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Monitor Articles for December 6, 2012
Egypt's Morsi offers nothing to defuse crisis
Jordan king shows support of Palestine
Marijuana users celebrate legalization in Washington state (+video)
Fiscal cliff debate: 'Lines of communication are open'
Michigan Senate puts right-to-work on a 'fast track' (+video)
Should US export natural gas? Study for DOE fuels fiery debate.
Syria chemical weapons scare: Is Assad threatening to use them, or lose them? (+video)
Debt ceiling debate twist: Sen. Mitch McConnell filibusters himself
As Egypt's Morsi remains defiant, a former top Brother speaks out (+video)
Same-sex weddings in Washington State: Breakthrough for gay marriage?
Will the fiscal cliff hurt charities the most?
'Fiscal cliff': Has Obama overdone the PR? (+video)
Does Sen. Jim DeMint's departure spell doom for conservatives on the Hill? (+video)
Nap Nanny warning issued by US government agency
Stocks edge up, led by Apple
Price of a vacation on the moon? $1.5 billion.
George Clooney: Village burnings in Sudan are 'a war crime'
Why US should be wary of attacking cyberradicals, including Al Qaeda
Global News Blog
How deadly would chemical weapons in Syria be?
Protesters at Mich. Senate pepper-sprayed, arrested
Egypt's anti-Morsi protests spread beyond Cairo
Diane Keaton is honored at a Women in Entertainment breakfast
Mortgage rates fall to 3.4 percent
Mac production (or at least some of it) will move to US, Cook says
With a puff of smoke, pot becomes legal in Washington: How will this work?
Former sailor arrested after allegedly attempting to pass secrets to Russia
iPad Mini wait times drop by a week, just in time
Merkel meets Netanyahu as Israel and Germany hit rocky patch
Detained wife of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo speaks out
Why did Sen. Jim DeMint quit the Senate? (+video)
Seattle issues 364 gay marriage licenses by 10 am on first day of legality
Stir It Up!
Gingerbread cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting
America's other cliffs: poverty, healthcare and the environment
Syria calls chemical weapon reports 'pretext for intervention' (+video)
In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood's 'trial of power' (+video)
Plan B for raising debt ceiling: Obama should invoke the Constitution
Rand Paul slams Ashley Judd as too liberal for Kentucky. Is he right? (+video)
The Monitor's View
Look to Lincoln to solve 'fiscal cliff'
Vocabulary 'report card': 'Urbane' stumps 8th-graders, 'grimace' doesn't
Chapter & Verse
E-readers and e-book platforms track users' activity, says a new study
Obama remains firm, new poll shows support for position on 'fiscal cliff'
Latin America Monitor
McAfee's rise and downfall via technology (+video)
Jobless claims decline by 25,000
Human rights report names names in Kashmir, invokes international law
Hispanic immigration to US has peaked, Asian immigration is rising
Japanese chef dishes on North Korean leader and missile launch
Obama and Israel are walking away from two-state solution with Palestinians (+video)
Egypt's army moves to clear demonstrators from presidential palace
Alta Gracia factory produces fair-trade clothing
Homeless man charged in subway train death, denied bail
Fighting winter with fire? Wood-burning on the rise.
Stir It Up!
Red velvet surprise cupcakes
Moving Mali forward
'Star Trek Into Darkness': What does the first real trailer reveal? (+video)
Greece seen as most corrupt European nation, survey says
Angus T. Jones: Will he be replaced on 'Two and a Half Men'?
Kobe Bryant passes 30,000 points, joins exclusive club
Tesla Motors in the black, tweets CEO Musk
Kate Middleton feeling better, leaves hospital
Grammy nominations 2013: Nods to Kanye, Auerbach, Mumford celebrate diversity of music
US, Russia set for surprise meeting on Syria. Is compromise in works? (+video)
Cargo ship sinks in North Sea, search continues for survivors
Typhoon kills nearly 350 in Philippines
Four Olympians lose medals for steroid use at Athens
6 charming picture books for holiday gifts
Space spider dies in D.C. after surviving 55 days in space
Starbucks to open 1,500 new US stores by 2017
Terrorism & Security
Tanks deploy to Egypt's presidential palace amid lull in deadly protests
ADP: Private employers add 118,000 jobs in November
Syrian refugees decamp for tough life in Jordan's cities
Reader recommendation: The End of Sparta
A wary Iraq weighs its options as Syrian civil war deepens
Nose-to-tail dishes turn trendy