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Monitor Articles for August 29, 2012
Tweeting jihadists: The next generation of militants
When do budget cuts go too deep?
Two health groups sue US for failure on food safety
Karzai replaces top officials in Afghan Cabinet shake-up
Yosemite closes campgrounds, two dead due to deadly rodent-borne lung disease
Google+ brings business users into the 'circle'
Ryan promises he and Romney 'will take responsibility' (+video)
Ron Paul finally gets his moment at the Republican Convention (+video)
Three-judge panel grants George Zimmerman new judge
GOP convention coverage: Are more people watching online than at home?
Retailers prepare for possible ports strike next month
Is the end of late-night TV as we've known it near?
GOP convention: Who is the mystery speaker Thursday night?
UN chief Ban in Tehran: Is he coddling Iran or just doing his job?
Why did President Obama do a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything'?
Where do America's best (and worst) drivers live?
Stocks edge up on revised GDP
Should the Apollo moon landing site be a National Historic Landmark?
Sony unveils an alphabet soup of Android phones at IFA
Paul Ryan paradox: Voters like him, just not his ideas (+video)
Why no safe zone in Syria, yet? 5 complications
NASA telescope detects 'bonanza' of humongous black holes
The Monitor's View
How GOP, Democratic conventions can really educate voters
Pending home sales rise 2.4 percent in July
Audit the fed? Gold standard? Five new things in GOP platform (+video)
Beneath Antarctic ice, a potent greenhouse gas?
Samsung Galaxy Note II: Have stylus, will travel
China, hard times spur vigorous new push to expand Heathrow
Unplugging: One family puts away technology
College budget: 11 items students don't need
5 countries where the death penalty is legal but rare
New GDP numbers do Obama no favors
North Korea makes Paralympics debut. Does it signal a shift?
Frustrated by lack of protection, Kenyan churches sue government
Obama vs. Romney 101: Where are the sharpest divides?
The Paul Ryan budget: 5 go-to sources for understanding it
Chipotle cheating on pennies – or just saving time?
Hurricane Isaac: New Orleans withstanding storm with levees – and levity (+video)
As surrogate for daughter’s baby, Maine woman delivers her own grandson
Did Juan Williams go too far by slamming Ann Romney as 'corporate wife'?
The Simple Dollar
How monthly home maintenance will save you big bucks
Breakup of the eurozone would prompt global recession
Republican kids: When partisan politics stretch parent-child bonds
Richard Eggers arrested for fake dime in 1963. Fired in 2012.
Why you shouldn't use the phrase 'once in a blue moon' this week
As Isaac floodwaters top levee, Plaquemines ordered to evacuate (+video)
Ann Romney speech: The tired-mom theme and policy that can help
'Avengers' alternate opening shows an unexplored story arc
Who is Mia Love?
Sugar molecules – a building block of life – spotted orbiting star (+video)
The conservative case against voter ID laws
After Olympic 'warm-up,' Paralympics set to take stage in London (+video)
How can GOP steal young voters from Obama? Jobs.
Embers of War
Reader recommendation: High Steel
Should Congress get rid of tax-exempt municipal bonds?
Stir It Up!
A new baking trend: The savory cookie
Tatooine-like planet: Astronomers spot pair of planets orbiting twin suns (+video)
Katrina anniversary: Seven years later, Hurricane Isaac impacts Mississippi
Home sales hit 2-year high. Is the housing market back?
will.i.am debuts new single ... from Mars (+video)
John Locke: 10 quotes on his birthday
Chapter & Verse
Hilary Mantel's Tudor novels coming to TV
Egypt continues pursuit of Sinai militants
Iran presents its own cease-fire proposal for Syria at Non-Aligned summit
Latin America Monitor
US agents attacked in Mexico believed to be CIA
Hectic day at Amsterdam airport amid WWII bomb discovery, hijack scare
Mitt Romney vs fact-checkers: the welfare law dispute
Obama vs. Romney 101: 5 ways they differ on jobs
Navy SEAL book on bin Laden raid contradicts White House accounts (+video)
Do posted calorie counts help people make healthy choices?
IAEA forms special Iran nuclear watch group
Ann Romney speech: Did she help women voters warm to Mitt? (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Assad says he needs more time to win war as refugees overwhelm Turkey, Jordan (+video)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Bank profits up from 2011
Hurricane Isaac tests levees, knocks out power in Louisiana (+video)
Why Pentagon's progress against sexual assault is so slow
Paralympic Games: For Gaza's athletes, just getting to the practice track is a challenge
Pitcher irrigation brings vegetables to Pakistani desert
Back to school sticker shock? 5 tips to reduce the cost of college.
Ann Romney praises Mitt: The 'man America needs' (+video)