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Monitor Articles for May 7, 2012
No government yet for Greece after Sunday's election
Obama unveils new ad campaign on economic recovery
Hollande election: future of austerity in Europe in doubt
Obama's vague gay marriage position in spotlight
CIA: We stopped "undetectable" bomb
China forces Al Jazeera to close Beijing news bureau
Buffett rule revenue would be huge
'The Avengers' sets weekend record. Is there a message for the industry?
Wisconsin recall election: Which Democrat will face Governor Walker?
The Circle Bastiat
Don't be fooled: Liberals and libertarians don't agree
'First Position' and other documentaries wow at the Montclair Film Festival
After falling, stocks recover from Europe elections
Clinton in India: a gentle reminder about all that Iranian oil (+video)
The Monitor's View
Europe looks for The Avengers
This is a debate? Mexico's presidential face-off a scripted affair.
Hollande, the man 'no one saw coming,' prepares to lead France (+video)
Forget Mother's Day: In China they get the gift of Moon month
The Simple Dollar
Freedom from debt is possible – with a plan
Tea party set to topple Sen. Richard Lugar. Could he try third-party run?
Did dinosaur 'emissions' help warm the prehistoric climate? (+video)
Germany frets, markets falter over French and Greek election results
A Disposition to Be Rich
Refugees use Facebook to keep scattered families connected
Gwen Stefani juggles motherhood with fashion, singing career
Did a copying mistake give rise to human intelligence?
George Lindsey remembered as 'Goober' on TV's 'Andy Griffith Show' & 'Hee Haw'
Battle for women's votes: 6 flash points
Reader recommendation: Matterhorn
Mystery death on Skype: What killed US captain in Afghanistan?
Hong Kong bubble? Housing prices rise.
'The Avengers' actor Clark Gregg and Stan Lee talk about the new film
Harry Truman: 7 quotes on his birthday
Heartland Institute's digital billboards make bombastic comparisons (+video)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorses gay marriage. Is Obama cornered? (+video)
François Hollande – no more 'Mr. Pudding'?
Hugs and happiness: One family's resolution to greet with love
Putin steps up to run a vastly changed Russia (+video)
Mitt Romney brood grows, twin grandchildren born using surrogate
Why Ron Paul's big wins in Maine and Nevada matter (+video)
The Reformed Broker
Greece's Golden Dawn Party a scary development for Europe
Public-private teamwork helps save Connecticut's threatened alewives
Russia's one-man brand
Six-year-old singing LMFAO song suspended for sexual harassment
They opened their home – and hearts – to South Africa's abandoned babies
What the French elections could mean for Afghan security
Readers Write: Israel could be a threat and Obama should be praised on Iran
Amid battles, Boko Haram offers dialogue with Nigerian president
Obama's lead over Romney shrinks in 12 swing states
France and Greece elections: Threat to Eurozone recovery?
Syria holds an election despite months of fighting
Terrorism & Security
US hostage Warren Weinstein makes plea to Obama in Al Qaeda video (+video)
Gerhard Schröder: Don't strangle Europe with austerity
French president-elect Hollande promises 'kinder, gentler austerity' (+video)
'America's Most Wanted' helps nab Illinois Ponzi fugitives
Title IX case? Boy banned as 'too good' for girls' field hockey team
Women and 3D help 'The Avengers' set box office record (+video)
Greece election results cause problems for bailout plans (+video)
Mother's Day: What happens when mom misses it? Guilt or growth?
Stock market fallout: Europe elections spook traders
Stir It Up!
Meatless Monday: Wild ramp and lemon risotto
Unity and spirituality in Russia