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Monitor Articles for August 1, 2011
Bankruptcy 'last resort' for Rhode Island city
Debt-ceiling bill clears House. Now, hopes that Round 2 will be better.
Will Asian carp turn up in fishing expedition near Lake Michigan?
How debt-ceiling deal would cut federal deficits by $2.1 trillion
Drug-running submarine seized in the Caribbean – a Coast Guard first
Stocks drop with weak manufacturing report
'Spider-Man' film series returns as 'Amazing Spider-Man': Is it too soon for a reboot?
Norway attacks: Was Breivik a Christian terrorist?
Oxygen molecules discovered in space. Do astronauts really need space suits?
Colombia's criminal networks consolidate around two forces
Randy Moss retires: sullen, spectacular, and forever one of a kind
Why debt-ceiling deal didn't give stock markets a bigger boost
Anonymous and LulzSec: Robin Hoods of the Web?
The great summer escape – is it still possible?
Green solutions for New York City's overflowing sewers
Venezuela promises to release thousands of prisoners
The Monitor's View
Ramadan during the Arab Spring: A chance for renewal
Egyptian Army empties Tahrir Square
Patents: Google buys 1,000 of them from IBM
Meatless Monday: Israeli cous cous salad
Nigerian government broaches idea of dialogue with Islamist Boko Haram
Iraq's government shuts down amid 120-degree temps - and no A/C
How Pakistani minutemen are fighting the Taliban 'false Muslims'
Will outrage over bloody pre-Ramadan crackdown in Syria move UN to act?
GDP revisions show an even weaker economy
D.B. Cooper mystery: FBI claims 'most promising lead' in legendary hijacking
'Die Hard 5': You mean there was a 'Die Hard 4'?
Ramadan 101: Five facts about the holy month of Ramadan
NASCAR: Paul Menard wins Brickyard 400 at Indy
Ethiopia plans ambitious resettlement of people buffeted by East Africa drought
9 best books of August: Amazon editors' favorite picks
Should I move to find work?
David Carroll tracks turtles to reveal what nature has to say to humans
Tiger Woods to play in Australian Open this November
HSBC layoffs: 30,000 jobs to be cut in global overhaul
Asteroid Vesta and Dawn spacecraft get cozy
Rod Blagojevich: Federal judge may be ready to set sentencing date
Syria assault on Hama signals hardened resolve on both sides
Arab Spring, Indian Summer?
US debt deal kicks spending problems down the ... cul-de-sac
For debt-ceiling deal to become law, what needs to happen by Tuesday
China blames weekend's clashes in Xinjiang on separatists trained in Pakistan
From extremes to a world in balance
Tomatoes in the garden and the kitchen
Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World
Reader recommendation: Defying Hitler
Chief Gallup pollster says Obama's popularity sturdy even in poor economy
Classics in technicolor
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