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Monitor Articles for June 8, 2012
'Car Talk' to end, leaving void in mechanics-who-talk-like-Noël Coward niche
Oil prices edge down, near October lows
Hubris from Ahmadinejad: prelude to compromise on Iran nuclear program?
Men ordered to trial in attack on SF Giants fan
How a shrimp's 200-lb. punch could lead to better football helmets
'Private sector is doing fine'? Obama retracts as GOP mocks
The Monitor's View
A big step toward 'designer babies' – and big questions
Belmont Stakes: I'll Have Another won't run, but it's still a horse race
Facebook App Center goes live for mobile users
Florida scientists reduced to holding bake sale to fund NASA
Egypt's Islamists give secular parties equal role in constitution writing
Florida vows to defy Justice Department, continue with voter purge
What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2012? New MacBooks, more Siri.
Three things to watch for in Euro 2012
US seeks 10-year sentence for Whitey Bulger's lover Catherine Greig
Bizarre Arctic discovery baffles NASA scientists (+video)
Google Earth, now in 3-D!
Triple Crown shocker: I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont Stakes (+video)
'Car Talk' radio show: Magliozzi brothers calling it quits
Is Liberia turning into a haven for militant groups - again?
Iran's nuclear program: 4 things you probably didn't know
Obama tells Congress, Europe to get in gear
Reader recommendation: A Trick of the Light
Ahead of Rio +20 summit, UN sounds environmental alarm (+video)
The Simple Dollar
Personal finance: It's rarely black and white
Stir It Up!
How to make strawberry jam
Norwegian court gets to heart of Breivik trial: Is he sane?
As Syria morphs into a regional crisis, Annan 'contact group' a good place to start
Mali: Clashes show cracks in alliance of Tuaregs and Islamists
Neutrinos totally do not travel faster than light, say scientists (+video)
Is Mexico's leading presidential candidate a retreat from democratic progress?
Along Syria's volatile border, rebels, rabbits, and ambushes
Car Talk hosts, Tom and Ray, to avoid all radio work
African HIV activists want a new model for prevention
I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont Stakes
Is France ready for its trailblazing new first lady? (+video)
Space Shuttle Enterprise sails to New York
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding: movie review (+trailer)
Lola Versus: movie review (+trailer)
'Ultimate Christian Wrestling' directors discuss their documentary about the unusual sport
The Reformed Broker
Yes, dividends. Almost always.
David McCullough: Wellesley teacher says grads 'not special' (+video)
Why Mitt Romney raised more money than President Obama in May (+video)
NBA Eastern finals: James leads Heat over Celtics in Game 6
Spain's biggest hurdle to a bank recovery: public distrust
Dog hero in Ghana rescues newborn baby
Beyond standardized tests – teaching empathy
Bob Welch, Fleetwood Mac guiarist, 'just wanted to make the music he loved'
Stir It Up!
Coronation chicken salad
NATO apologizes for civilian deaths in Afghan airstrike
Battleground states receptive to Obama's Bain Capital attacks
Decline of American satellites is a matter of national security
Chad Ochocinco announces Patriots release on Twitter
Chapter & Verse
Why America forgets the War of 1812
Are we underestimating the US job market?
Syrian forces shell Homs neighborhood, activists say. Troop assault next?
Latin America Monitor
Cold war defense treaty under fire in Latin America
Panetta: Militant havens testing limits of US patience with Pakistan
Teen texting and driving: More than half admit to doing it
As 'Prometheus' debuts, why 'Alien' remains a cinematic icon 33 years later (+video)
British woman rowing across Pacific solo rescued after typhoon
Tornadoes damage homes, train in Wyoming, Colorado (+video)
Euro 2012: Dutch team endures racist taunts at practice
LeBron James takes Heat to Game 7 with Celtics
Mister Rogers goes viral in PBS remix of 'Garden of Your Mind'
Terrorism & Security
World powers watch IAEA talks for signs of Iranian flexibility (+video)
Should we delay the tax cut debate until 2013?
India's feisty – and effective – environmental champion
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