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Monitor Articles for June 27, 2012
Stand-your-ground defense falls short in Texas (+video)
Michael Phelps slips past Ryan Locht in 200 trials (+videos)
Obama takes bus tour to connect with average Americans
Surging Colorado wildfires forcing tens of thousands to flee (+video)
UN to hold emergency meeting on Syria as violence continues to rage
New? No thanks! 14 things you should always buy used
Astronomers use an old trick to open new window on extrasolar planets
Nora Ephron had rare, crowd-pleasing ability to mix humor and feminism
Myth busters: Consumer Reports takes on alleged gas-saving tips
Google Project Glass: Futuristic glasses prototypes to be sold for $1,500
Stocks rise on stronger US housing, factory data
Stockton, Calif., prepares for bankruptcy. Are other US cities at risk?
Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys
Reader recommendation: The Wandering Falcon
Gas prices poised to drop below $3 a gallon, as Fourth of July holiday nears
Were dinosaurs warm blooded? The bones point to yes. (+video)
The Monitor's View
Syria intervention of the right sort
Global News Blog
Top Pakistani and US generals meet as analysts question the value of military talks
Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus Q orb charge into Apple and Amazon territory
Ethiopia's terror conviction of journalist raises doubts on free speech
Letter to the Editor: UN mission in Haiti is not 'all about scandal'
Latin America Monitor
Hugo Chavez's answer to Disney World: Libertador Land
The Simple Dollar
Challenge accepted: Try keeping your weekends money-free
Anthony Davis eyebrows and 5 weird pro sports trademarks
Robot beats human at rock, paper, scissors. Every time.
Nora Ephron: 12 quotes to commemorate her life
Is Sudan having its own 'Arab Spring?'
Why some for-profit colleges could lose eligibility for federal aid
To Rome with Love: movie review
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: movie review
Stir It Up!
Cream-filled vanilla cupcakes
New method reveals atmosphere on 'Hot Jupiter' (+video)
'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane donates Carl Sagan's papers to Library of Congress (+video)
What war in Syria looks like: journalist killings, deadlier IEDs
DNC no-show list grows, and GOP crows. But are Democrats being smart?
The Invisible War: movie review
Chapter & Verse
Ayn Rand: filmmakers will try, try again
We are descended from bark chewers, 2 million-year-old fossil reveals (+video)
The Reformed Broker
Debbie Downers: The Street's day traders languish in slow market
Padlocks of love
130 rescued from boat of asylum seekers headed to Australia
Rep. Charles Rangel defies demographics, censure to win tough primary
Putin to Israel: Beware 'not that smart' wars, like ones in Iraq, Afghanistan
Sen. Orrin Hatch survives tea party primary challenge: how he did it
Summer activities for kids: A sprinkler as fun as Little Gym?
Sunscreen: Mom challenges school over kids' sunburn. Who's fault?
7 trillion degrees Fahrenheit: Atom-smashing physicists break temperature record (+video)
Taliban video shows grisly aftermath of attack on Pakistani soldiers
Alien attack! Americans pick Obama over Romney to battle invasion from space
Wimbledon 101: What you need to know
Title IX at 40: Most schools still aren't in compliance
Apple scores patent for inductive charging station
Home sales index rises in May, up 13.3 percent from 2011
Apple releases new Podcasts app for iPad and iPhone
1969 meteorite yields material previously unknown to science
Why NRA wants Congress to vote Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt
Waldo Canyon fire reaches 'epic proportions' (+video)
Merkel, Hollande sup on eve of monumental EU summit
Nora Ephron: Her 5 best movies
Race against time: Eastern Europe growing old before rich?
Historic handshake between British queen and Irish republican (+video)
Poll: Obama beating Romney in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (+video)
Forgive but don't forget, Myanmar comedian-turned-activist says
Debby weakens, but remains flood threat for Florida (+video)
Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps in 200-meter freestyle
Girls in science: Gender gaps still persist in STEM subjects
Health-care reform law: How Supreme Court ruling affects families
Sanford detective wanted manslaughter charge for George Zimmerman (+video)
Arctic drilling: US setting policy to protect environment, indigenous people
Student loans deal nears, but cost worries linger
Time to end the 'cold war' between Turkey and Israel
12 quotes from Helen Keller on her birthday
Refuse to be a prisoner
Obesity in America: Schools on the front line of the fight
The New Economy
Retirement plans: How to spot financial abuse of seniors
Colorado wildfire jumps perimeter, forces 32,000 to evacuate (+videos)
For Egypt's new president, getting elected was the easy part
Supersize America: Whose job to fight obesity?
Nora Ephron: Hollywood trailblazer of romantic comedies for smart women
Terrorism & Security
Syria's Assad: We are in a 'real state of war'
Apple iTunes store comes to Asia
Screenwriter Nora Ephron 'loved a good New York story'