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Monitor Articles for January 15, 2013
Wal-Mart hires vets: Cure for vet unemployment or PR stunt? (+video)
House approves $50.5 billion in Sandy aid (+video)
Gay marriage: A big debate in the smallest state
College shooting: 2 killed, 1 injured in Kentucky
Horse meat found in burgers — traces of pig, too
Soot is No. 2 global-warming culprit, study finds (+video)
New York passes tough gun laws: 'draconian' or trailblazing? (+video)
How much do you know about Inauguration Day? Take our quiz.
White veins of Mars: Curiosity hits 'a jackpot' in quest for wetter past
Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Florida property rights case
A mixed bag for manufacturing
Digital fingerprints on Red October spyware point to Russia ... or do they?
Pakistan's political crisis: Is democracy endangered?
French will triple troops in Mali, prepare for ground fight
Stocks climb as retail bump trumps debt worry
'I've been stolen' says abducted 5-year-old after being found
'Gun Appreciation Day': who might show up, and why that matters
The Monitor's View:
After French intervention in Mali against Islamist rebels, now what?
Bestselling books the week of 1/17/13, according to IndieBound*
As IAEA arrives in Tehran, Iran braces for full force of US sanctions
My Beloved World
Chapter & Verse
Dan Brown's new novel 'Inferno' links Langdon to Dante
Is Kenya the future of oil?
Obama's debt-ceiling strategy needs GOP cooperation
How the French got to airstrikes in Mali: A briefing from Bamako
Should 'good' hackers be protected by law?
Rep. Sander Levin: Debt ceiling standoff may make tax reform harder
Reader recommendation: Last Night in Twisted River
Chapter & Verse
'Fifty Shades of Grey' will be released in hardcover editions
The New Economy
Home, car sales getting back their groove
11 essential books for dog lovers
Detroit auto show: Honda reveals 'Urban SUV Concept'
Clean-energy subsidies: Do we need them? (+video)
Stir It Up!
Cookbook Review: My Year in Meals, by Rachael Ray
Latin America Monitor
Haitians heap the nation's burdens on a half-ton cross
US-Europe fight over airline emissions could help talks on climate change
Time to raise debt ceiling: Does public back approach of Obama or Boehner? (+ video)
'Jurassic Park 4' gets a release date
Obama and gun control: What actions could he take on his own?
Japan's Abe: Will the hawkish nationalist have to rule as a moderate?
Retail sales increase 4.7 percent from last year
Flying with kids: 4 tips for parenting while flying with toddlers
Memories of its own civil war dampen Lebanon's desire to help Syrian refugees
Father, sons die hiking after missed turn in Missouri mountains
Pakistani stock exchange on edge after court orders prime minister's arrest
How I came to accept guns – to a point
France beefs up security in wake of Mali intervention
'Red October' malware found snooping on Russian state networks
Pakistan's court order to arrest the prime minister unsettles nation (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Mali rebel fighters better prepared than first thought: French officials
How Democrats might get to 'yes' on gun control
In India, SELCO brings solar power to the people
After Newtown shooting, New York to pass toughest gun controls in the US
Five brokers' secrets you should know before trading online
How to get high school dropouts into 'recovery'?
Will a makeover improve the GED's value?
Look for the open door
Coca Cola obesity ad: Do soft drinks make you overweight? (+video)
Facebook 'mystery' event: A search engine in the works?
This winter, try a 'togetherness trip'
The Reformed Broker
Debunking the Warren Buffett debunkers