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Monitor Articles for July 12, 2011
McConnell's last ditch debt ceiling plan: What's in it for Republicans?
Mitt Romney keeps low profile amid nastiness on debt ceiling. Is that smart?
British phone-hacking scandal: Could it happen in the US?
House Republicans fail to save 30-cent light bulbs from extinction
Threats to Casey Anthony: How safe will she be after leaving prison?
51st state? Small step forward for long-shot 'South California' plan
Debt ceiling impasse: Which party is right about taxes?
Wisconsin recall elections begin, a legacy of Scott Walker's labor union wars
Betty Ford to Michelle Obama: How seven first ladies have changed the office
Libya conflict: Is Qaddafi's exit in the offing?
Mila Kunis says yes to date with Marine who asked via YouTube
Why A-Rod, Jeter, and others won't play in MLB All-Star Game
Stocks fall after Ireland downgrade erases gains
Ahmed Wali Karzai was an indispensable problem
Obama, try this for a jobs plan
New hybrid coneflowers: How reliable are they?
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The test for teachers – mastering their fears
West Africa Rising: Mobile-phone banking making slow but steady inroads
Mali's controversial family code approaches passage
Man versus bullfrog, Round I
Up and down the ladder of certainty
To keep or ditch the vice president? That is the reelection question.
Top Picks: James Bond reboot, Bill Moyers on faith, Franz Liszt at 200, and more
News of the World scandal gives Miliband a chance to shine
Protesters broaden tactics as Belarus cracks down
Ron Paul says he's all in for the presidency, won't run again for Congress
Can corporate mergers help save the weak US economy?
Tour de France TV car crackup brings new rules, investigation [VIDEO]
São Paulo and Rio vault up list of most expensive cities for expats
Bestselling books the week of 7/14/11, according to IndieBound*
Obama on debt ceiling: Is he winning over Americans?
Murdoch biographer says hacking scandal could take down key executives
Protesters find new momentum as they reoccupy Egypt's Tahrir Square
European markets tumble as investors fear Italian default
Google's gift to Red Square's St. Basil Cathedral: a doodle
World's newest country: future of South Sudan tied to efficacy of foreign aid
Warren Christie talks about Syfy's new series 'Alphas'
Google 'ran out of disk space.' How did that happen?
Raspberry Pi: Rise of the $25 computer
Whose debt ceiling? Not the administration's!
Dwyane Wade: KFC says NBA star would be welcomed back
Can US management stay ahead of China, India?
Gordon Brown: History will charge Europe's leaders with West's decline
Does Groupon beat frugality?
Jaycee Lee Dugard's memoir soars to top of bestseller lists
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen in 'The Last Stand'
Israel's boycott ban meets swift resistance
"Harry Potter" countdown: Test your knowledge of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
Bush should face criminal probe over post-9/11 'torture,' report urges
News of the World: Murdoch’s media mess is a wake-up call for journalism
Getting the entrepreneurial fire back
Tour de France: French police to investigate TV car crash (VIDEO)
Korean literature's rise on the back of "Please Look After Mom"
Venezuelan opposition's presidential primary: a step towards greater democracy?
Helping companies stand up to worker exploitation
'Balance of terror' sustains tense calm between Hezbollah and Israel
United on the rock of Truth
US blames Syrian government for embassy attack in Damascus
What Ahmed Wali Karzai's assassination could mean for Afghanistan
iriver Story HD: Google eBooks gets its first dedicated e-reader
A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin