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Monitor Articles for May 18, 2012
Appeals court upholds key provision of Voting Rights Act. Supreme Court could loom
'Day One': What Mitt Romney's new ad really tells us
The Entrepreneurial Mind
Starting a business? Structure is key.
Jeremiah Wright, white births: Time to talk race with kids
Facebook IPO stumbles: Why didn't it wow investors? (+video)
Facebook debut doesn't buoy stocks; Dow down 73
Afghanistan security for less? How low can NATO go?
Protesters in Chicago call for 'Robin Hood' tax
Prom progress: Less expense, more safety, less drama
Why historic SpaceX mission to space station will be so difficult
Are celebrity judges ruining American Idol and other talent shows?
The Reformed Broker
Will the Facebook IPO save online brokers?
6 stories about life with your adult children
'Thor 2': Chris Hemsworth talks about the super-sequel
As its banking woes mount, Spain ponders where to go from here
10 great books about cycling
China is a lead cyberattacker of US military computers, Pentagon reports
Why Americans Elect failed to find a presidential candidate
12 parenting advice tips from Bruce Springsteen lyrics
G8 summit: Euro crisis and possible 'Grexit' overshadow agenda
Stir It Up!
Lemon cake with lemony sugar wash
Has the tea party sold out? House freshmen aren't who they seem.
Polisse: movie review
The Circle Bastiat
Let's leave the labor market alone
Aishwarya Rai called fat: Are the West’s body image ideals spreading?
Preakness Stakes: Who to watch in the second leg of the Triple Crown
Mark Zuckerberg's IPO challenge: A company that can 'friend' the 99 percent
The Monitor's View
At G8 summit, US taps into Africa's 'cheetah generation'
Three lessons of Jeremiah Wright plan against Obama
Fannie Mae: delinquent loans dropping
Questions about Turkey as a democracy and military model
Hysteria: movie review
A Nigerian mass wedding to fight stigma of 'divorcee'
Doodle 4 Google: Why a pirate stormed Google's homepage today
Mississippi highway shootings: Suspect not a fake cop
Afghanistan after the US: What's next?
Latin America Monitor
Chile's car boom
David Beckham escorts Olympic flame upon arrival in UK
Chapter & Verse
Elaine Pagels discusses the Apocalypse
China rails at 30 percent tariff on solar panels
How to photograph Sunday's solar eclipse
Reader recommendation: All There Is
Bike to Work Day: Ditch the car. Pedal. Save $9,000?
Prom costs on the rise: gowns and shoes and limos, oh my!
Bonjour, Hollande. Ready for a gentle arm-twisting at the White House? (+video)
Latest evidence in Trayvon Martin case: Does it help George Zimmerman? (+video)
SpaceX private rocket to make history on Saturday (+video)
'Repair Cafes' reject a 'toss it out' culture
Superheroes arrive to rescue ... Hollywood?
To reward Myanmar for reforms, US eases economic sanctions, names ambassador
Lady Gaga target of a ban in the Philippines now
How to fix flawed Medicare budgeting
Advertisers and Facebook face an uphill battle. But it could be worth it.
Obama to unveil plan for helping African farmers
4,700 asteroids capable of catastrophic damage lurk near Earth
Diablo 3: Blizzard issues apology for Battle.net woes
Hollande-Cameron don't agree on much – except need to save the eurozone
Facebook IPO: Can it survive a downbeat market? (+video)
Humongous Volkswagen-sized turtle fossils discovered
GPS app usage rising among teenagers with smartphones
Latin America Monitor
Who is responsible for the Bogota, Colombia bombing this week?
3 ways the US can start an economic 'reset' with Russia
Stock market futures rebound as G-8 meet
Mansome: Men redefining 'manly,' and not just for laughs
What to Expect When You're Expecting: movie review
Why is Mitt Romney serving warm cookies to the media?
Who is Chen Guangcheng?
Terrorism & Security
Netanyahu: Iran won't take nuclear talks seriously
Each graduate's path of hope
Arby's: Michigan boy bites into severed finger in his sandwich
US mulls Nigeria's Boko Haram for terror watch list
American Idol: Joshua Ledet learns that three's a crowd (+video)
Candidate Aboul Fotouh highlights diversity of Egypt's Islamists
Good Reads: on optimism, rise of a global middle class, and geek revivals
The Simple Dollar
Making a big purchase? Knowing what you want pays off.
Top Picks: Historian Niall Ferguson on PBS, Carole King's demos, and more
Fixed mortgages: new lows for 15-, 30-year loans