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Monitor Articles for July 3, 2012
Why is Mitt Romney going to Israel?
Why did Pakistan open Afghan supply lines? (+video)
China adoption diary: over the pole, the odyssey begins
What's the 4th of July without fireworks?
Did guns trigger western wildfires? (+video)
JetBlue pilot: Not guilty, rules judge (+video)
Questions about chief justice's health-care ruling could have lasting impact
How do you find a Higgs boson? A crash course. (+video)
July 4th: Musings on the meaning of true patriotism
Is Obama really losing the money battle? A fundraising Q&A.
Amelia Earhart search missions begins: five others that failed
Pakistan opens NATO supply line in boon to US forces in Afghanistan (+video)
The Simple Dollar
High-tech swap meet: Exchange CDs, DVDs and books online
Andy Griffith: why we should remember him as more than 'America's Sheriff'
Stocks rise as oil prices, factory orders also climb
Pakistan to reopen key supply route to Afghanistan, after US apology (+video)
The Argentine president's secret weapon? A super-charged youth movement.
Iran nuclear talks: limited progress as both sides send military 'messages'
Are you a 'Real American'? Take the alternative citizenship quiz!
Supreme Court ruling on Medicaid tees up campaign issue
Tanker crash shows US firefighting fleet badly needs overhaul, critics say
Are bees able to rejuvenate their brains?
What will Twitter do in the case of the subpoenaed tweets?
Latin America Monitor
Forget democracy: let's talk Mexican hair, ladies (+video)
California bill could allow more than two parents per child
Economists squabble over how to best assess recovery data
China adoption diary: Join the odyssey to adopt Madeleine
Forget $60 video games. In China, 'Call of Duty' will be free.
Search for missing Amelia Earhart's plane wreckage begins in Honolulu
How exactly would a Higgs boson give a particle mass? (+video)
Win-win moment in Europe takes edge off summer of gloomy predictions
Obama and Romney scrap along battleground Florida's I-4
Will Obama's mini-'DREAM Act' produce massive fraud?
Chuck E. Cheese: Pizza chain mascot gets an overhaul
The Reformed Broker
Too much of a good thing? On the futility of market research
'Fiscal cliff': US must avoid even the threat of it, IMF chief warns
Biogas project helps Kenyan school save money, and trees
Kenyan police uncover Iranian bomb plot on Israeli targets
Alan Poindexter dies: Space community mourns NASA astronaut
Salman Rushdie, now the target of an Iranian video game
US apology to Pakistan unlocks NATO supply line (+video)
Charge your cellphone with a cotton T-shirt
Bestselling books the week of 7/5/12, according to IndieBound*
The Monitor's View:
The Internet needs its own ‘declaration of independence’
Lies, damned lies, and LIBOR: Barclays, Diamond, and a devalued benchmark
Andy Griffith dies: The last Great American Dad who knew best
Heat wave: Eastern US to see 'a resurgence of the heat,' say forecasters
'Fiscal cliff'? 'Sequester'? Your guide to Congress's code language.
Did all predatory dinosaurs have feathers? (+video)
Andy Griffith, beloved family TV actor, dies
Scientists say they are within a boson's breadth of finding 'God particle' (+video)
Spanking: Should you or shouldn't you? Recent study says no
CIA's harsh interrogation techniques: three key memos now online
Does Mitt Romney need to shake up his campaign staff?
Medicaid and the states: An offer they (still) can't refuse?
Why there will be no foreign military intervention in Syria
Direct foreign intervention is the only feasible option for Syria crisis
Why has 2012 been the hottest year on record in the US?
'Game of Thrones': HBO reveals new season 3 characters
No TV ads? Maybe not. NBC, FOX, CBS sue over ad-skip feature.
With Wii U, Nintendo tries to combine game worlds
Key part of firefighting fleet grounded after fatal S.D. C-130 crash
Windows 8 will be cheap, sort of
Chapter & Verse
One hotel swaps out Bibles for Kindles
Franz Kafka: 10 quotes on his birthday
Barclays scandal prompts furious public backlash in Britain
Chapter & Verse
Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman supports the historic existence of Jesus
Is it a tax or a penalty? Obama and Romney struggle to define aspect of healthcare law.
Global News Blog
Reporters on the Job: On the hunt for disappeared Chinese knockoffs
United Nations report shines light on 'Real Wealth of Nations'
Six missile sites to protect London Olympics
As utility crews scramble, 1.4 million remain without power after storm
Iran tests missiles that it says can reach Israel
Malia Obama: Old enough to be 2012 campaigner?
Google tablet: How it measures up to iPad, Nook, and others
Made in China: Why knockoffs disappeared from Beijing markets
Is Congress to blame for a downshifting US economy?
June auto sales: There's good news and bad news
The road to freedom
Terrorism & Security
Report: Syria tortures dissidents in 'archipelago' of prisons
Stir It Up!
Summer picnic ideas to celebrate the Fourth of July