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Monitor Articles for May 2, 2012
Florida A&M hazing charges underscore larger problem
US, Afghan deal has plenty of loopholes
Blind Chinese activist now wants to leave country
'The Scream' sells for record amount at New York auction (+video)
Gingrich exits race, endorses Romney
San Diego student forgotten for days in DEA cell
Why does Ann Romney keep calling Mitt a 'wild and crazy' guy? (+video)
Google Doodle contest: young artists vie for site's 1 billion viewers
Pentagon signals 'acute' problems in Afghanistan, even as US cuts forces (+video)
Saints 'bountygate' suspensions: Is Roger Goodell fighting football itself?
Iconic ‘The Scream’ to be sold at auction. How Munch will it fetch?
13 charged in Florida A&M University band member's hazing death
European Space Agency to explore Jupiter's moons (+video)
Harvard and MIT to offer online courses. A step in lowering college costs?
Stocks mixed after lackluster jobs report
'Torture memos' author can't be sued for harsh interrogations, court rules
5 award-winning mystery novels for young adults
A Difficult Woman
'Top of the Rock': 8 inside stories about NBC's 'Must See TV'
Target waves goodbye to the Amazon Kindle (but Nook can stay)
Junior Seau remembered as fierce NFL competitor
A filmmaker breaks down ballet stereotypes
New Jersey mother arrested for allowing toddler into tanning booth (+video)
Plants flowering much faster as global temperatures rise (+video)
Four unusual shade perennials to try
Black Ops 2 brings the Call of Duty franchise crashing into the future
Reader recommendation: The Good War
Tony Awards will include nominees from the musical 'Newsies'
SpaceX software hangup delays first private launch to space station
Black hole emits humongous energy burst (+video)
ADP: Private sector adds 119,000 jobs
Florida A&M hazing: Charges could clip violent traditions (+video)
Latin America Monitor
Why everyone wants to be like Brazil
Concerns ahead for Egypt's election monitoring
The Monitor's View
Why economics is still the 'dismal science'
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng: What we know now
Five things to know about Freedom House's latest global rankings
Is lull in US-Iran tensions just calm before the storm? Talks will tell.
Were dinosaurs in decline before the asteroid?
Microsoft to release $99 Xbox 360 with Kinect?
Humongous fleas gorged on dinosaurs, report scientists
Bin Laden raid one year later: Pakistan's Army untouched
Would you pay $849,000 to park your car in a garage?
SpaceX: Private launch to space station now delayed indefinitely
The Incredible Hulk getting his own movie – again?
The Simple Dollar
Credit card debt: What can you do about it?
Mortgage rates stay under four percent
Jimmy Kimmel still at it: What's with Romney and the rubber chicken? (+video)
Mandatory elementary-school violin classes are a hit
Aung San Suu Kyi's historic moment: 5 things to know
Will Charles Taylor ever face justice for crimes in Liberia?
Comcast stock: Earnings up. Price falls from peak.
Screen-Free Week: Mom, baby couldn't hack it without iPhone, iPod
Text messaging apps: solution to texting while driving accidents?
Color-changing artificial muscles make the wearer disappear
Spotify releases iPad app. Was it worth the wait?
The public library as community center: books, latte, yoga
US must focus on upcoming leadership change in Afghanistan
Occupy movement seeks new recruits. In New York, it found some. (+video)
Tony nominations honor inventive 'Peter and the Starcatcher'
Russian media: True, we're 'not free' - but we're not Zimbabwe.
Egypt political chaos threatening to foment actual chaos
Obama's agreement with Karzai in Afghanistan short on specifics (+video)
My dinner with Reagan
Was it right for Elizabeth Warren to identify as a minority? Will voters care?
'Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down': 5 memories of living in Paris
Teenage nose piercing, Jewish tradition create parenting dilemma
Chapter & Verse
Why doesn't Stephen King pay more in taxes?
Oldest human blood cells found in surprisingly well-preserved 'iceman,' say scientists
As war wanes, how will US military retain its best warriors?
One hot French presidential debate: genial tortoise vs. mud-slinging hare (+video)
Mitt Romney is a Swiss-bank-account-owning liar. So says Newt Gingrich. (+video)
DC Comics’ ‘Second Wave’ launches today with four new titles
Aung San Suu Kyi takes Myanmar parliamentary oath
Facebook unveils organ-donor status option
Chinese activist pressured to leave US embassy, says friend (+video)
Dodge Dart: high-mileage Aero coming in a few months
The Voice: Who made it to the finals?
Occupy 2012: Day 1 of protests yields a mixed review (+video)
Cleveland bridge plot: Anarchists angry with corporate America
11 dead in Cairo protest clashes
Ethikus offers a service to find ethical, sustainable businesses
Five challenges for the IRS's new capital gains reporting rules
Jessica Simpson baby born, tabloids scramble for new obsession
Newt Gingrich bids farewell: After messy campaign, what next?
What did Andy Pettitte say about Roger Clemens and HGH? (+video)
With blast, Taliban respond to Obama: 'You need to focus on leaving' (+video)
The language that unites us
World's largest McDonald's: A big ad for obesity, say British doctors
Terrorism & Security
Al Shabab strikes Somali lawmakers
China activist Chen Guangchen: 'I'm free. I've received clear assurances'
Trying youths as adults hurts families and taxpayers, but not crime