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Monitor Articles for February 16, 2012
Mardi Gras Museum goes up on auction block
How payroll tax gridlock in Congress finally came unstuck
New consumer agency targets debt collectors. Who can argue with that?
The Daily Reckoning
Greek crisis 101: How to make money off your debts
New Jersey passes gay marriage bill, awaits Christie veto
Top Picks: Oscar-nominated shorts, Paul McCartney's new album, and more
Explainer: What is the Heartland Institute?
'Loopholes' leave America with weak cybersecurity plan, experts say
Underwear bomber gets life: He never expressed doubt or remorse, judge says
Heartland's leaked documents show how climate skepticism spreads
Obama's budget means retirement savings for all
Xi Jinping in California: a glimpse of what China really wants
Supermassive black holes are cannibals, new research suggests
Oklahoma close to becoming first state to enact 'personhood' bill
Stock market jumps; Dow barrels toward 13000
Knicks guard Jeremy Lin: Why we love his 'Lin-derella' story
What would happen if Iran had the bomb? (+video)
Unrest in US ally Bahrain takes a more violent turn
Is Rick Santorum benefitting from a Bella Bounce?
Chapter & Verse
Amanda Knox signs book deal
Threats to US: Pentagon officials drop three surprises
The Monitor's View
Which Iran is Obama dealing with?
Motorola Droid 4 brings back the slider, in style
'Linsanity' update: All-Star appearance, new Nike shoe for Jeremy Lin
Twitter apologizes for squirreling away iPhone user data
Terrorism & Security
Thai officials say Tuesday's Bangkok blasts were meant for Israeli diplomats
How Syria's Assad plans to survive
Paul Ryan: GOP primary should not be 'personality contest' (+video)
Interracial marriage rate doubles in 30 years: how US attitudes have changed
Serbs in Kosovo reject independence, Pristina's governance
Goats apparently have accents, report goat experts
How would the 'Buffett rule' affect marginal tax rates?
Why are so many dolphins beaching themselves on Cape Cod?
How Starbucks became the darling of American gun owners
Rep. Paul Ryan: Payroll tax fight 'caused damage' to GOP (+video)
Will Mitt Romney use Rick Santorum's tax returns against him? (+video)
'Colbert Report' off air; network offers no explanation
New voice in drug-war debate: businessmen who are feeling the pinch
Iran to Europe: Want oil? Meet these demands.
US blames al-Qaida of Iraq for Syrian bombings
Paul Ryan as GOP vice presidential candidate? He doesn't say no (+video)
How Sweden busted Estonia's economy
Mortgage rates inch up, but downward trend continues
Afghan peace: Karzai, Ahmadinejad in Pakistan for talks
Apple unleashes Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Point of view: An oasis of color and calm
As violent Puerto Rican drug trade seeps into mainland US, Washington must act
How a black hole survived the destruction of its galaxy
'Ghostbusters 3': Is Bill Murray out?
Charles Dickens as journalist
Got your driver's permit? Top 5 things to know about your car.
Chapter & Verse
Bill O'Reilly's new book will “answer many questions” about JFK's assassination
Sarkozy seeks presidency again, promising 'strong France'
Reader recommendation: God's Secretaries
Putin on trial? Fake video goes viral in Russia (+video)
10 best books for readers ages 7 to 9
Special Forces in Afghanistan: not just taking out terrorists anymore
The Circle Bastiat
Why the food stamp program is a fraud
Russian TV station faces probe over coverage of opposition rallies
Retirement plans? Don't forget about state, local taxes.
Obama must support India-Pakistan rapprochement
Solar power: cheap electricity for world’s poor
Global News Blog
Iran sanctions: Why India is in a tight spot
North Korea marks Kim Jong-il's birthday: Why's his son so quiet?
Terrorism & Security
Israel, US dismiss Iran's most recent nuclear progress claims
US to seek life sentence for underwear bomber, saying he remains a threat
American Idol concludes Hollywood week amidst swooning contestants
Black History Month and a celebration of unselfishness
Payroll tax deal: Congress moves toward agreement
Latin America Monitor
Honduras fire reflects dire state of prisons in Latin America
The Simple Dollar
Why you should pay for car repairs with a credit card
After surviving sectarian mob, Egyptian Christians expelled from village
Angry Birds joins Facebook in bid to reach 800 million users