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Monitor Articles for October 24, 2012
Mourdock stands by rape remarks, refuses to apologize (+video)
Easing restrictions and barriers could improve African food trade
Campaign 2012: The fight for Nevada
Does gender pay gap exist? Right out of college, says new study.
California shark attack: Why so many great white encounters this year?
Obama unveils economic plan: 5 ways it differs from Romney's (+video)
Presidential debate 101: Is Romney right that Navy is smallest since 1917?
Tainted medicine: Mass. moves to revoke pharmacists' licenses
New home sales climb 5.7 percent in September
Compared with its rivals, iPad Mini is short on pixels
Utah OKs first US oil sands project
Microsoft Surface: Good marks for the tablet, but how about that software?
Benghazi e-mails: What did Obama administration know when?
Stocks stabilize on Wall Street after sell-off
Barnes & Noble hacked. Is your credit card at risk?
How to watch the 2012 World Series in San Francisco for free
Civility: 15 quotes to remind us why it matters
Stir It Up!
Italian sausage and pumpkin manicotti
iPad Mini: Is the new Apple tablet priced too high?
Confounding expectations, global hunger is down (+video)
Want better gas mileage? Rethink your daily commute.
Bank of America sued for 'brazen' fraud at Countrywide (+video)
2012 World Series quiz: How much do you know about the Detroit Tigers?
2012 World Series quiz: Are you a real San Francisco Giants fan?
October surpri...zzzzz: Donald Trump's Obama 'bombshell' fizzles
iPad Mini: Some first impressions (+video)
EU reminds Microsoft to offer browser choices on Windows 8 (+video)
Stir It Up!
What is Food Day?
Gigantic invisible cocoons of dark matter may suck up rogue stars
Anne Tyler: 10 quotes on her birthday
Reader recommendation: Dreamers of the Day
The rise of Evangelical environmentalists could reshape US elections
Enough about the iPad Mini. How about that 4th-gen iPad?
Chapter & Verse
Tom Wolfe's 'Back to Blood': preposterous, contrived, yet wildly entertaining
Wall Street 'likes' Facebook again, stock bounces back
Navy is Mexico's most important crime-fighting force – even in landlocked states
Mitt Romney's question-mark economy
Humongous Milky Way photo captures 84 million stars
The Monitor's View
Long march for Romney's threats against China
Grandmothers: Their childcare was crucial to evolution, says new study
Saudi Arabia, look out. US could lead oil production.
The Simple Dollar
Trade skills with your friends
Halloween scare? Hurricane Sandy shows similarities to 'perfect storm.' (+video)
Will Italy's L'Aquila quake verdict have a chill on science?
Bottom line on college costs: Students, families are paying more
'Paranormal Activity 4': Is the movie worth seeing this Halloween?
Momentum builds for Gaza to secede, Israel and West Bank to become one
Will the Tour de France be able to overcome Lance's legacy?
Does the iPad Mini make any sense? (+video)
3 views on best way to curb US debt
Will Richard Mourdock's rape remarks hurt Mitt Romney? (+video)
Renewable energy: Mandate it in the constitution?
Chapter & Verse
'Don't Know Much About the American Presidents': Kenneth C. Davis reveals strange facts about America's leaders
South African police unit prosecuted for fighting violence with thuggery
Why your phone's battery life is (still) underwhelming
Meet Apple's thinner, faster, stronger iMac
Global News Blog
Russian report criticizes US on human rights, US responds 'bring it on'
Latin America Monitor
Less is more? Little mention of Cuba in presidential debate could be positive sign.
Edgar Allan Poe: How well do you know one of literature's spookiest authors?
The 10 biggest differences between the Romney and Obama tax plans
Jobs, bayonets, 'apology tour': How to talk politics with your kids
Third-party presidential debate gives a voice to long-shot candidates
Richard Mourdock clarifies: 'God does not want rape'
Barnes & Noble customers face data breach. PIN pads hacked. (+video)
Stir It Up!
Pork, chestnut, kale stir fry over soba noodles
Gates Foundation reboots
The X Factor final 16 revealed . . . finally
Terrorism & Security
Brahimi's plan for Syria cease-fire takes two steps forward, one step back
Tropical storm Sandy closes Jamaica airports
Why Lebanon isn't headed for civil war
Warren Buffett: global economy sluggish; Bernanke should stay
iPad Mini arrives, with a fourth-generation iPad to boot
Prayer and the "spiritual biosphere"
Zynga: 'FarmVille' maker cuts 5 percent of staff, reduces games
MS-13 labeled transnational criminal organization. Who are the 'Maras?'
Can a gang truce in El Salvador open the door to lasting peace?
Covered in tattoos, can El Salvador's gangs reintegrate into society?
Janus words in the language of dreams
Liquid metal battery: Can we invent our way out of climate trouble?
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