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Monitor Articles for April 19, 2012
Panetta says US ready on Syria if required
Zimmerman case will likely go to jury
Rubio insists VP spot not in cards
Forget Romney: scandals plague Obama as campaign season begins
White House defends Secret Service director
Secret Service and US military: Why prostitution can end careers
Police search basement in missing boy cold case
Do you know the facts behind Arizona's immigration law? Take our quiz.
West moves toward backing more monitors for Syria
Keystone XL pipeline: New route, new problems for Obama?
Nebraska approves prenatal care for illegal immigrants
'Bachelor' show discrimination? Why prime time TV is whiter than in 1976.
Ted Nugent meets Secret Service: Was he singled out?
'Shad Planking' offers window on US Senate race in Virginia
Let the Bush tax cuts expire? It will cost American families.
Levon Helm: An appreciation
Stocks fall despite US company profits
Will visitors be allowed on board the Space Shuttle Discovery?
Latin America Monitor
Drug violence? Mexicans say Popocatepetl is a bigger concern.
Bumblebee gecko species a 'striking surprise,' say scientists
The Monitor's View
Containing Syria's chemical weapons
EU gives thumbs up to Sony's $2.2 billion takeover of EMI
Stir It Up!
Chocolate Belgian waffles
Intel's first Android phone, the XOLO X900, debuts in India
Levon Helm of The Band was roots rock pioneer, quintessential American musician
Latin America Monitor
Makeover for Rio's favelas: What is at stake?
10 of TIME's 100 'most influential'
Tunisia debate turns personal: 'Pray more and turn down that Metallica'
What Obama's plan for fixing the economy should be
Mexico's 'smoking mountain' lives up to its name (+video)
Polar bears emerged far earlier than thought, DNA study indicates (+video)
Trayvon Martin shooting: a turning point in gun rights debate?
World's next technology leader will be US, not China – if America can shape up
Mortgage rates fall below 4 percent. Again.
Peer pressure is part of texting and driving – teens can’t say no
Dick Clark: how a tax-accountant look-alike changed American music
Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at its new home (+video)
Olympics vs. dancing horse: Which one defines Mitt Romney?
'Arrested Development' creator Mitchell Hurwitz discusses season 4
Dick Clark: Music-TV mogul, restaurateur, investor, and entrepreneur
Latin America Monitor
Secret Service scandal: an embarrassment for Colombian city, too (+video)
Russia urges NATO to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014
Madonna's daughter smoking: Photo sparks parenting discussion (+video)
Brief Russia-West détente on Syria conflict comes to an end (+video)
The Bard's bash goes global
'The Raven': 5 other movies that turned well-known figures into action heroes
Gisele Bundchen is model for her 5-year-old designer-model niece
How Ted Nugent might fend off the Secret Service
The Reformed Broker
Morgan Stanley's turnaround
The firing of Brooke Harris: a teachable moment about free speech
Sudan declares war on South Sudan: Will this draw in East Africa, and China? (+video)
Are you a Helicopter Parent? Take our quiz
Global News Blog
Chronicle of a trial foretold: Breivik is following his manifesto's script
Leon Panetta: US military planning for greater role in Syria conflict
Chapter & Verse
Apple will fight the DOJ
Tax refund: It's time for 'mental' accounting
Tarek Mehanna: Punishing Muslims for free speech only helps Al Qaeda
Norwegian murderer Breivik had planned even more sweeping attack (+video)
Natural gas: Should America export its surplus?
'One Day on Earth' captures the variety of human experience
Secret Service tries to quell outcry, scandal takes political turn
The Simple Dollar
Borrow first, buy later
Dozens killed in Iraq bomb blasts Thursday
Does having children make you happy? For real?
Parents support limits on junk food in school vending machines
Ted Nugent gets call from Secret Service over violent election remarks
Vatican nun crackdown hits US group for 'radical feminist' ideas
Mom, the family columnist
Terrorism & Security
India tests missile that can reach China (+video)
Breaking the mocking habit
As Syria cease-fire wavers, rebels head back to battle in battered sedan, pickups
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest honors mentor, Dick Clark (+video)
Obama Romney dog wars: cultural lessons for the dinner table
A Magnificent Obsession
Reader recommendation: The Invisible Ones