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Monitor Articles for February 27, 2013
Dennis Tito plans to send couple to Mars and back
Conflicting testimony emerges in Arizona murder trial
Leap Motion: Forget mouse and keyboard. Control a PC with hand gestures.
Is the 'Internet of Things' the way of the future?
World powers soften toward Iran
North Korea sends its first tweet over 3G service
Rosa Parks honored with statue (+video)
Pope Benedict bids emotional farewell
Gay marriage: why corporations are coming out against DOMA
Millionaire plans to send couple to Mars in 2018. Is that realistic? (+video)
Why March 1 isn't Congress's last chance to amend 'sequester' cuts
Detainees released: Could that hurt immigration reform? (+video)
Marco Rubio sounds a lot like Obama in big foreign-policy speech
Oreo Separator Machine: Modern-day Robert Oppenheimer splits the Oreo (+video)
Obama's divide-and-conquer strategy: Is it really about destroying GOP?
Exclusive: Cyberattack leaves natural gas pipelines vulnerable to sabotage
Van Cliburn: A piano virtuoso who transcended Cold War (+video)
Stocks soar; Dow nears all-time high
Google Project Glass spectacles on eBay? Not so fast. (+video)
Why Google is wary of Samsung's growing power
Voting Rights Act case: Supreme Court questioning is lively, pointed (+video)
How high oil prices hurt wages and limit economic growth
Bradley Manning to admit partial guilt in WikiLeaks case
3 novels about home and estrangement
Reader recommendation: The Hooked X
The Monitor's View
In Syria, US mission creep with moral creep
Extinct sea predator sliced prey with toothy spiral jaw
Copyright Alert System: Six strikes and you're out
Where did that Russian meteor come from? Astronomers determine origins.
New Jersey 'sea monster' is likely a lamprey (+video)
Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 live up to the S3?
Rep. Bob Goodlatte: Government is not enforcing existing US gun laws
Israelis, Palestinians dispute books appropriated in 1948
Google and Spain battle over privacy rights
For Bulgarians, brief love affair with credit comes to bitter end
Stir It Up!
Fish sauce or Pok Pok wings
Are Italian voters right that austerity isn't working? (+video)
Michel de Montaigne: 15 pithy quotes on his birthday
Latin America Monitor
Favela consumer class on the rise in Brazil
Pistorius tragedy, characters, prove a never-ending soap opera in South Africa
Nevada considers 85 mph speed limits
Logistics unhinge Peru's laptop dreams
Bestselling books the week of 2/28/13, according to IndieBound*
Chapter & Verse
How to buy your way onto the bestseller list
Banksy: 7 stories from 'The Man Behind the Wall'
Seth MacFarlane's Oscar jokes were bad, but they're just part of a bigger problem
Israel wields Bible's soft power as far afield as Brazil
BP drilling operations face scrutiny in Gulf oil spill trial
Sean Hannity vs. Rep. Keith Ellison: Who won epic argument?
Drones in Niger: What they could mean for US foreign policy in Africa
Criminals cash in on Syria's chaos with kidnappings and ransoms
Shell halts Arctic oil drilling in 2013
Astronomers clock supermassive black hole's spin for first time
Bobby Jindal proposes sale of $47M in property to balance budget
'Sequester' harm to economy? Maybe for longer than you think.
Oil, gas, and the investment sinkhole problem
Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Lawrence chat post-Oscars
Immigration reform: A GOP point man envisions (circuitous) path to citizenship
Chuck Hagel sworn in as Defense secretary. Will he be sorry? (+video)
Rising energy costs impact fixed incomes
Why did Anne Hathaway apologize? And is there a lesson for your kids here?
Tina Fey says 'No way' to hosting 2014 Oscars
Dennis Tito to announce private mission to Mars
Home sales: Is a 'seller's market' pending? (+video)
MBA: Mortgage rates flat at 3.66 percent
President to meet Friday with congressional leaders about sequester cuts
US scientists seek to prevent another meteor explosion
BP eyes Tanzanian natural gas assets
Are the US and Russia bridging their divide over Syria?
Chapter & Verse
'Etiquette and Espionage,' a steampunk YA title, garners strong reviews and sales
'American Horror Story' season 3: Kathy Bates joins cast
Antigun candidate wins race in Illinois, with big assist from Bloomberg PAC (+video)
Can Kenya's March election avoid killings, catastrophe, of last national vote?
Will Twitter make an impact in Kenya's elections next week?
First lady's anti-obesity campaign ignites change in food industry
To protect democracy, Supreme Court must fully uphold Voting Rights Act
Philadelphia schools offer new family-style lunches to students
Arts program for the homeless hopes to gain from Oscar success of 'Innocente'
Hot air balloon crash: Despite risk, adventure tourism on the upswing
Stuxnet computer virus much older than once thought
Taliban attacks in Afghanistan not down after all
Bobby Brown DUI sentence: 55 days in jail, 18 months alcohol treatment
Stir It Up!
Braised veal shanks with white beans
Four reasons Republicans are embracing the 'sequester'
Kellie Pickler joins the new DWTS cast (+video)
Mexico arrests powerful teachers union boss on corruption charges
Iran nuclear talks conclude with plans for more talks
Sugar Man: Did the Oscar-winning documentary mislead viewers?
Hiking for a higher view
Terrorism & Security
Can Dennis Rodman's 'basketball diplomacy' make a difference in North Korea? (+video)
Making macaroni and cheese in Beijing: The homemade childhood that wasn't
Dan Toler, former guitarist for Allman Brothers Band, dies
Why juvenile incarceration reached its lowest rate in 38 years
Welfare, subsidies, and tax credits: words that shape the deficit debate
A 1:30 a.m. line... for Van Gogh