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Monitor Articles for October 17, 2012
A 4th presidential debate? Larry King to moderate third-party candidate forum.
Prosecutors allowed to examine James Holmes' college records
Syria's wealthy business owners face war-time squeeze
5 wolves killed in first days of Wisconsin wolf hunt
Actress Megan Fox has new baby – it's a boy (+video)
Still occupying: Occupy Des Moines targets World Food Prize Foundation
FBI arrests man plotting to blow up NY Federal Reserve (+video)
Presidential debate 101: In oil drilling spat, did Obama make his best case?
9/11 cases: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed speaks in court, lectures judge
Earth-size planet found just next door, in Alpha Centauri system
Why has the Wisconsin Senate race tightened?
Romney's charge: Obama used bird deaths to attack Bakken oil producers. True?
Stock market edges up on stronger housing report
Presidential debate 101: Did Mitt Romney want Detroit to go bankrupt?
Nike drops Lance Armstrong. Is his net worth in jeopardy? (+video)
A123 electric car battery plants to be bought by Johnson Controls
In Syria's war, long-repressed minority finds new freedom
The Monitor's View
Mr. Obama, just say no to state ballots on marijuana legalization
Getting in on the Benghazi blame game
Presidential debate 101: Does Romney’s tax math add up?
Global News Blog
Australia marches ahead with India ties - despite a few trip ups
Would Romney really dare to tag China a 'currency manipulator'?
'Binders full of women': a revealing remark from Romney, or a sideshow?
Scientists confident moon born of colossal Earth collision that vaporized Zinc
'Binders full of women' and Romney: the presidential debate
Why natural gas isn't likely to solve our energy woes
Oil prices fall as supplies rise
Baba Ramdev: Can a yogi turn Indian politics on its head?
Construction up in September
British Pakistanis to Malala: You go, girl
Humongous, 60-million-light-year-long strand of dark matter mapped in 3-D
Earth-sized planet in Alpha Centauri an alien concept to many Earthlings
Ethiopia surprises itself with peaceful transition after Meles
Apple promises 'a little more' on Oct. 23. iPad Mini incoming?
Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D' TV show will feature Agent Coulson
Finger scans to get federal childcare vouchers protested
Maine earthquake rattles mom into preparedness (sort of).
Exit visas: Finally a political opening in Cuba?
Obama's missed debate opportunities against Romney may cost him (+video)
Kenyan Christians fear former brethren are attacking churches
Chapter & Verse
Amazon will hire 50,000 temporary workers for the holidays
Putin warns of growing terror risks as Kremlin arrests opposition leader
Stir It Up!
Travel: Iceland and pan-seared salmon
Global News Blog
Iran sees conspiracy in box office success of Ben Affleck's 'Argo' (+video)
Zumba scandal: Should names (and addresses) be released in prostitution case?
The price of inequality: Q&A with Nobel economics winner Joseph Stiglitz
Debate fact check: Romney stumbles on energy
There Was a Country
Reader recommendation: The Forgotten Waltz
Chapter & Verse
Hilary Mantel wins the Man Booker Prize for 'Bring Up the Bodies' (+video)
Presidential debate: Obama is back
CIA officer killed in Afghan suicide blast, US official says
Terrorism & Security
UN envoy to Syria visits region to resurrect cease-fire efforts
Sihanouk comes home to Cambodia for final time
Baby Jessica rescue: Was it the birth of helicopter parenting? (+video)
Maine earthquake felt across New England
Saudi princess founds Opt4Unity to bridge cultural divides
Viewing the Romney-Obama debate in battleground Ohio: a tribal experience
Candy Crowley: How did she do as moderator of the presidential debate?
Solyndra sues Chinese solar companies
Lance Armstrong quits as Livestrong chairman (+video)
'Binders full of women': What's the social media buzz about?
Montana hikers found as one mom and son learn hiking Rule 1 (+video)
Has Obama reenergized Democrats with debate performance? (+video)
Prayer and Iran's nuclear threat
Earth-sized planet too hot for non-asbestos life forms, but ...
Medicare: Taking it private would raise premiums
No, the electric car is not a failure
Round 2: President Obama turns up the heat in combative debate (+video)
Counterfeit bills in ATMs. Bad copies. Man arrested.