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Monitor Articles for July 5, 2011
Tour de France 101: How long is the race?
Can President Obama jump-start debt talks?
Who loses if debt-limit talks fail? Possibly Republicans more than Obama.
Is Assad losing Syria? As concerns grow, US urges halt to 'intimidation.'
'BarackObama assassinated': False tweet shows dark side of social media
Does hotel maid in Strauss-Kahn case need a defense lawyer, too?
Roger Clemens on trial – should he testify?
Casey Anthony trial acquittal: Death of Caylee Anthony is still a mystery
America's biggest teacher and principal cheating scandal unfolds in Atlanta
Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing present a class on directing at Silverdocs
The piano and the musician: A blogger's musings on the instrument she loves
Stocks stall as Moody's cuts Portugal debt rating
Mexico nabs Zetas gang's No. 3 leader, but will it stop the cartel?
Debt ceiling: Gingrich urges GOP to stand firm against Obama
The Monitor's View
Egypt needs rights, democratic principles before its votes
Submarine: Blogger movie review
Casey Anthony acquitted of killing young daughter
The day QE2 ended
Mexico's PRI party 'dinosaurs' roar back to life
Starz' 'Camelot' won't be back for a second season
New movies planned for Steve Carell and a celebration of Australia
If QE2 is over, does that mean QA2 just started?
China's 'bad' loans to its local governments
Gulf of California: Authorities losing hope for seven Americans lost at sea
Casey Anthony trial: Was speculation a factor in jury deliberations?
Will Dominique Strauss-Kahn's political career get a fresh start?
Denmark imposes new border checks to keep out immigrants, 'criminals'
Energy stocks up, others wobble after Dow's stellar week
Can President Obama just ignore the debt limit?
The two Sudans' interdependence won't end with South's secession
California budget: A sign that the Golden State is finally on the right track?
Joe Biden Twitter account: Can he say it in under 140 characters?
Why Herman Cain could be the GOP's perfect Obama rival
South Korea: World breakdancing capital?
Big Ag boom is thanks to state subsidies
"A Dance with Dragons" leaked early – and George R.R. Martin is irate
Julian Assange: The man who came to dinner, the man who saved Egypt
The commodities bubble is about to burst
A New Orleans cafe serves training, knowledge with its food
Roger Clemens ready to fight as perjury trial opens Wednesday
Cell phone banking could lift Africa's farmers
$22 billion in gold, diamonds, jewels found in Indian temple's secret vaults
Texas drought affects even wildflowers
Greek aid package synonymous with default, says rating agency
Four pebbles in the recovery’s shoe
Hackers: Apple attack exposes usernames, passwords
America, you're not in Kansas anymore: New threats define new security landscape
Mexico searches for 7 missing in boating accident
Arab Spring made diamond prices sparkle: fund manager
Could the Flipback be the new Kindle?
West Africa Rising: Libya war boosting Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb?
Japan's Kan feels pressure after disaster reconstruction minister quits
Israel's new friend: Why Greece is thwarting Gaza flotilla
Casey Anthony jury deliberations resume in Fla.
Blackberry sugar pie
Russian official claims Qaddafi willing to cede power in Libya
Thailand elects first female premier. New hope for political middle?
Hugo Chávez's triumphant return to Venezuela
How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone
Reader recommendation: The Death and Life of the Great American School System
The power of social media