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Monitor Articles for January 31, 2013
Catholic church releases sexual abuse files, relieves cardinal of duties
Alabama hostage standoff: Negotiators talking through a pipe (+video)
$68,000 for whale vomit? Beachcomber finds 'floating gold.'
Mexico City explosion: What caused the deadly explosion at Pemex HQ? (+video)
Most popular dogs: Labradors still top dog, but bulldogs are closing in
Beyoncé answers national anthem rumors, talks Super Bowl (+video)
Kerry Senate seat now has contested primary: Stephen Lynch hat in ring
Will the Super Bowl save energy?
Wal-Mart ammunition limit: three boxes a day
US economic backsliding temporary? Maybe not if 'sequester' hits.
Behind gun control debate, questions of what's practical, constitutional (+video)
Geraldo Rivera 'truly contemplating' run for Senate. Could he win?
Nissan aims to triple number of quick-charging electric car stations in US
McCain pounds Chuck Hagel in Senate confirmation hearing
Stocks slip lower; Dow logs strong start to year
Libya confronts energy security dilemma
Jackie Robinson: Hero on the field and on the battlefield
For Chinese studying in US, graduating into an uncertain future
Z10 and BB10: Are BlackBerry's new launches worth your time?
When dictators fall, so do their banknotes
Are human-caused and natural global warming different? Study says yes.
The investment tax plan: implications for lower rates on capital gains?
The French are winning handily in Mali
The Monitor's View
After Chicago shooting of girl, a fresh look at gang gun violence
Are iPhone and iPad developer jobs drying up?
Facebook on your computer, phone, and now in your wallet
Why Argentina is reaching out to Iran
Pakistan's top court squashes rumors, orders elections as planned
NRA president: Foes using 'emotion' of Newtown shootings to spur gun control (+video)
A first step toward calming Egypt? Political leaders renounce violence
Pakistan's Balochistan: Minerals, militants, and meddling
Why Iran's nuclear enrichment upgrade may be a 'game changer' (+video)
UN report: Israel's 'creeping annexation' of territory is illegal
A flood of memories: 60 years on, Britain recalls a deadly storm
'30 Rock': The 10 best episodes
Jackie Robinson will be the focus of this spring's new biopic '42'
Amid gun control debate, does 'skeet-gate' matter?
5 reasons why Africa is not ready to meet its own security needs – yet
Video: Sen. John McCain and Chuck Hagel tangle over Iraq
Global News Blog
What's behind Mexico's silence on immigration debate?
First Tibet 'self-immolation' convictions in China, as fiery deaths near 100
Jobless claims jump by 38,000
'The Americans': Was the series premiere worth watching?
Conflict in Mali shows US needs greater engagement in Africa
3 smart new historic novels
Timbuktu residents say 'Thank you God' that rebel Islamists are gone (+video)
Stir It Up!
Super Bowl recipe: Black gold 49ers cookies
Reader recommendation: The Energy of Slaves
Vijay Singh withdraws from Phoenix Open after admitting antler spray use
Nuke fast track? Iran plans to up uranium-enrichment capacity
Chapter & Verse
Hillary Clinton will release a memoir about her time as Secretary of State
Syria's allies warn of retaliation for Israeli airstrikes, but threats likely hollow (+video)
A chance to unlock Lockerbie? Cameron sending UK police to visit Libya
Maasai herders breed fewer, stronger cattle to resist climate change
Trayvon Martin trial date: George Zimmerman wants more time, more money (+video)
The fall and rise of Chuck Hagel: a good sign for US-Israel relations
Mali war pulls France's Hollande out of polling slump (+video)
Kids online: Social media sites can help develop identity, study says
Iceland teen allowed to use name not on official registry (+video)
Dog found in NM 18 months after leaving Kentucky home
BlackBerry: Re-named and re-designed, but can BB10 save the company? (+video)
Twinkies back in business? Hostess picks a bidder (+video)
TNT sale to UPS blocked by European regulators
Jackie Robinson honored by Google Doodle and Hollywood (+video)
Terrorism & Security
German visit offers Egypt's Morsi no relief from mounting pressures
American Idol: Papa Peachez unites Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj
Riches that are never depleted
Coke ad racist? Arab-American groups want to yank Super Bowl ad (+video)
The Simple Dollar
Is it time to trade in your car?
The treasure of a pirate tale