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Monitor Articles for September 14, 2011
College rankings: Princeton, Harvard best colleges
Microsoft bids for buzz with Windows 8 beta-tablets. Is iPad vulnerable? (VIDEO)
Wal-Mart aims for change with multibillion-dollar initiative to help women
How large should your emergency fund be?
Majority of blame for Gulf oil spill lies with BP, two US agencies find
Windows 8 OS takes aim at tablet market
Future NASA rocket unveiled, designed to reach moon and beyond
Liberal cities block economic development
From jobs plan to tax cuts, can deficit ‘super committee’ handle mission creep?
Elizabeth Warren, consumer advocate, begins US Senate run in Massachusetts
Stocks jump in third straight day of gains
Google Flight Search: quick way to find a flight
Rick Perry's HPV vaccine problem
Will striking Tacoma teachers be ordered back to work?
Denmark's election a litmus test for Europe's far-right politics
The lazy man’s way to pickles: Fresh dill pickles need no canning
5 reasons "The Night Circus" is everywhere
Mortgage rates fall to 4.17 percent
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A shifting spiritual quest
Power struggle behind Iran's denial that US hikers will be released soon?
Solyndra bankruptcy: Did White House press for subsidies?
Uncanny Valley: Will we ever learn to live with artificial humans?
Is Rick Perry a real front-runner, or the next Michele Bachmann?
New York election: Has Obama lost the Jewish vote?
Mozart's town lures the avant-garde and classical
Money market funds get boost from jittery investors
Amid Palestinian statehood push, a grim World Bank report on the West Bank, Gaza
Mariano Rivera reaches baseball milestone Tuesday night
Libya's interim leaders confront tough task: disarming militias
Gulf oil spill report: BP ultimately responsible in Gulf spill
Why outsourcing government work to the private sector is dumb
'Ringer' stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ioan Gruffudd talk about their new series
Do you have to be a math whiz to understand 'Best College' rankings?
Windows 8: Microsoft's vision of a post-PC future?
Despite rush, you can still get Missoni at Target
Shoshana Hebshi, Ohio woman shocked by being taken from plane in US
Pakistan's Islamic preachers: Gateway to radicalization?
For a waterwise landscape, consider Mediterranean garden design
Irene blobs, created by hurricane, are sponges
New York special election is a smelling salt for Obama, Democrats
Why many Syrians still support Assad
"Cloud Atlas" gets an A-list cast
Urban schools search amiss for the next 'savior' superintendent
Governors can create jobs: lousy ones
Two in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, possibly killed for using social media to report crime
A new friend for Israel in... South Sudan
'Mama Poo' brings simple sanitation to a Kenyan slum
On Facebook, Twitter, influence can become profit
Who's really behind the Kabul attacks?
Deadline looms: Will auto union pragmatism help strike a deal?
How Europe sees the US a decade after 9/11
Farmers look for signs of hope six months after Japan's tsunami
Obama's cap on tax deductions: not what it seems
The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945
California becomes first state to pass conflict mineral legislation
What more can we do about natural disasters?
US ambassador to Afghanistan downplays Kabul attack as security doubts grow
Good Reads: Taliban's Kabul attack, looming demise of Al Qaeda... and the euro
Time to give gold a break?
Will US extension of National Guard border presence deter immigration from Mexico?
Reader recommendation: Among Insurgents
NY House race: GOP takes Weiner's seat in special election