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Monitor Articles for February 14, 2013
Shotgun weddings? Vegas pairs guns with love chapels
Medication makes fish eat more, socialize less
Tiffany sues Costco: A ring by any other name?
Stricken Carnival cruise ship nears Mobile, Alabama
Gay marriage passes Illinois Senate: Future murky in House
Why 'zombie' cyberattack is a real concern for Emergency Alert System (+video)
Friday's near-miss asteroid could help track more dangerous ones
Why Republican delay isn't likely to stop Chuck Hagel confirmation (+video)
Dorner manhunt: What does the public have the right to know?
'Walmart moms': struggling but hopeful … and estranged from Congress
George Ferris's Valentine's Day gift to science teachers
Carnival Triumph passengers have fewer rights than air travelers (+video)
Cosmic rays' mysterious origin? Supernovae to blame, study confirms.
From preschool to high school, Obama seeking big progress in education
Iran nuclear talks: Will they veer off course?
State of the Union 101: How much in Medicare cuts did Obama put on table?
Enter the Penguin: Steam for Linux arrives
Apple prepares to fight for the iPhone name in Brazil
Are oil super majors falling behind the competition?
Tesla vs. New York Times: How well do electric cars stand up to cold?
Keystone XL pipeline protest marks first civil disobedience by Sierra Club
The Afrika Reich
Reader recommendation: Berlin At War
Stocks waver as Europe's economy slows
The balanced budget amendment's $300 billion error
The Monitor's View
Plucking a big bone in free-trade talks: food
Immigration reform's tough call: illegal immigrants married to US citizens
How much do you know about Israel? Take the quiz
Latin America Monitor
Violence declines in Juarez - but at what price?
American-US Airways $11 billion merger: What's in it for travelers
Maggie Smith, star of popular 'Downton Abbey,' has never seen the British drama
Stir It Up!
Red velvet sandwich cookies
Valentine's day e-cards: Are they putting card publishers out of business?
Spain's King Juan Carlos fights new pressures to abdicate
Immigration reform: how Republicans may gain more than Democrats, after all
Valentine's Day: One of Broadway's most famous romances, 'The Phantom of the Opera,' celebrates its 25th year
Tamagotchi returns: '90s toy becomes Android app
Warren Buffett: Heinz ketchup company to be bought by Buffet firm (+video)
'Safe Haven' is a sudsy-scary weepfest
One Billion Rising: Indonesia joins world discussion on rape
Chapter & Verse
George Ferris makes a memorable appearance in Erik Larson's 'Devil in the White City'
Why gun ownership among US women is climbing
Valentine's Day: Is dating at work a good idea?
View from Iran: World needs rules on cyberattacks (+video)
George Ferris: Here are all 10 of Google's animal odd couples
Ethiopia airs jihadi film amid sensitive Muslim protest trial
Valentine's Day 2013: love and taxes after the 'fiscal cliff'
North Korea, China do their usual dance
'A Good Day to Die Hard' makes John McClane a little too invincible (+video)
Pope, in parting message, warns of church divisions and infighting
Frank Cruz, USC baseball coach, fired for NCAA violations
Chapter & Verse
Bookstore sales dropped just a bit in 2012, says the US Census Bureau
Talking about love: Valentine's Day tales from around the world
Valentine's Day: 12 classic love stories
This Valentine’s Day comes but once every 20 years
Stir It Up!
Frosted brownies for a blizzard or Valentine's Day
New nation, new love: Israel's first soldiers forged lasting bonds on the frontlines
'Newborn' 13-year-old: Mom explains viral photo
Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed in Syria: Rebel claim
This Valentine's Day, a call to avoid the pitfalls of credit-score dating
12 cruises canceled on troubled Carnival cruise ship (+video)
Next for Carnival Triumph cruise passengers? A 2-hour bus ride and $500.
Expat Syrian doctors help bind up the wounds of war
RFK Jr. arrested: Celebs, enviros arrested at Keystone pipeline protest
'Beautiful Creatures' plays its supernatural story too straight
LBJ love letters: Romance in a time without Twitter
A bigger heart
Valentine's Day: Sometimes Hollywood's best love stories don't have happy endings
Terrorism & Security
One step forward, one step back on Iran's nuclear program
American Idol Hollywood Week: The Girls are back in town (+video)
Oscar Pistorius, the 'Blade Runner,' charged with the murder of his girlfriend (+video)
Gas prices to rise in 2013, says Energy department
George Ferris: How a farmer's son invented the best ride on Earth
What we talk about when we talk about money
American and US Airways to become the world's largest airline (+video)