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Monitor Articles for July 30, 2012
California nuclear plant: Up and running by year's end?
When did modern culture begin? (+video)
Colorado shooting suspect spends a second day in court (+video)
London 2012 fencing: First gold medal won by Ukraine
Curiosity's Mars exploration: Is it worth the money? (+video)
GOP moderate from Ohio quitting his seat. Is he punishing his party?
Arizona 20-week abortion ban upheld by US judge
Religious freedom report: World is sliding backwards, Clinton says
Colorado shooting: If not gun control, then bullet control, lawmakers say
How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs
Ryan Lochte finishes fourth as other swimmers steal the Olympic show
Obama N.Y.C. fundraiser: Is NoMad hipper than Sarah Jessica Parker's place?
Olympics: Swiss soccer player sent home for racist tweet
Start date for human civilization moved back 20,000 years or so
College rampage threat 5 days after the Colorado shooting leads to arrest
Inside Aleppo: Rebels repulse Syrian tanks, civilians dodge shells (+video)
Zara Phillips negotiates tough equestrian course as royal cousins spectate
Colossal human sculpture unearthed in Turkey
Olympics track & field: 5 athletes to watch
iPhone 5 set for late Sept. launch: report
London 2012 fencing: Tearful appeal by South Korean delays finals
Mountain Lion roars off to record start
How much cyber security is enough? Companies wary as Senate weighs bill.
The Monitor's View
An opening for gun control after Colorado shooting and charges on James Holmes
Reader recommendation: SEAL Target Geronimo
Mars rover 'hardest NASA robotic mission ever attempted,' says NASA (+video)
Democrats move to include gay marriage in platform
Colorado shooting: Suspect is charged, no word on death penalty (+video)
The Reformed Broker
Mitt Romney: Could a victory mean a stock market surge?
Mitt Romney in Jerusalem: Another city, another gaffe (or two)?
Iraqi officials still being killed in large numbers
Apollo landing flags still fluttering in lunar breeze (+video)
NASA's $2.5 billion Mars rover faces tricky landing (+video)
J. K. Rowling: 10 quotes on her birthday
GM cars get WiFi for pedestrian safety
Mars Curiosity rover to seek signs of life on Red Planet (+video)
London Olympics: US catches China in total medal count
Huge landslides spotted on tiny moon (+video)
What is a 'blue moon' anyway?
Olympics outrage: Should Jordyn Wieber be in the all-around final?
Romney visit: Poles disappointed with Obama foreign policy
National Cheesecake Day. Possible Olympic link. Real cheesecake deals.
Mitt Romney says he's been audited by the IRS. Does that matter?
Termites: Altruistic, poisonous suicide bombers
How Bill Clinton's prime-time convention speech could hurt Obama
Chapter & Verse
'Cloud Atlas': 6-minute trailer stokes excitement – and book sales (+ video)
An Olympic-sized flap over Taiwan's flag
Russian punk rockers challenge close church-Putin ties (+video)
Global News Blog
Afghan war: Who's in charge, again?
Distracted walking: Smartphone-wielding pedestrians stumble into danger
How hot is it this summer? One of the three hottest since 1950 so far.
At end of rocky Europe tour, Romney visits Poland
Cheney critical of Palin VP pick
London 2012 fencing: US women knocked out, will China get its first gold?
State and local budget cuts hurt the recovery
Flags from Apollo moon landings still standing, new photos reveal (+video)
Gems in your crown
Romney unworried about Newsweek 'wimp' cover
NASA Curiosity rover to seek water on Mars (+video)
Prominent climate change denier now admits he was wrong (+video)
James assumes leadership role as Team USA humbles France
Readers Write: How to eliminate tax breaks (and the deficit); Wake up, 99 percent
London Olympics, what to watch today: Missy Franklin and men's gymnastics
Stir It Up!
National Cheesecake Day
Latin America Monitor
Supersized Brazil: Obesity a growing health threat
My son and guns: Living in a gun culture, he must understand them
Massive India blackout leaves 370 million hot and bothered
After Aurora: the role of media violence
Pass a Violence Against Women Act that protects American Indian women
Apple, Samsung to face off in trial over control of US smartphone market
Olympic women's gymnastics: Gabby Douglas and parenting gold
25 ways to strengthen your community
Mitt Romney angers Palestinians with 'racist' speech in Israel (+video)
The Simple Dollar
Baking soda and vinegar: the only cleaning products you should ever buy
Olympics gymnastics: 5 athletes to watch
Tracing America's green roots
The Reformed Broker
Is prop trading dead?
If Colorado shooting was premeditated, can James Holmes plead insanity? (+video)
Latin America Monitor
Does oil giant Chevron want Chavez to win reelection in Venezuela?
Terrorism & Security
As Syrian government gains ground in Aleppo, it loses its people (+video)
Mitt Romney and Obama's big ideas for saving the economy? Not this election.
Men's gymnastics: how John Orozco shrugged off Olympic-size insecurities
Samsung Galaxy phones v. Apple iPhones? In court, advantage Apple.