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Monitor Articles for February 13, 2013
Detroit mayor points to 'signs of hope and possibilities'
Tim Cook describes bold future for Apple. But cheaper iPhones? Maybe not.
Pope Benedict XVI: A 'simple and humble worker' (+video)
Christopher Dorner: Sparing housekeepers led to undoing
Body burned in cabin? Where Christopher Dorner investigation goes now. (+video)
Global warming: Yet another threat to Southwest's iconic pinyon pine?
The New Economy
Obama proposes $9/hour minimum wage. OK, says business owner.
Obama's universal preschool proposal: Game-changer or federal overreach?
State of the Union address: What is Obama's 'energy security trust'?
In State of the Union, Obama calls for free-trade pacts of historic scope
‘Grand bargain’ on deficit reduction: RIP?
State of the Union address: Why no mention of coal?
New owl species makes biologists' heads spin
Obama's State of the Union and the great deficit debate
Stocks fall as McDonald's drags Dow lower
State of the Union 2013: A step forward on housing?
RoboTheater: Japanese robot actors take the stage
In US, big strides in reducing domestic violence
The Monitor's View
A soft response to North Korea nuclear test (+video)
State of the Union 101: Nine Obama proposals that might create jobs
Would harsher sentencing have saved Hadiya Pendleton?
Global News Blog
Pope Benedict XVI and the road not taken (+video)
Taco Bell: Cool Ranch Doritos-flavored taco coming March 7
Matt Damon's humorous video spotlights sanitation crisis
Obama urges a budget without brinkmanship. But can Congress stop the insanity?
Militants attack military base in Thailand's deep south, marines kill 16
Kenyan candidates trade barbs in first ever presidential debate
Stir It Up!
World’s simplest homemade fudgey brownies and raspberry coulis
Obama fact-check: State of the Union speech uses a few shortcuts
Why the Iran threat assessment may be easing – for now
Why Obama's executive order on cybersecurity doesn't satisfy most experts
Latin America Monitor
A glimpse of Mexico's new crime fighting strategy
Rubio reaches for water – and now he's putting out fires
State of the Union 101: Has Obamacare really slowed rise of health costs?
Ozone hole shrinks to new low
Immigration reform: Why many GOP lawmakers applauded Obama speech
MBA: Mortgage rates rise to 3.64 percent
Syrian rebels battle at military base near Aleppo airport
Asteroid worth $195B, asteroid miners speculate
IOC head Rogge to meet with head of wrestling association
Chapter & Verse
Pope resigning: Historian Jon M. Sweeney shares the story behind the last pope who quit
Debate on gun control should ask whether Congress has power to regulate
Chapter & Verse
Harry Potter gets all-new covers for paperback anniversary editions
Confronting Haiti's housing woes
Bestselling books the week of 2/10/13, according to IndieBound*
Israel struggles to maintain secrecy over Australian spy story
Ted Nugent slams State of the Union. Why did he rip GOP, too?
What does the federal government do with your money? Take our taxes quiz.
Italian helicopter scandal: India may pull multimillion dollar contract
Rick Huxley's band, the Dave Clark Five, gained fans on both sides of the Atlantic
Afghan president welcomes US troop withdrawal announcement
Is China taking a harsher tone on North Korea?
Why EU-US free trade agreement would benefit both sides
State of the Union: Obama and Rubio go head to head on the middle class (+video)
What type of worker are you?
Why the budget deficit is not 'the transcendent issue of our time'
Kate Middleton bump photo: Privacy aside, let's talk body image
President Obama's State of the Union address full text
Divine Spirit's power in your life
How bad are conditions aboard crippled cruise ship? (+video)
Massive protest movement emerges against Islamists in Bangladesh
State of the Union: US needs a statesman, but Obama played politics as usual (+video)
Rubio reaches for water, lights up Twitter (+video)
Manhunt for LAPD ex-cop Christopher Dorner ends in bullets, flames (+video)
Stir It Up!
Mussels with fennel and star anise
Marco Rubio's GOP response to Obama's State of the Union
Terrorism & Security
Will Iran allow UN nuclear inspection? (+video)
Drugs in sports: Who is winning the doping war?
Ben Johnson to Lance Armstrong: A chronology of doping scandal
Could a 'solar tent' charge a parked car?
Two sisters, two wildernesses
Obama's State of the Union address both bold and modest (+video)