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Monitor Articles for March 15, 2012
Tornado tears through Michigan towns
Foreclosures rise in 26 states
Goldman resignation tip of iceberg
Skydiver jumps 13.6 miles on path to world's highest jump
Violence Against Women Act: A political opening for Democrats?
'Masterpiece' for the masses
The next 'Potter'? 'Hunger Games' takes kids to darker, more violent place.
Why Taliban really decided to suspend talks with US
Obama strikes back at Republicans on high gas prices
Steve Martin tweets 10 funniest tweets not tweeted by Steve Martin
S&P closes above 1400, a four-year high
How does star-making start? For first time, scientists might get a glimpse.
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts
The Monitor's View
Future of China economy will force political reform
Reader recommendation: The Swing Vote
Apple stock touches (briefly) $600 a share
Why Obama is unleashing Joe Biden on 2012 campaign trail
Stir It Up!
Boxty: Irish Potato Cakes
Ethiopian Army attacks Eritrean military post in retaliation for rebel violence
Rejected fruit flies use alcohol to cope
Why do colossal squids have such colossal eyeballs? (+video)
New Obama movie: more love letter than documentary (+video)
8 dogs profiled in 'Soldier Dogs'
Taliban suspend talks with the US amid Afghan turmoil
Gun control: Will campus carry get boost from Virginia Tech ruling?
Pentagon seeks cheap, disposable satellites to observe battlefields
Funny moments with Jonah Hill in '21 Jump Street': movie review (+trailer)
The Simple Dollar
Get the most out of your crayons
The stickler's dilemma
Just at Dark
Afghan President Karzai's angry ultimatums have parallels in post-colonial Africa
World rankings: top 10 universities around the globe
Chapter & Verse
'50 Shades of Grey': What is the appeal?
Tiny particles send a message for the first time (+video)
Firefox 11, live this week, gets dev tools and add-on sync, but not much more
How did the moon get there? NASA videos explain.
To help Syria, apply a mix of 'soft' and 'hard' power
Study: Psychic ability doesn't hold up (+video)
Why Rick Santorum might not benefit from a Newt Gingrich exit (+video)
New frog species calls New York City home
Three in 10 young adults live with parents, highest level since 1950s
Leon Panetta's big task in Afghanistan is trust-building. Impossible? (+video)
US-Russia 'reset' gets a boost with Russian offer of airbase
Clint Eastwood: His wife and daughters will do family reality TV show
Latin America Monitor
Street gangs on the rise in South America: Are Central America's 'Maras' among them?
Global News Blog
A secret hero in Germany
The new iPad: a review roundup
China's leadership shakeup: Bo Xilai and 4 other names to watch
Is Rio de Janeiro the world's first 'smart' city?
Why is Ron Paul still in the GOP race - and what does he want?
Chapter & Verse
Cassandra Clare offers a few hints about her next Shadowhunters series
Will Mitt Romney lose women voters over Planned Parenthood remark?
Why Iran wants to beef up Zimbabwe’s military
Texas courthouse shootout suspect held on murder charge
Rod Blagojevich, second Illinois governor headed for prison (+video)
Five-rocket launch to edge of space delayed by radio glitch
Your native 'Soul-sense'
Obama help with Israeli preemptive strike on Iran would violate international, US law
Why Syria's Assad could hang on for a decade or more (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Afghans angry that shooting suspect flown out of country (+video)
Swiss couple, held by Taliban, 'escape'
Electric cars: Hawaii expands rebate fund
Bo Xilai: a stunning and highly public fall from grace in China (+video)
American Idol: The fall of Jermaine Jones and the rise of Joshua Ledet (+video)
Android patent trial set for next month
The Simple Dollar
Make your own Play-Doh
Prepaid debit card: new disclosure on fees