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Monitor Articles for February 9, 2012
Marines: Nazi flag was mistaken for their own
No Child Left Behind loosens grasp as 10 states freed from requirements
Steve Jobs: FBI file says Apple CEO could 'distort reality'
401(k) plans: Did yours grow? Most didn't in 2011.
Who is to blame for LA school sex abuse? Push for answers poised to escalate. (+video)
Catholic furor over birth control rule turns Democrats on one another
Creator of Revolution Muslim website, inspiration to US jihadis, pleads guilty
The Reformed Broker
The end of the small brokerage firm
Mitt Romney at CPAC: a chance for revival
Nuclear power: NRC approves first new reactors since 1978
The $26 billion mortgage settlement: who gets help and how
GOP threatens huge cuts to unemployment insurance
The Simple Dollar
Use public transportation. Save hundreds.
Enormous subglacial Lake Vostok could hold clues for alien life
iPad 3 unveiling set for March: report
Scientists unravel mystery of zebra stripes
Steve Jobs FBI file: What did his neighbors think about him?
Brazil's Petrobras names first female CEO
Asian, American continents about to collide (in 50 million years or so)
Bomb Iran? Nearly half of Americans say 'yes' to halt nuclear program.
Haley Barbour's mass pardons under scrutiny at Mississippi Supreme Court
Amazing 3-D images show how earthquakes warp the Earth's surface
Peyton Manning on the road to recovery?
102 percent tax rate? Really?
In Ireland, EU treaty on debt remains in doubt
10 most intriguing tablets of 2012
Why you should care about Lake Vostok
Washington State headed toward gay marriage: a sign of shifting attitudes
Supreme Court on TV? Senate panel advances bill requiring cameras in high court.
iPad 3: What's inside?
'Safe House' has solid performances with Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds
Why is NASA sending a penny to Mars?
Milky Way's enormous black hole gorges on asteroids (+video)
Latin America Monitor
Cuba embargo turns 50: is this what JFK intended?
Jobless claims drop
Valentine's Day: 10 literary lessons in love
Dunkin' Donuts turning a profit again
Chapter & Verse
Nancy Pearl: caught in the anti-Amazon backlash
Nigeria: is the recent oil violence connected to upcoming elections?
No Child Left Behind loses bite as Obama issues waivers
Despite complaints, House passes insider-trading ban 417-2
Marco Rubio, a CPAC darling, hammers Obama
The Monitor's View
The Obama birth-control mandate
Gorbachev talks! (And Putin won't like what he's saying.) (+video)
Study: Himalayan glaciers melting more slowly than thought, but seas are still rising
Who is Spain's Judge Baltasar Garzón? Five key questions answered.
Will $26 billion settlement from big banks repair US housing market? (+video)
If US wants to act in Syria, Turkey could be crucial ally
Duke upsets North Carolina with buzzer-beater
Crisis in Maldives: Police issue warrant for ousted president
Batwing: an African superhero for an American audience
Maggie vs. Gorby: the scene that ‘The Iron Lady’ forgot
Stir It Up!
Creamy mushroom and bacon soup
How Lake Vostok could transform our understanding of life as we know it
Women in combat: Pentagon opens door to front lines
Greece secures last-minute bailout deal, but it will hurt
Come March – Come April
Chapter & Verse
A new series for 'Series of Unfortunate Events' author Lemony Snicket
Despite Fukushima disaster, anti-nuclear activists fight uphill battle in Japan
Chapter & Verse
Nevada Barr: 'The Rope' is fueled by obsession
'The Bourne Legacy' trailer shows star Jeremy Renner's action experience
Nokia publishes policy on African conflict minerals
Rebounding economy: Unemployment assistance drops to four-year low
On the Economy
Ben Bernanke shows his mettle, again
Zebras may have stripes because horseflies hate them
Somalia's Al Shabab launches suicide attack ahead of talks
Iran evades US sanctions by paying with gold
Missing: my Republican party. Please help me find it.
The upside to sprawl?
Why Mitt Romney isn't worried about Rick Santorum, yet
Terrorism & Security
US drone strikes in Pakistan on rise again
Paddling down the Colorado River to surface its secrets
How Japan, US may break 18-year deadlock over Okinawa base
American Idol contestants crumble under pressure in Hollywood (+video)
If the weight of the world feels overwhelming
After the revolution, arts bloom in Tunisia
Global News Blog
In Prague, dumplings that say ‘Mom’
Windows 8 preview launch set for late February: Microsoft
The New Economy
Does Suze Orman’s prepaid card solve anything?
Mortgage deal could help 2 million Americans
FDR and Chief Justice Hughes
Reader recommendation: The Artist of Disappearance