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Monitor Articles for July 13, 2012
Are solar storms hazardous? It depends on how fast they move.
Why 'Made in China' is gold for US Olympic team
The Circle Bastiat
Sorens on Raico: Great minds think (mostly) alike
Lemurs likely most endangered vertebrates, biologists report
US charges two with trying to smuggle nuclear-related equipment to Iran
Happy Friday! JPMorgan launches stock market rally
Huge solar storm hurtling toward Earth this weekend (+video)
America's most popular zoos, and 7 ways to save
Obama says messaging, not policy, was his biggest mistake. Is that true?
Democrats renew bid to require big campaign donors to disclose
Jerry Sandusky scandal could cost Penn State more than $100 million
The Simple Dollar
If at first you don't succeed in the kitchen, try, try again
Hubble spots fifth moon orbiting ex-planet Pluto
Canada town hit by landslide; 4 thought missing
Family Portrait in Black and White: movie review
Jennifer Lopez exits American Idol: Who will be the new judges? (+video)
Union Square: movie review
Easy Money: movie review
Trishna: movie review
'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and 'The Lorax' battle for Chinese viewers
The Monitor's View
Barclays Libor scandal: Is truth an easy casualty in the digital age?
Michigan students sue school district for violating their 'right to read'
Drew Brees signs $100 million, five-year deal (+video)
Pluto's fifth moon: five fascinating facts (+video)
GameTanium: Verizon rolls out all-you-can-eat gaming service for $6 a month
Drought threatens to darken Obama reelection prospects
Giant solar storm barrelling toward our planet no big deal, says space weather forecaster (+video)
Oregon cave discovery sheds new light on American Stone Age (+video)
Cyberdefense: Should Americans be concerned about their privacy?
Wyoming fundraiser: Romney gets boost from Cheney
Global News Blog
Clinton to Myanmar: Keep up the reforms
Don’t get caught in the rain. Insurance for big day disasters
Guest blog: 10 Absurd Violations of Freedom of Association
What's really driving veep buzz about Condoleezza Rice?
First-ever video of snow leopard moms and cubs in Mongolia
Huge solar eruption could make for dazzling northern lights (+video)
Did Mitt Romney run Bain after 1999? Will voters care if he did? (+video)
Groupon stock hits lowest level since debut
Culture of clutter taking over American families, says new book
Rioting 'anarchy' in Belfast after token Orange parade
What's behind the 'outrage' over Chinese-made US Olympics uniforms?
Thanks to North Dakota, US waste of natural gas grows rapidly
Parking equality or misogyny: Town debuts ‘female only’ spots
Overdraft fees? Chase says not under $5.
US ruling reopens old 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland
'Fifty Shades of Grey:' Another series that is not for this mom
Thailand averts a political crisis
'Brave' princess breaks Disney stereotypes. Or does she?
'Oz: The Great and Powerful' trailer debuts at Comic-Con (+video)
Frugal innovation: the lessons of India's 'jugaad'
South China Sea meeting ends in stalemate
The Reformed Broker
From progression to regression: Wall Street moves into the closet
Congress fumes over US Olympic uniforms 'Made in China'
Latin America Monitor
Is Hugo Chavez a US security threat?
Betaworks buys social news site Digg, or what's left of it
Bullied bus monitor: one cog in a broken machine
Latin America Monitor
Mexico: victory of president-elect Peña Nieto challenged in court
Steven Tyler bids adieu to American Idol. Is Jennifer Lopez leaving too? (+video)
LinkedIn, Last.fm, now Yahoo? Don't ignore news of a password breach.
Fossils of ancient human ancestors found hidden in plain sight (+video)
Chapter & Verse
Heinrich Barth: the greatest explorer you've never heard of
Back to school already? Debate continues over year-round benefits
Michelle Obama death threat by D.C. cop under investigation (+video)
Is America becoming a 'socialist state'? 40 percent say yes.
Bonnie and Clyde weapons to be auctioned
Latin America Monitor
Can Colombian expert reform Mexico's troubled police force?
Will Louis Freeh report hurt Penn State football?
Rescue dog Albie arrives at his new home after a long journey
Terrorism & Security
British spy chief says Iran is two years from nuclear bomb
Massacre in Tremseh? Syrians deny it but evidence mounts
Bush tax cuts: Not a tax increase. A reset.
The way Life is
China adoption diary: A document goes missing; stanch the panic!
Jamie Dimon: JPMorgan trading loss grew to $4.4B
Good Reads: How South Sudan was born, how journalism must change
Stir It Up!
Italian tuna pasta salad
Why Tim Pawlenty remains high on Mitt Romney veep list