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Monitor Articles for January 11, 2013
Can police use your silence against you? Supreme Court to decide.
Astronomers report largest structure in universe. Will it upend theories?
The Simple Dollar
The joys and tribulations of shopping with children
Standardized test backlash: Some Seattle teachers just say 'no'
Want to send a Facebook message to Mark Zuckerberg? It'll cost you.
Afghanistan war: US to shed combat duties sooner (+video)
Stocks rise; S&P 500 just below 5-year high
Afghanistan: The challenge of 'good' vs 'bad' militias
Boeing 787 to undergo FAA review. Is electrical power at fault?
Ohio school to arm janitors, receives support from parents
Police in schools 'not the answer,' coalition says, urging broader strategy
EPA cites Shell for air pollution in Arctic drilling
As French forces hit rebels in Mali, Paris wants to avoid Europe's Afghanistan (+video)
With Chávez's health in doubt, so is leadership of Latin American left
'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'Argo' capture Critics' Choice Awards
Stir It Up!
Bean and bacon soup, and a Newtown remembrance
Judge delays arraignment for accused Colo. shooter James Holmes
Where do big deficits come from? James M. Buchanan had an idea.
'We are millions': Victims of organized crime in Mexico seek justice in new law
Sen. Jay Rockefeller to retire. Can Republicans seize opportunity?
Michael Moore, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady and others turn out for Cinema Eye Honors documentary awards
Natural gas vs. Matt Damon: the furor over 'Promised Land'
Hope for US economy: Young black men as entrepreneurs
France launches military operations in Mali against Islamist rebels
Obama's State of the Union speech to be Feb. 12, as more 'fiscal cliffs' loom
With Wikivoyage, Wikipedia makes foray into world of travel guides
School shooting in California: Student told teacher, 'I don't want to shoot you'
Chapter & Verse
McDonald's in UK will distribute books rather than toys
Words for Congress to live by: Stop fighting, start fixing
Chapter & Verse
Indie bookstores report strong sales for 2012
Sean Penn plays a mobster with twisted relish in 'Gangster Squad' (+trailer)
Energy security means power made in the US (+video)
Maggie Smith stars in 'Quartet' (+video)
On UK-EU shuffle, David Cameron claims Obama support
For Saudi Arabia's foreign domestic workers, employers' word is virtually law
Police: BBC's Jimmy Savile targeted vulnerable for sex abuse
Oscar nominations: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' star Quvenzhane Wallis takes nom in stride (+video)
Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D' TV series great for 'the whole family,' says ABC president
Missing 13-year-old: Utah girl found unharmed after two-day disappearance (+video)
Snooki tips for Kimye and more: our parenting news roundup
SOCCKET energy-generating soccer ball powers up poor villages
Evan Connell dies: Author penned book on Custer's Last Stand
Python on plane wing captured on video
FAA calls Boeing 787 Dreamliner safe, begins comprehensive review
Turkey, Kurds disagree over who was behind Paris killings
Boy abducted from Indiana in 1994 found in Minnesota
Destiny's Child reunites for a new single
Lawyers for accused Colorado shooter not ready to enter plea
Police: Some of 14 hostages freed from L.A. clothing store were assaulted
What the 'fiscal cliff' deal means for states
Hollande: France will help Mali after Islamists take town
The Monitor's View:
Three years since Haiti earthquake: Learning the art of listening
Play at school: Recess, and these games, boost child development
Chinese reporters say censorship leaves them 'dancing in handcuffs'
If disappointment sets in
Terrorism & Security
Fate of Syria's Assad complicates international peace efforts
Video games next on Joe Biden's quest to stop gun violence (+video)
As Obama meets Karzai, future troop level in Afghanistan isn't only big issue
Jimmy Savile used celebrity status to commit 214 sex crimes, police report
Tanzania withdraws bid to sell 'legal ivory;' Kenyan poachers kill 12 elephants (+video)
American Express to slash 5,400 jobs
Why the FAA wants a closer look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (+video)
Tesla's lips zipped on Model S electric car sales figures
Eric Schwarz and Citizen Schools give inner-city kids a leg up
Top Picks: 'Downton' returns, a celebration of the funny women of the small screen, and more
Stative verbs – I'm lovin' them
Surprise! California has a budget surplus