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Monitor Articles for April 16, 2012
Breivik tears up at anti-Muslim video
Military embarrassed by Colombia prostitution scandal
UN decries North Korean rocket launch
GSA Executive Takes Fifth Amendment
'Buffett rule' fails, but it will be back
How 'Caine's Arcade' raised $164,000 for a boy from East L.A. (+video)
Mitt Romney's flip-flop on stay-at-home moms: Will it matter?
Iran nuclear talks: why, this time, both sides are staying positive
Mitt Romney faces massive shortfall on personal popularity
Tax deadline: 5 quick tips to avoid an IRS audit
Roger Clemens trial: Can federal prosecutors nab a sports star at last?
Why Education Department may be safe for now, even though it's a GOP target
Manufacturing activity slows
Troublesome Karakoram glaciers getting bigger, new study suggests
Texting and driving: the role of teenage passengers
Tax Day history: musings on the eve of the tax deadline
Ann Romney aside: stay at home moms and the "mommy wars"
Pulitzer Prize for history, but not for fiction
Stocks close mixed; Dow up 71
Are EVs worth it? Study helps calculate savings on emissions, fuel.
AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims
Why Ron Paul is still in the presidential race
GSA scandal: Congress gangs up on bureaucrats behaving badly (+video)
The Simple Dollar
De-cluttering tip: Pack a 'sell by' box
Mitt Romney's big plans overheard, showing why he's Mr. Cautious
Jim Yong Kim selected as new World Bank president
Space Shuttle Discovery to swoop over National Mall (+video)
Apple stock losses drag down the Nasdaq
Pentagon: More personnel possibly involved in Colombian sex scandal
Egypt's ad hoc transition plan
Pakistan moves to reopen NATO supply lines, but US ties remain frayed
The Monitor's View
Artful diplomacy with Syria and Iran
Syrian activists to rebels: Give us our revolution back
Catmint is purrfect with roses
The Reformed Broker
Does good weather boost consumer spending?
Boston Marathon is a hot one, but is it the hottest marathon ever?
Everyday heroes: 11 tales of American heroes
Lindsey Vonn pays over $1.7 million in back taxes
In increasingly urban France, farmers still wield political clout
Astronauts bid farewell to Space Shuttle Discovery (+video)
Secret Service sex scandal: Could it lead to blackmail? (+video)
Himalayan glaciers could be growing, new study finds
Karzai blames NATO and Afghan officials for allowing Kabul attacks
Tax deadline: Why you get until April 17 this year to file your return
Bigger scandal in Latin America than US secret service: US drug hunger
Cote d'Ivoire's commitment to democratic principles questioned
Coup predictions: Africa doesn't look as volatile as you might think
Retail sales increase
Gregg Williams audio and Saints bounty program test my football faith
Global News Blog
In Milan, more residents answer to Hu than Ferrari
Space Shuttle Discovery mounted on 747 for ride to Smithsonian (+video)
The New Economy
Currency move latest sign of China's transformation
Obamas gave 22 percent of their 2011 income to charity
Bill Cosby says Trayvon Martin case is about gun ownership, not race
Stock market mixed: Retail sales up, Barbie sales down
Latin America Monitor
8 taxi drivers killed in Mexico: why are they targeted by cartels?
For the economy to grow, it has to be fair
Militaries vie for Arctic edge as ice cap melts
Boston Marathon: The village in Kenya where the elite train
'Iron Man 3' to have Chinese story line
Ma Jun helps Chinese find out who's polluting and shame corporations into cleaning up
In March, President Obama raises $53M for campaign, Democrats
Taliban storm Pakistani prison: nearly 400 freed
Drug policy and Cuba headline Summit of the Americas (+video)
Congress to investigate General Services overspending this week
Global warming mystery: Some Himalayan glaciers getting bigger
Terrorism & Security
Anders Breivik trial gets underway in Norway as defendant claims self-defense (+video)
Tornado warnings saved lives, but sirens aren't enough (+video)
Year of Reversible Loss
A 'spam filter' for your thinking
Student loans: What will you owe? Check here.
Readers Write: Is America's gun culture useful or dangerous?