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Monitor Articles for February 22, 2013
Five Edward Gorey stories that everyone should read
If not 'sequester,' then what? Five ideas from left and right.
'Thx,' 'tweetable,' 'dumbphone' now in Oxford Dictionary
Edward Gorey: The original Tim Burton (+video)
People worldwide hang out with astronauts on Google+
Bulgaria's prime minister is out, but austerity remains. What's next?
Bees use the 'force' to choose the best flowers, study finds
The Pixel: Google's newest (and most expensive) Chromebook yet
Rush Limbaugh: Why is he 'ashamed' of US?
'Downton Abbey' and other cable offerings beat out network shows
Pistorius lived in elite, gated, alternate South Africa
US-Japan leaders discuss trade, China, and North Korea
Why is Wal-Mart worried? Payroll tax could cut consumer spending. (+video)
Is a new peace process starting in eastern Congo?
Briefing: How violent is South Africa?
Toxic mice air drop: Dead poisoned mice to target Guam tree snakes
Hackers target visitors to NBC's site
Painting asteroids could nudge them away from Earth
Wal-Mart weak forecast gives glimpse of economy
Study reveals that Oscar winners are crying more frequently during acceptance speeches
Chapter & Verse
Nashville turns Poetry in Motion program into contest for local poets
Sequester 101: Is all this fuss really necessary?
'No black nurses' lawsuit: 2nd nurse says she was asked not to touch infant
The shale phenomenon: fabulous miracle with a fatal flaw
Iran maneuvers for upper hand ahead of nuclear talks
Russia meteor triggered nuclear warning system
Laura Bush: Gay marriage group 'sorry' Bush wants out of gay marriage ads
Plants 'talk' to bees with electricity, say scientists
Year after Once train crash, Argentine anger still seethes
EPA regulations a looming blow to Arizona economy
Zendesk hack points to overall vulnerability on the Web
How dangerous are near-Earth asteroids? 5 key questions answered.
Monster goldfish found in Lake Tahoe could destroy lake's ecosystem
Hitler on Indian ballot? Frankenstein, Hitler among those running for election in Indian state
Fruit fly moms use alcohol to protect their kids, say scientists
Scientists create bizarre, star-shaped gravity waves
'Lincoln,' Texas, and the Oscars: Why getting history right matters
A feast of 18 foodie films
Latin America Monitor
Will Kerry push to remove Cuba from terror list?
Tesla Motors says it will make profit on electric cars by April (+video)
'Sand dams' store water for dry season in semi-arid Kenya
Mitt Romney to speak at CPAC. Why?
2013 Oscar-inspired dishes
'Zero Dark Thirty' has the facts wrong – and that's a problem, not just for the Oscars
Pistorius 'Blade Runner' gets bail, and freedom, after weepy week in court
Stir It Up!
Cherry cupcakes with cherry frosting
'Bless Me, Ultima' has moments where its magical realism shines
Tesla Motors vs. New York Times: what it says about decarbonizing transportation
'Caesar Must Die' is powerful and moving
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are 'talking' with 'Star Wars' insiders about appearing in new movies, says Hamill
Was Chelyabinsk meteor actually a meteor? Many Russians don't think so. (+video)
Haiti earthquake baby: Saved from debris, she’s now a happy Miami toddler
911 call over bedtime; fishermen find girls: A great first responders week
Chapter & Verse
Six books compete for the prize of Oddest Book Title of the Year
Syrian regime battles rebels for control of highway to its safe haven
The Simple Dollar
Making financial independence a part-time job
Gratitude key to health care on Himalayan trek
Judge frees Oscar Pistorius on bail as Steenkamp family watches (+video)
Oscars 2013: Who will win? Check out our predictions
Fishermen find sisters under blanket after crash
EU says eurozone economy will shrink this year
What Pinterest reveals about women
Tiger, McIlroy both knocked out of Accenture Match Play in first round
Boeing plan: Fix batteries to get Dreamliners flying again (+video)
El Chapo killed? Details sketchy in Guatemala shootout (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Hyderabad: Indian government warned of impending terrorist attack
Three sisters killed in rape attack in India
What Japan's hawkish Prime Minister Abe wants from Obama
Ben Foster replaces Shia LaBeouf in 'Orphans' on Broadway
Is the Muslim Brotherhood seeking to kill Egypt's NGOs?
American Idol picks first five boys and Nicki Minaj crosses a line (+video)
Will Michigan be next to legalize driverless car tests?
Anshu Gupta brings 'clothing for dignity' to India
Edward Gorey: writer, artist, and a most puzzling man (+video)