder
Chinese military leaders visit US. What do they want?
If Strauss-Kahn is out, who might become IMF chief?
Baby named 'Like' after Facebook becomes Internet wunderkind
Stocks close mixed as Nasdaq ekes out gain
Will violence in Mexico impact immigrant pool in US?
Venezuela resorts to rationing amid new blackouts
Introducing Latin America Monitor
Election in Sudan's Southern Kordofan marred by disputed results
Gains of True Finn party point to 'Euroskeptic' surge in Finland
Panera Bread lets diners 'pay what you can'
Why does Pakistan have world's fastest-growing nuclear program?
Local election in northern Sudan deepens North-South rift
Cambodia tries to bring order to its address books
US troops in Iraq: US, Maliki weigh possible extension
Did Arnold Schwarzenegger's governorship depend on keeping love child secret?
Queen's visit to Ireland symbolizes more 'normal' relationship
French outrage over 'inhumane' treatment of Strauss-Kahn highlights culture clash
Could an election fix the deficit?
Syrian refugees describe gangs fomenting sectarian strife
What Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani wants from China
The Monitor's View
Strauss-Kahn arrest: Even the French are dismayed
Hong Kong housing prices up 5 percent in a month
What does computer desktop clutter say about you? Take our quiz.
Harmon Killebrew, former Twins star, remembered for his slugging prowess
Mexican pointy boots create a craze
Free PSP games, movie rentals part of Sony's 'Welcome Back' package
Japan risks nuclear disaster for consumer convenience
LA Noire review roundup
The Monitor's View
In the fast lane to the middle class
'Til debt do us part
The Monitor's weekly news quiz for April 26 - May 1, 2011
Microfinance works, even without a Hollywood ending
In Asia, incomes rise with prices, but in America, no such luck
Assassination nation: Are there any limits on President Obama's license to kill?
What it means for outsiders to cover war and tragedy in Africa
Forget Romney or Gingrich. In 2012, the tea party wants ... another Grover Cleveland
Does inflation mean more than printing money?
Why the era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll is about to go global
Emanuel's Chicago is no longer 'Beirut by the lake'
"Eat, Pray, Love" again – this time with Luca Spaghetti
How the media misrepresents European growth numbers
How I love Chicago
Medicare, entitlements on the table for cuts: Pelosi
Why we need budget Jujitsu
Simple beef pho
Surging BRIC middle classes are eclipsing global poverty
Global middle class: More money, more pollution?
Defining 'middle class'
How ICC warrants could change NATO strikes in Libya
South Africa election: Why some poor black voters may ditch the ANC this time
How to grow and serve lettuce
London bomb threat shuts down area around Buckingham Palace
What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell
Reader recommendation: Day of Honey