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Monitor Articles for August 22, 2012
Demonstrators protest alleged beating of black skateboarder by LA police (+video
North Korea's figurehead head of state will attend Iran summit
California governor declares state of emergency as fire threatens (+video)
Greek premier will meet with Merkel and Hollande in bailout extension talks
GOP controversy before convention, just a distraction or a nightmare?
Russia: West is 'openly instigating' Syrian civil war
Obama will bounce between battleground states during GOP convention
Ousted Penn State president ridicules Sandusky report (+video)
Mars rover Curiosity aces test drive, proving it can, indeed, rove (+video)
Antarctic Peninsula now almost as warm as 12,000 years ago
US-Pakistan tensions: Time to stop pretending we are allies?
Washington goes green? Three senators who drive plug-in cars.
Stock market erases losses on Fed signals
Prospect of new wave of austerity looms over Britain
Global News Blog
Centenarian sister helps Sardinian siblings set world record
Hay shortage sows distress among US livestock owners
Brazil: Mushrooming strikes put Dilma to the test
Tropical storm Isaac: 9/11 trials delayed as storm targets Guantánamo Bay (+video)
The Monitor's View:
Misdeal on Internet poker gambling
Microsoft shaves $40 off price of Kinect
Russia dismisses foreign criticism of Pussy Riot trial
Who will stick with Akin?
Gene Kelly: Still timeless after more than 50 years
CBO on 'fiscal cliff': newest estimate is gloomiest yet
Scientists could soon begin extracting nuclear fuel from seawater
Chapter & Verse
Navy Seal is reported to be publishing a book about the bin Laden raid
School gardens: Kids learn a locavore lifestyle
Ecuador's Correa says no hypocrisy in his defense of WikiLeaks' Assange
T-Mobile, MetroPCS join Sprint in offering unlimited data
Droughts send food prices soaring. 20 ways to save.
Israel's foreign minister wants new elections to replace Palestinian leader Abbas
5 top childcare options: costs and value, from day care to nanny
Chapter & Verse
Conservative books are leaping off the shelves, says Amazon. Liberal titles, not so much.
Is Ron Paul getting a raw deal from the RNC?
How's business in India? Watch Bangalore
Michael Strahan in talks to be Kelly Ripa's new co-host
Tropical storm Isaac: GOP's Tampa convention likely to be wet, but how wet? (+video)
As Ethiopia looks beyond strongman Meles, fears of instability (+video)
'The Office' spin-off gains two new cast members
Poll: Americans favor Obama over Romney for strengthening public schools
NASA finds spiny dinosaur prints at its Maryland campus (+video)
Prince Harry nude photos: A reminder we're all in the public eye
Mars rover Curiosity to go for first drive Weds. (+video)
Stir It Up!
How to peel and seed tomatoes
How to arrest Julian Assange without violating international law
After trial, Roger Clemens looks for some fun pitching again (+video)
Minor league baseball: Where do these teams play?
The Simple Dollar
How a short-term mortgage can save you long-term cash
Bullied bus monitor starts foundation with donations
3 smart novels for the last weeks of summer
An urban gardening project greens Johannesburg rooftops
Reader recommendation: The Passage of Power
Syrian forces shell two Damascus neighborhoods (+video)
Homeschooling: 5 stories from a mother who tried it
Latin America Monitor
Gentrification: a new word in Brazilian conversation
Chapter & Verse
'Dark Tower' adaptation stops but may start again
Congress must reform immigration laws that send top STEM graduates to China
Turkish leaders call for unity after deadly car bombing
Why Western retailers are scrambling to get a foothold in Indonesia
Tajik troops shoot at protesters, witnesses say
Most stolen car of 2012? The 'winner' is...
Prayer for Syrian refugees
Michigan battleground: Unions push to protect rights at the ballot box
The 'Superior' Galaxy Nexus: Is the next Google phone on the way?
Interim Ethiopian PM to stay on until 2015 elections
No Paul Ryan lift to Mitt Romney campaign yet, says new poll (+video)
Should Michael Dell resign? Dell continues PC sales slump.
Nine great cars for back to school
Republicans braced for hurricane Isaac: Will it hit Tampa? (+video)
Why Afghans are pushing for democratic elections soon
Detained Chinese activists return by boat from Japan
Almost 1 in 5 teens smokes or uses drugs at school, US students report
Could Todd Akin still win? (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Russia, US spar over threat posed by Syria's chemical weapons
Ryan budget is reforming entitlement? No. Destroying it.
How HDR helps your iPhone or Android camera 'go pro'