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Monitor Articles for May 21, 2012
Joplin seniors graduate after year of tragedy and triumph
30 days for Dharun Ravi in Rutgers suicide case
Jeep Wrangler recall: Are you eligible?
No verdict yet in Edwards trial
SpaceX will try private launch again on Tuesday
One year later, Joplin is on the mend
Big-screen blockbuster: Chinese conglomerate gobbles up AMC chain
Catholic groups take fight against Obama birth-control rules to court
Romney's record at Bain Capital is fair game, Obama says (+video)
Do public opinion surveys work anymore?
NATO to shed combat command in Afghanistan by mid-2013 (+video)
Stocks climb, breaking losing streak
Why Dharun Ravi got 30 days in jail in Rutgers webcam spying case (+video)
Can US group challenge overseas surveillance act? Supreme Court to decide.
Jeep Wranglers recalled for potential fire hazard
What causes wrongful convictions? Lies, mistaken eyewitnesses top the list.
US Chamber to Congress on transportation bill: You're doing it wrong
Chamber of Commerce president: don't overreact to JPMorgan losses
Facebook stock falls 11 percent in second trading day
Bullying legislation prompts opposition from conservative groups
The Monitor's View
Hope, resiliency, and unity mark the Joplin tornado anniversary
The Reformed Broker
Explaining the bumpy stock market
NRC chairman resigns amid battle over lessons from Fukushima
A tropical storm in May? How unusual is Alberto?
Obama's Cory Booker problem: allies undercut anti-Bain message
'Mommy Wars' are American phenomenon, says feminist French author
iPhone 3GS could get second life in developing markets: report
Mob assaults Mali's president, calling peace deal into question
Google Chrome edges out Internet Explorer. Will the lead last?
'Mad Men' examines the Hare Krishna movement
Israel: South Africa's desire to label West Bank goods is 'racist'
NBA playoffs: One series settled, others still up for grabs in weekend action
We Egyptians are still marching forward toward democracy
US to Pakistan: reopen supply route and we can leave Afghanistan faster
Nature versus nurture: our parenting expert’s two cents
Mixed reactions over Malawi's plan to repeal anti-gay law
Will Greek default really mean leaving the EU?
Readers Write: Natural gas won't save America
Robin Gibb was a great musician, not just a leader of a fad (+video)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt files for bankruptcy
American jihadi in Somalia writes an autobiography
Chapter & Verse
Neil Gaiman: one of this year's best commencement speakers (+ video)
Global News Blog
NATO: European missile shield 'provisionally operational'
Italy earthquake: modern buildings, not ancient ones, pose biggest threat (+video)
Thomas Hart Benton: A Life
Reader recommendation: Prairy Erth
Taiwan president says peace deal with China not a top priority
Samaritan's Purse helps feed those in need worldwide
Chicago Fed: US economy improving
Prom dress dibs on Facebook
Teenage drama: Parents, stay calm. It's not about you
West African group backs off intervention in Mali mess
The difficulty of supporting activists such as Chen Guangchen in China
Latin America Monitor
Chavez re-election: Many Venezuelan voters are undecided
Top 10 most expensive car repair mistakes
Thousands gather for world's largest solar eclipse party (+video)
Graduation dissonance: Is college tuition worth it? No. And yes.
Mrs. Eastwood, star of new reality show, talks family, boy bands
Syrian spillover: Beirut sees worst clashes in four years
Beyond Afghanistan, a weakened NATO can still write its own future
Tropical Storm Alberto expected not to make landfall
South Africa braces for verdict on murder of far right leader
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook status updated to 'married' (+video)
Mitt Romney's skewed praise of Bill Clinton
Jean Enock Joseph teaches self-help to lift Haiti
A happy home and an orderly home can come hand in hand
Postcard from NATO summit: What are all these people doing in Chicago?
Why aren't more conservatives donating to Mitt Romney?
Free bicycles help keep Indian girls in school
In Afghanistan, NATO exit plan raises concerns about stability (+video)
John Edwards trial jury deliberations continue Monday
'Ring of Fire' eclipse delights millions in Asia, US (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Suicide bomber kills scores in Yemen as government pursues Al Qaeda group (+video)
France says 'oui' to euro bonds, but Germany says 'nein'
Tech stocks exchange to change IPO auctions after Facebook glitches
Gold prices to climb if Greece gets fixed
Great garden flowers: A gaillardia with plenty of moxie
Stir It Up!
Meatless Monday: Apple onion cheese tart
Overcrowded prisons: what to do?
The Chen affair: How it highlighted blind spots in Beijing