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Monitor Articles for November 30, 2012
Why Obama is pushing for stimulus in 'fiscal cliff' deal (+video)
New Jersey derailment: How safe are hazmat rail shipments? (+video)
'Fiscal cliff' road trip: Obama talks Scrooge as GOP stews
Stocks hold as budget talks continue
House vote to boost sci-tech visas lays bare political rifts on immigration
Facebook Powerball frenzy: Purported winner offers to 'share' $1 million
Latin America Monitor
As Peña Nieto prepares to take office in Mexico, a look back at Calderón's presidency
Carrie Underwood will play Maria von Trapp in NBC's 'The Sound of Music'
The Simple Dollar
Relax. You don't need to have it all.
Fred Savage baby, holiday shopping and more: Our parenting news roundup
For Amish, fastest-growing faith group in US, life is changing
Christmas cookies for everyone on your list
Boehner: Filibuster change 'clearly designed to marginalize' GOP Senators
#GivingTuesday sparks a big spike in charitable donations
Hidden factor behind brighter US energy outlook
Video games really are art, MoMA says
Record Powerball prize won by Missouri couple
As its leaders fight, France's conservative party suffers
Kurdish-Iraqi government talks collapse amid fear of civil war
'Fiscal cliff' proposal: Is Obama trying to peeve GOP?
Unlocked iPhone 5 provides opening for T-Mobile stalwarts
The Reformed Broker
Focus on what the market is doing, not why
Terrorism & Security
Is Syria's Assad running short of helicopters and cash?
Mickey Mouse poster sells for more than $100,000
Why is Egypt's draft constitution so controversial? (+video)
Obama makes opening move in 'fiscal cliff' deal
North Korea rocket preparations: Could it be a bluff?
Minn. police officer killed in ambush shooting
'Fiscal cliff' road trip: Is Obama trying to paint GOP as Scrooge?
Day after UN Palestine statehood vote, Israel set to expand settlements
'Downton Abbey' creator will head to NBC for a period drama
Jordan Davis killed for loud music: mirror image of the Martin case?
Workplace has no 401(k). Could states help?
Iran: Oil for gold deals bypass sanctions, US unveils new penalties
Child sex abuse cases dramatically decline in US, says report
Former Shell Oil president: Global warming debate is over
Mayor on food stamps? Cory Booker to live on $1.40 per meal
Romney heckler arrested after interfering with motorcade
Chapter & Verse
Philip Roth's retirement from writing is mourned by a former student
Brad Pitt leads a great cast in 'Killing Them Softly' (+video)
Ken Burns co-directs the powerful documentary 'The Central Park Five'
Birth rate in US hits record low, led by decrease in births to immigrant women (+video)
Will outgoing President Calderón be remembered for more than Mexico's violence? (+video)
George Zimmerman autograph: What would you pay?
Chapter & Verse
'Hunger Games' author Suzanne Collins will release a picture book
Payroll tax cut expiration lurks in 'fiscal cliff's' shadow
Bradley Manning to testify again Friday over 'harsh' conditions in jail
Ariz. Powerball jackpot winner remains a mystery as Mo. winner verified
Will Supreme Court decide if gay marriage is constitutional? (+video)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn and NY maid accuser to settle
China sentences Chen Guangcheng's nephew after snap trial
Superstorm Sandy batters November retail sales
How old is a lobster? Check his eyestalk
GOP-backed bill is most serious attack on America's Wilderness Act in history
Spike in Tibetan self-immolations draws international attention to China
An Advent calendar of Christmas treasures
Terrorism & Security
World weighs in on UN Palestine vote
Jesus statue: Lawsuit filed by atheists to remove it from Montana mountain
Bully or motivator? Teacher shames fourth-graders for flunking
Fiscal cliff talks stall. Will a deal get done by Christmas?
Bankrupt battery maker A123 stalls Fisker Karma production
Ellen Calmus helps Mexican families cope with cross-border challenges
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