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Monitor Articles for August 3, 2012
Top Picks: The History Here phone app, Missy Higgins' new album, and more
How to escape from a black hole
Five myths about Mars
Roger Federer, in three-set marathon, shows the heart of an Olympian
'Seven minutes of terror': Mars rover landing will be a nail-biter
Romney tax returns: Could Reid’s unsubstantiated attack hurt Democrats?
With golden finish, Michael Phelps passes torch to America's rising stars
Ideas. Big, glib, unsupported ideas
Tanning mom pale: Patricia Krentcil says she's done with tanning
Wait ... that's an Olympic event?
For one Saudi woman athlete, participation is a victory
How will the Curiosity Mars rover phone home? (+video)
NASA awards $1.1 billion to Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Chick-fil-A: Will the controversy hurt chain's expansion plans?
MSL? EDL? A guide to NASA's Mars rover lingo. (+video)
2012 Olympic quiz, Part II: Are you a gold medalist?
The New Economy
US jobs report eases global gloom
Olympic viewing: The sparks of family bonding can reduce ‘withdrawal’
The Imposter: movie review
How 'pro-regime' Aleppo became one of Syria's biggest battlegrounds
Jude Law in '360': movie review
EA sues Zynga for allegedly ripping off its games
Mysterious black hole type perplexes, bewilders
Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones in 'Celeste and Jesse Forever': movie review
Leaked version of Windows 8 reportedly hits Web
How culture and politics collided over a Chick-fil-A sandwich
Congress goes on summer break: Top 5 things it left undone
Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corporation to share $1.1 billion from NASA (+video)
Jobs report has something for both Obama and Romney
Why does NASA's Mars rover have a laser beam attached to its head? (+video)
Nearly half of North America's aerosols come from Asia, Sahara
Tom Brady: 10 quotes for the football star's birthday
World of Warcraft loses a million subscribers. Can pandas save it?
The Monitor's View:
Whispers of peace in Syria
India plans 2014 Mars mission
Consumer Energy Report
Fact sheet: How much does fracking really affect climate change?
NASA launches $1.1 billion deal with private spaceflight companies (+video)
Venezuelan fencer rides wave of Olympic-gold-glory – on public transportation
NASA Mars rover: What if we find signs of life? (+video)
'The Bourne Legacy,' 'The Campaign' are two movies to look for in August
Stock market jumps at news that economy added 163,000 jobs in July
Illinois Megabus crash: Bus made in 2011, inspected days ago
Pussy Riot trial: Putin expresses hope for 'correct decision'
High school reunion: Why return to those embarrassing memories?
Pakistan's extremists whip up frenzy over Burma's Muslims
US jobs added, but report details aren't so rosy
Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel in Total Recall: movie review (+trailer)
London 2012 shot put signals weekend packed with track and field
Bamboo farming takes pressure off Kenya's forests
Latin America Monitor
Brazil: So hot right now
The MINI Olympics: Meet the games' tiny auto helpers
Good Reads: on Americans' shared economic values, and scandal in China
Never say always?
List of legislation left undone as Congress departs for vacation
Wife of China's Bo Xilai goes on trial next week
Latin America Monitor
Historic corruption trial begins in Brazil
The Simple Dollar
Is sneaking food into a movie theater ethical?
Rescue dog: Who has date night abandonment issues – owner or Albie?
Chapter & Verse
Marilyn Monroe: Anything but a dumb blonde
Vt. man accused of crushing 7 cop cars with tractor due in court
Stir It Up!
Watermelon, cucumber, and mint sorbet
North Korea's Kim Jong-un hosts first diplomat as new leader
Vast humanitarian crisis in Sudan – again
How to tell Mitt Romney is no 'wimp'? Take that, Harry Reid.
The Entrepreneurial Mind
Jobs outlook still bleak for small businesses
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' denies origin and legacy of slavery
Terrorism & Security
Aleppo on the verge of full-scale battle as UN vote on Syria looms
Mitt Romney's tax plan doesn't add up
One-time skinhead Arno Michaels helps youths respond with compassion
Chick-fil-A protesters plan Friday 'Kiss In' for gay rights (+video)
7 favorite books as chosen by a preschool class