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Monitor Articles for February 29, 2012
Gioachino Rossini, procrastinator extraordinaire
Debris from tsunami to reach West Coast, join Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Alien calendars would probably include leap year
Davy Jones, cast as lead singer for 'The Monkees,' was heartthrob for millions
Ohio school shooting: why the gun owner won't be held accountable
Leap Day asteroid to whiz past Earth
The Reformed Broker
Manufacturer needs and worker skills don't match up
World's cheapest gas: Top 10 countries
Storm system causes damage in Kentucky, flash-flood threat in West Viriginia
Ron Paul's new ad: Is he attacking his 'wingman'? (+video)
Windows 8 launches in preview mode
Leap Day a creation of tricky math and history
Google privacy changes go live tomorrow
Where You Were Headed
Top Picks: Tenor Salvatore Licitra, the miniseries 'On Death Row,' and more top picks
Egypt moves to defuse crisis over NGO trials
Five places we might find life in our own solar system
As Election 2012 nears, Hollywood Republicans are braving the limelight
Facebook reveals plans for mobile ads
North Korea nuclear moratorium: Will it last?
EU to Ireland: your referendum won't stop EU financial treaty
North Korea to suspend nuclear activity in exchange for food: 5 key questions
Support for gay marriage rises among California voters, poll finds
Obama and GOP: What's holding up corporate tax reform?
WTO chief Pascal Lamy: World must change the way it measures trade flows
Say hi to the Raspberry Pi, the $35 computer
The Monitor's View
Syria protests must stick to nonviolence
'The Avengers' trailer shows invading aliens and the Hulk in action (+video)
Nine dead as tornadoes rip from Branson, Missouri, up to Illinois
Is Mars sucking water from its own atmosphere?
Davy Jones remembered as 'The Monkees' teenage heartthrob
Apple hits $500 billion marker
Apple creates comics and graphic novels category for iBookstore
Moon acts as mirror, reflecting telltale signs of life (+video)
Humongous prehistoric fleas fed on dinosaurs, couldn't jump
A Congress with no room for Olympia Snowe and other centrists?
Storm, tornadoes damage Missouri, Illinois, Kansas; kill 9
The Simple Dollar
Investing 101: How to invest your retirement savings
Chapter & Verse
E-book readers are buying plenty – but not in bookstores
Leap year: why we have a need for the occasional Feb. 29
North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities (+video)
Chapter & Verse
PBS specials will explore Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee
T. rex bite much worse than previously thought (+video)
Latin America Monitor
Long distance relationship: Haiti's bid to join the African Union
Those defending US Constitution from sharia must have failed high school civics
Why Rick Santorum really needs Ohio on Super Tuesday (+video)
Mortgage rates: Where's the bottom?
Did Democrats mess up the Michigan primary results?
Why Gioachino Rossini's music is so funny
Rethinking Carbon Dioxide (CO2): from a pollutant to a moneymaker
Mistaken identity? Top Al Qaeda leader Saif al-Adel probably not arrested in Cairo.
Rupert Murdoch's son gives up newspaper job after months of scandal
North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium, US says
Ship's anchor cuts Internet access to six East African countries
The Circle Bastiat
A democracy funded by the few (it's not the US)
Leap year flight of fancy: how to remake the calendar with no leap day
In a tight French election, Sarkozy is suddenly everywhere
Deadly tornadoes hit Branson, Mo., Illinois, and Kansas (+video)
Arizona, Michigan primary results restore Mitt Romney as GOP front-runner
Clean energy: Another solar firm lays off workers
Terrorism & Security
Reports: Netanyahu will push Obama hard on Iran
Interpol arrests Anonymous hackers: Do they warrant the attention?
American Idol: Why is Jermaine Jones in Top 13 boys?
Prayer for Homs, Syria
Violence in Western China underscores uptick in minority unrest
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 'beam' phone unveiled
In economic rebound, housing woes remain
You've heard Gioachino Rossini's music, even if you've never heard of him
Leap Year: this day in the history of Feb. 29
3 really good new novels with unusual anti-heroes
Reader recommendation: Naked