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Monitor Articles for May 30, 2012
Boy played dead to survive Syrian massacre
EU calls for "banking union" to fight debt crisis
Edwards trial: still no verdict after eight days
Obama to Romney: congratulations on winning the nomination
With nomination in hand, Romney turns focus on Obama
French journalist released by FARC says captors were respectful (+video)
More sanctions for Syria as US targets bank
The Reformed Broker
Could gold really be on the ropes?
Peter Carl Fabergé: How Communism crushed the Faberge egg
Southern Great Plains could run out of groundwater in 30 years, study finds
How 'Hatfields and McCoys' became cable's biggest-ever hit
Is Donald Trump secretly supporting President Obama?
Another sordid case of campaign fund misuse? Sen. Mark Kirk says no.
As fears about Europe's future worsen, the Dow closes down
The Daily Reckoning
New signs of global slowdown darken analyst's economic outlook
Unemployed veterans skilled in doing jobs, not in finding them
Your teen is ready to drive? Here's how to pick a driving school.
Spelling Bee: The final 50 will compete for $30,000
Latin America Monitor
Colombia's FARC releases French journalist
SpaceX Dragon capsule will soon be earthbound again
The Monitor's View
Righting wrongs in China depends on rights
Doc Watson, innovative guitarist and 'positive icon' for Appalachian region
Consumer Energy Report
Oil subsidies: Surprise! Liberals are fans, too.
What would happen if Greece exited the eurozone?
Facebook opens office in Dubai
The horror in Syria, the cold realities of international action
Voracious kudzu bugs spread across South. Are they boon or bane?
Apple will 'double down' on Siri, says CEO Tim Cook
Charles Taylor sentence welcomed by mom who sheltered Liberians
Reader recommendation: Radioactivity
In Saudi Arabia, a quiet tide of reform
Saudi girls find freedom in cleats
Bestselling books the week of 5/31/12, according to IndieBound*
US Treasury bond yields hit record low as eurozone worries mount
Taylor's 50-year sentence draws mixed reactions in Liberia (+video)
Decoding tomato DNA: Genetics could yield sweeter fruit
The Circle Bastiat
Huge mortgage debts keep the housing market tumbling
Exclusive: Veteran Lebanese fighter trains new generation of jihadis – for Syria
NBA Western finals: Spurs extend streak in defeating Thunder
How Peter Carl Fabergé is the Steve Jobs of bejeweled eggs
How climate change destroyed one of the world's largest civilizations
Bob Dylan awarded Medal of Freedom. What does that say about US? (+video)
Mitt Romney has won the nomination. What next? (+video)
'Les Miserables' first trailer debuts online
Two earthquakes in two weeks test Italians' morale
Stir It Up!
Green olive and bacon pizza
Another sign of Myanmar reform? Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Thailand.
UN sees significant drop in Afghan civilian casualties
Enormous forest fire in New Mexico sets state record for acres burned (+video)
Repsol 'almost certain' to end offshore oil drilling in Cuba
Transit of Venus: Early 'tape measure' for size of our solar system (+video)
A mom thanks Sendak for giving her son's “Jester” his jingle
Oslo police refute Breivik's claim of terrorist network, saying he acted alone
Charlize Theron: diapers, dogs, adoption, and some life lessons
With 'God on their side,' Romney and Republicans may very well prevail
Mortgage rates tumble to record lows. Again.
Next week's Wisconsin recall: a test drive of themes for Election 2012
10 voices for change in Saudi Arabia
Latin America Monitor
Rio scrambles to prepare for impending mega-events
Ambassador McFaul, driver of US-Russia 'reset,' becomes his own obstacle
'Delta Boys' director Andrew Berends talks about being arrested in Nigeria
Assange gets surprise chance to fight another day (+video)
'Once' more, as best musical?
Google Chrome OS lives on with big update, new hardware
Strengthen the euro and reform the European Commission
As gang warfare escalates in Chicago, can Facebook be a help?
How to avoid austerity but still fix the deficit
Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years in prison (+video)
Stir It Up!
Strawberry mango salsa
Five microcredit programs innovate to break the cycle of poverty
Tony Parker leads San Antonio Spurs to 20th consecutive NBA win (+video)
Doc Watson: North Carolina's blind guitar picker extraordinaire
Financial aid on a debit card? Students hit with extra fees.
'Expatriotism': the last refuge of a scoundrel?
Global News Blog
Aung San Suu Kyi's 'test run' outside of Myanmar (+video)
Bullying and suicide: Misinformation and hyperbole link them
Woman rescued from rubble after earthquake in Italy (+video)
Global News Blog
Why Zimbabwe's President Mugabe was named UN 'tourism envoy'
Facebook stock drops below $29 (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Syria massacre not enough to break UN deadlock over stronger action
Everything OK in the end?
Court rules WikiLeaks Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden (+video)
How Peter Carl Fabergé turned Easter eggs into precious art (+video)