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Monitor Articles for May 4, 2012
Oil prices fall to six-month low. Gas to follow.
Karl Marx: 10 great quotes on his birthday
Jobs report: The stall has arrived
Samsung, reigning smart phone champ, preps Galaxy S III
Student loans: Do Republicans really think program is socialist?
The 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: A quiz
Osama bin Laden papers cast his successor as a pompous know-it-all
Facebook IPO poised to be America's biggest ever
J.T. Ready: portrait of enigmatic vigilante at center of Arizona rampage
Iraq's unity tested by rising tensions over oil-rich Kurdish region
How Keith Haring accidentally invented the museum gift shop
Hunger intifada? Palestinian prisoners wield new-old tool against Israel.
Sen. Dick Lugar trails GOP rival in poll. A surge of tea party power?
Keystone XL pipeline: TransCanada tries again
The Monitor's View
America's open door to Chinese activist Chen
West African bloc prepares to send troops into Mali and Guinea-Bissau
Netherlands bans tourists from buying marijuana. Yes, in Amsterdam, too.
First Position: movie review
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: movie review
With meager jobs growth, 'time running out' for Obama (+video)
Researchers tinker with bird flu: Are enough safeguards in place?
Can the US tax system be fair?
'Amazing Spider-Man' trailer shows a dark story
Linda Evangelista suing ex for $46,000 a month in child support
How to self-publish an e-book
French candidate Hollande's projected win could change eurozone's course
Giant sinkhole forces Florida family to evacuate home (+video)
Sen. Rand Paul knows how to fix the TSA: end it
The New Economy
Unemployment rate hits three-year low. Hooray? No, boo!
Global News Blog
Faced with Breivik's unflinching account, Norway surprises world with its civility
Russia threatens to take aim at NATO's missile defense shield
Ukraine denies prison mistreatment of Tymoshenko
Total unemployment goes flat
Report: Kenyan forces abused ethnic Somalis near border
US stocks fall on disappointing jobs report
War over #Julia: Has Obama campaign set a trap for Republicans?
Ted Nugent is back! Does Mitt Romney wish he'd zip it? (+video)
Chapter & Verse
Google asks judge for library suit to be dismissed
For a 2012 Obama win, hip-hop stars must 'Barack the vote' like they did in 2008
Why Bin Laden disapproved of Al Qaeda in Yemen, Iraq, and Somalia
Syrian forces kill teenager in another Aleppo attack, reports say
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's next step: Study at a US university? (+video)
Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor for tests. End of nuclear power?
Farmers' markets go online
Good Reads: Politics of withdrawal, fossil fuels, and media freedom in South Africa
Vogue bans too-thin, underage fashion models as unhealthy
Chapter & Verse
How a murder changed China as it moved toward World War II
Graduation 2012: Top 8 tips for parenting the grad
The Simple Dollar
Don't celebrate paying off a credit card with more spending
Tough rhetoric on Boko Haram from the Christian Association of Nigeria
Supermoon Saturday: Why it's the biggest, brightest of 2012 (+video)
How to stop 'the end of men' – bring it on
Birthday gifts for a 4-year-old: iPhone, Angry Birds, and Temple Run
Mother's Day 2012. What moms really want. Really?
Will a new constitution make Zimbabwe more democratic?
Ayatollah Khamenei gives Iran nuclear talks unprecedented legitimacy
Chen Guancheng's friends and family detained and silenced by China (+video)
Iran goal: To build a nuclear bomb in 60 days, says Israel minister
Terrorism & Security
Taliban suicide bombing in northwestern Pakistan kills at least 19
A conversation with 'Someone' I love
American Idol: No place for Skylar Laine in the Top 4 (+video)
Stir It Up!
Cinco de Mayo recipe round-up
Keith Haring: Painter, activist, and one of the original street artists (+video)
Keith Haring: 10 books by and about the artist
Walking in a woodland garden