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Monitor Articles for July 18, 2012
Congress will allow the military to continue sponsoring sports
New invasive, swarming insect found in the US for the first time
What does it mean to be 'middle class?'
Justice Scalia says he and Roberts aren't feuding
Judge orders Tennessee county to allow new mosque to open
Laszlo Csatary: Hungary arrests 97-year-old alleged Nazi war criminal (+video)
The Daily Reckoning
A crisis veiled in public spectacle
Can Romney ride out the storm over his unreleased tax returns?
Have archeologists located Mona Lisa's skeleton?
How GOP could be forced to raise taxes this December
Massive bombing rocks Damascus: why it didn't break UN logjam on Syria
The Simple Dollar
Learning to love the leftovers
Video shows highlights of SpaceX Dragon ISS docking
Jump in housing starts, earnings send stocks up
Bus bombing: Why in Bulgaria, and why look to Iran?
Scientists find new alien planet, smaller and hotter than Earth
Ron Paul vs. the Federal Reserve: four epic moments
Families sue US for killing three citizens in Yemen drone strikes
Where is Jesse Jackson Jr.? As absence lengthens, pressure mounts.
Could dumping iron in the oceans slow global warming?
Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke: final battle ends on surprising note
The Monitor's View
Syria on the brink of liberty?
Who's looking to hire? Top 10 hard-to-fill jobs hold surprising lessons.
Kim Jong-un's 6 super-duper titles
Electric car-charging stations: Will market forces cut prices?
Astronomers discover oldest spiral galaxy in the universe (+video)
Keystone XL pipeline: Nebraska officials get tough on TransCanada
Why a grateful father helped raise $1.1 million to help veterans
To each his own niche
Libya's Goldilocks election: 'Neither Islamist, nor liberal'
450-year-old debt. Trillions owed. But will German village get repaid?
Obama turns to 'master teachers' to improve US math scores
An Olympic 'truce' on the tough streets of East London
Latin America Monitor
Armed with sticks, Colombia's Nasa tribe attacks a military base
James Joyce: A New Biography
Global News Blog
On Mandela's 94th birthday, some South Africans express ambivalence (+video)
Reader recommendation: Brave Companions
Syrian rebels' confidence grows after bombing hits Assad's inner circle (+video)
Pioneer Anomaly solved: No need to rewrite physics just yet
Global News Blog
Got an appointment with Vladimir Putin? Better bring a book.
AT&T's new shared data plan saves money, but not for everyone
'Cyborg' allegedly attacked over camera implants
Housing market rebound? New-home starts notch a post-2008 high.
Chapter & Verse
Some good news for the book business
Stir It Up!
Chilled avocado and cucumber soup
With military draft reform, Netanyahu learns he can't please everyone
Ousted lesbian Boy Scout leader delivers petition
Alcohol and drugs: why parents should talk to their teenagers
FBI dive team may aid in search for missing Iowa girls
Bus full of Israeli youth explodes in Bulgaria, killing at least three
'Dark Knight': Angry comments section closed by Rotten Tomatoes
Google maps go off-road, in-doors, and to Antarctica
Register to vote through Facebook? Washington reveals new app.
Yemen's power vacuum could provide window for secessionists
As blast rattles Syrian regime, defecting general reemerges in France
NASA hopes Mars rover landing will be 'grand and profound'
Gigantic iceberg breaks away from glacier in north Greenland (+video)
How to jump off the fiscal cliff into a tax cut
Marissa Mayer: Yahoo's new CEO reignites working mother debate
The Reformed Broker
On brink of 'financial cliff,' at least one analyst remains hopeful
Child abuse tied to housing crisis? New study finds links
Multi-telescope view two million times sharper than human eye reveals black hole
NASA says Mars Odyssey orbiter will likely recover from glitch (+video)
Disintegrating Greenland glacier photographed from space (+video)
Why Obama's 'you didn't build that' line may bite back
4 writers who stretch the limits of their craft
US must kill and capture terrorist leaders as soon as possible. It works.
Four steps to success in Afghanistan
Chapter & Verse
'Game of Thrones' and 'Hunger Games' inspire baby names
As Mayer joins Yahoo, enthusiasm runs high but earnings slip lower (+video)
Kim Jong-un gets another title in bid to show his importance (+video)
The Entrepreneurial Mind
Higher tax rates for small businesses may lead to fewer jobs
Chapter & Verse
'Poetry of the Taliban' – will it find an audience in the US?
Why are 12 million children singing to Nelson Mandela?
'Toy Story 4': Pixar's other sequels will come first
Sharing local knowledge helps farmers succeed
Chicago: A gang shooting, a stray bullet, an innocent victim
Now, the northern supply line hit: 22 NATO trucks bombed
Why Sheriff Joe Arpaio insists Obama birth certificate a fake (+video)
In Foxconn's iPad factory, a window on Chinese hopes - and frustrations
Custody battle: Panel to standardize rights for military parents
Six-foot lizard on the loose: Hide your chihuahua
In Chicago, heat and homicide stoke fear and frustration
What did I forget to pack?
Terrorism & Security
As Syrian conflict intensifies, UN prepares to extend its mission
Barack Obama: First president who fails to raise as much money as opponent?
Top Picks: 'Reading Rainbow,' Ridley Pearson's The Risk Agent, and more
What will federal budget cuts mean for local economies?