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Monitor Articles for September 26, 2012
Chinese court upholds $2.4 million fine against Ai Weiwei (+video)
Zimbabwe's president says Gaddafi's death as tragic as Ambassador Stevens'
Julian Assange lashes out at Obama's UN free speech comments (+video)
Where are the gay voices in ads for gay marriage?
Doctors' advice to keep older patients off the road can save lives, study finds
'I care,' Romney declares, as he duels with Obama in Ohio (+video)
Amid rise in high school hazing, concern over increasingly sexual nature
Hillary Clinton drops strong hint that Al Qaeda was behind Libya attack
Mitt Romney tells voters: If I'm elected, don't expect huge tax cuts
Time to refinance your mortgage? Rates hit historic lows.
The ultimate cruise control: California OKs driverless cars
iPhone 5 will see Google Maps app by end of year: report
Coal makes a comeback in Europe
Europe unrest reverberates on Wall Street
Spain's troubles worsen, sparking new phase for euro crisis
Sharing the plug: the evolving etiquette of charging stations
The Monitor's View
Why NFL referees must be model judges
Ann Romney on Jay Leno: How did she do?
Pranksters nominate girl for homecoming queen and get their comeuppance (+video)
Bill Belichick fined $50,000 for ref grab
Todd Akin: Why some Republicans are now supporting him
For Obama, reality meets idealism in ties with Muslim world
Iran's Ahmadinejad touts 'new world order' not led by 'arrogant' powers
Replacement refs gone by Sunday? Labor talks hurried after 'national joke.'
Contractor picked for earthquake-damaged Washington Monument
Andy Williams remembered for 'Moon River,' TV shows
The Simple Dollar
Walk your way to financial (and physical) health
Would Japanese nationalist Abe's return to premiership fuel row with China?
Baja earthquake rattles Mexico, but causes no injuries
Why is Brazil the new America? Hint: water.
New world requires new strategies
A 'work boots' diplomat
Guide to top diplomacy programs
School lunch protest video: “We are Hungry” parodies new menus (+video)
Are the United States and Israel threatening Iran?
Texas spanking: High school district expands corporal punishment
Twin blasts rock Syria's army command headquarters in Damascus
Birth control: NYC schools dispensing morning-after pill to girls
Elizabeth Warren and Cherokee heritage: what is known about allegations
Polls show Obama with big leads in Ohio, Florida. Could they be wrong? (+video)
Hazing by a California soccer team: Where does fun become abuse?
Amid Madrid protests, Catalonia bumps up elections in independence push
The Reformed Broker
A crumbling Europe tests America's foundation
Chapter & Verse
Will J.K. Rowling return to Harry Potter?
Stir It Up!
Chapter & Verse
Neil Patrick Harris will release a memoir in 2014
Latin America Monitor
International Monetary Fund warns Argentina on bogus statistics
'War on coal'? Why Obama might not be industry's worst enemy.
The impact of declining oil exports
3 views on what the US should do about Iran's nuclear program
Reader recommendation: The Wind In the Willows
Russian NGOs in panic mode over proposed 'high treason' law
The new classroom is a factory
California governor paves way for driverless cars
This '1 percent' helps nonprofits solve architectural problems
Romney, the middle-class and taxes
A 'green' peek at America's largest coal plant
Mindy Kaling discusses her new show 'The Mindy Project' (+video)
Queen Elizabeth leak: Why the BBC apologized for airing her views
Difficult is not impossible!
Austerity protests in Greece turn violent
McCaskill hits Todd Akin with new ad, raises 'legitimate rape' remark
What does Mitt Romney need to do in the presidential debates? (+video)
The solution to cleaning fracking water? A sponge
Terrorism & Security
Twin bombings shake Syrian capital as UN debates how to end the fighting (+video)
Can GOP survive its 'minority problem'?
Oil prices fall as gloomy economic outlook persists
The Simple Dollar
Cheap dates can be priceless
Production delays slash Tesla revenues
Bacon shortage? It's coming, British group warns. (+video)
Facebook IPO was not a failure: Diller
Medicare drug plans: Steep hikes loom for millions
Hubble Space Telescope reveals extreme view (+video)