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Monitor Articles for March 13, 2013
Fisker steps away from 'green car' company
Retail sales blossom in February, boosting confidence
New York shooting: Police exchange fire with gunman
ALMA telescope, the world's largest, will go deeper and farther than ever before
Pope Francis: For Hispanic Catholics in US, a rush of joy (+video)
Steubenville rape trial: Where were 'courageous bystanders'? (+video)
A purr-fect year for cat videos
Not happy, Iran, with a Hollywood movie? Argo make your own.
Democrats' new budget proposal: why it's balanced ... but not balanced (+video)
Pope Francis I elected, would you name your child Francis?
'Killer dolphins' escape? Not so fast.
600-year-old coin found in Kenya
Grand Central and our station in life
Top 3 threats to the United States: the good and bad news
Veronica Mars movie fund-raiser passes $1 million mark in four hours (+video)
Stocks up; Dow on longest streak since '96
Saudi Arabia executes 7 in first-ever firing squad
Six months after Benghazi, Obama names Libya envoy. Who is Deborah Jones?
Global News Blog
Pope Francis: A prelate who has preached against 'huge inequities'
Retail sales rise. Shoppers unfazed by payroll tax hike.
ACLU sues North Carolina county over Christian invocations at meetings
Hero grandpa fired after saving children from shark (+video)
The Monitor's View
Recalculating the privacy debate after Google Maps penalty
Obama argues a balanced budget isn't necessary. Can he convince the public?
Supreme Court justices' families less nuclear, more diverse like US
Iran plans to sue makers of 'Argo': Could lawsuit succeed?
Pope Francis emerges to cheers of 'Viva il Papa'
Will Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai be Africa's next fallen hero?
Syria's children: even their first words are now shaped by war
Paul Ryan's tax numbers: Just 'magic asterisks'? (+video)
Global News Blog
Why Pope Francis is something of a surprise
Reader recommendation: Mornings On Horseback
Tunisians invoke Macbeth to warn against a return of toil and trouble
Pope Francis: First Latin American pope in Catholic history
Chapter & Verse
New Philip Roth documentary doesn't quite 'unmask' him
Best airport named: Indianapolis airport tops the list again
Immigrants to Spain push back on evictions
The Simple Dollar
Beware the financial impact of pet ownership
After years of nonviolent protest, could Kashmiris return to the gun?
Is the future of biofuels in algae? Exxon Mobil says it's possible.
Terrorism and freedom fighting along the Syria-Iraq border
Jada Pinkett-Smith: She posts a mom’s-eye view of bullying young stars
See what friends watch on Netflix through Facebook
Latin America Monitor
Trust the gang truce? Even a year later, Salvadorans skeptical.
28 elephants killed by poachers in Cameroon
Google I/O sells out in less than an hour
White House may reopen for school tours. Is Obama feeling sequester heat? (+video)
Report leaked by Putin ally says ruling party actually lost in 2011
Mortgage rates rise to 3.67 percent
Florida Lt. Governor resigns amid Internet gambling probe
Did life on Earth originate on Mars?
Proposals to ban purchase of sugary drink with food stamps won't work
Neanderthals were more visual, less social, say scientists
Estonian austerity, Paul Krugman, and Twitter: All the elements of an opera?
As Hungary's electoral campaigns kick into gear, public apathy abounds
Habemus Papam? No. In the meantime, more papal speculation
My Brother's Book
Reader recommendation: Inspector Banks
Cities try a new strategy with immigrants: embrace them
The catch in North Korea's scrapping of Korean War cease-fire: China
Google Glass: Apps, gestures, and audio revealed at SXSW
Global luke-warming: Is the threat of climate change overstated?
Kids turning to cellphone for Internet; it's tough on parent oversight
Retail sales jump in February. Higher taxes? No problem.
Tesla Motors delays release of Model X electric crossover
After three votes in Rome, no pope chosen yet
Peter Banks dies: Lead guitarist and founding member of 'Yes'
Terrorism & Security
Militant attack in Kashmir shatters years of calm
Why, after all these years, the Senate is working on a budget (+VIDEO)
One Mexican town finds more security by throwing out the police
Judge Judy sued over $500,000 in fine china (+video)
'Downton Abbey' season 4: Creator and cast talk what's ahead
Drones over America: public safety benefit or 'creepy' privacy threat?
Was SARS fallout a lesson for China in global citizenship?
Lincoln and a lesson in liberty
George P. Bush running: Return of a Texas dynasty? (Updated)
Will Latvia join the Euro?