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Monitor Articles for December 10, 2012
Hillary Clinton's Middle East trip canceled due to ill health
The ship 'The Simpsons' bought: Anti-whaling activists add vessel to fleet
Gmail down, up, and back online again
Ada Lovelace: What did the first computer program do?
It's official: Governor makes marijuana legal in Colorado (+video)
Police attacked as protests intensify in Northern Ireland
In right-to-work debate where's the evidence? (+video)
North Korea extends window, plans for rocket launch (+video)
Tax deductions in peril? Americans prefer mortgage break to item on charity.
Gender pay gap: Top 5 best and worst states
Are moves to add jobs to US factory floors a harbinger, or outliers?
The Entrepreneurial Mind
4 tips for small business owners in a weak economy
US road safety: Deaths lowest in more than 60 years. How we got there.
Americans' 'fiscal cliff' fix? Cut government spending – but not Medicare.
US designates Syria's Jabhat al-Nusra front a 'terrorist' group at lightning speed
Stir It Up!
Holiday appetizer: Goat cheese stuffed dates (+video)
Stocks edge higher; Dow boosted by McDonald's
The Monitor's View:
Why latest failure of global warming talks may be a success
Supporters show solidarity after Chávez names successor (+video)
New York judge's ruling sparks nationalist surge in Argentina
The Simple Dollar
No cheap flights? Look for train, bus tickets.
Google Chromebooks steeply discounted for classrooms (with a catch)
Global News Blog
Elite Navy SEAL dies in rescue mission to save US doctor in Afghanistan (+video)
'Alice in Wonderland 2'? Tim Burton's take on 'Alice' could get a sequel
Muslim Brotherhood's unlikely new ally? Egypt's military
Wanxiang buys bankrupt battery maker A123
New UN plan to get girls in school boosted by Malala's father
7.1-magnitude quake reported off Indonesia, but no tsunami
Gmail down: The 10 funniest tweets
Is Chicago a new cleantech hub?
Daring Special Ops rescue in Afghanistan: Why was kidnapped doc kept secret? (+video)
Return on American humanitarian aid: They like us
Are Republicans really 'incapable' of beating Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Patrick Moore's show 'The Sky at Night' popularized astronomy in the UK
The Simple Dollar
The great (and cheap) outdoors
10 coffee table books that make great gifts
Chapter & Verse
'Girls' creator Lena Dunham's book proposal leaks online
'Fiscal cliff' or not, tax reform is easier said than done
Ada Lovelace: 'The Enchantress of Numbers' (+video)
How to keep a holiday topiary alive
Obama, Boehner meet to discuss 'fiscal cliff' negotiations (+video)
Amid criticism, EU receives Nobel Peace Prize (+video)
Ghana pulls off sixth 'free and fair' election in model for region
McDonald's surprises with US sales gain; shares soar
Shoppers add charitable giving to their lists
Romanian government sweeps parliamentary elections, but power struggle not over
China's economic recovery picks up pace, but for how long? (+video)
Italian Prime Minister Monti's surprise resignation shakes investors (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Will Morsi's security request give Army renewed clout? (+video)
Gas prices crash? Prices drop 10 cents in three weeks (+video)
Jenni Rivera, the 'Diva de la Banda,' lost in Mexico jet crash (+video)
On Europe's foreign agenda: how to handle Israel
Cheapest way to ship your package? Here's how to save.
Readers Write: Preserve local news; Japan's nuclear dilemma is an energy dilemma