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Monitor Articles for April 29, 2013
Colbert Busch trades jabs with Sanford in S.C. debate
Mars One will look for — and hide from — life on Mars
Beatles record broken: UK superstar eyes US market
14-year-old forced to get pregnant: surrogate for her mom
Putin, Obama speak again amid probe into Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Pentagon budget woes: furlough civilians, buy tanks you don't want
The rise of 'redneck TV'
Gun vote backlash: Five senators who said 'no' see ratings plunge
Pre-K programs take biggest state funding hit ever
Earth permanently deformed by big quakes? Measurements in Chile challenge established theory.
Public debt and economic growth
Prague blast: How big a threat are natural gas explosions? (+video)
Michael Jackson wrongful death trial opens: Were tour organizers to blame?
Can cooperation on Boston bombings bridge US-Russia distrust? It will be hard. (+video)
Better fuel economy matters to more US consumers, survey finds
Stocks rise with S&P 500 hitting new high
The Monitor's View
In China and US, a values upheaval as economies slow
Galaxy Tab 3: Everything you need, but little that you want
Move over, Siri. Google Now is coming to the iPhone, iPad.
When 'terror' doesn't mean 'terrorism'
Sally Jewell: How 'green' is the new Interior secretary?
Black voter turnout up, but Dems can't take 'Obama effect' for granted
Honda recalls 46,000 Fit cars. Is yours on the list?
Reader recommendation: Escape from Camp 14
A different road out of poverty: saving instead of borrowing
Obama adds cabinet diversity by picking Anthony Foxx for Transportation
Do African nations have an ulterior motive in joining UN Congo brigade?
Japan and Russia want to finally end World War II, agree it is 'abnormal' not to
In a first, black voter turnout surpassed white turnout in 2012
Global News Blog
The Paris beat: not all chocolat et fromage
Plant gases help curb global warming, finds study
Chris Christie praises Obama (again): Is he digging himself in deeper? (+video)
NBA's Jason Collins comes out: What does that mean for gay rights? (+video)
Ireland's coalition government rived by new abortion law
Israeli first responder searches for the good among Sderot's rocket-pocked streets
Terrorism & Security
Will pre-election violence impact Pakistan's elections?
Smoking gun in West, Texas, fertilizer blast: lack of government oversight
Tom Sizemore: Drugs were part of his downfall, says book
Immigration reform: While Congress debates, Supreme Court stays clear
J.C. Penney: $1.75B loan coming from Goldman Sachs
GMO, Organic, and seven other food labels you should know
Pending home sales climb 1.5 percent in March
Reminder from Boston Marathon bombings: A need to integrate immigrant children
After the Marathon bombings: a new resolve
Chapter & Verse
'Sookie Stackhouse' series will end this May
Tim Tebow released from Jets. Is Tebow time over? (+video)
Syrian regime's core supporters begin to drift away
Haiti aiming to plant 1.2 million trees in a single day
Earth permanently deformed by really big earthquakes
Obama bangs: With jokes like this, who needs Conan O'Brien? (+video)
Connie Britton: Why everyone seems to love the actress
New Mexico church stabbing leaves four in choir wounded
As Dutch prepare for new king, republicans ask to abolish monarchy (+video)
Yvette Prieto marries Michael Jordan (+video)
Terrorism & Security
Site of assassination attempt on Syrian prime minister sends warning to regime
Prague building explosion injures up to 40 people
George Jones funeral at Grand Ole Opry (+video)
Toward stopping abuse of women and girls
Tsarnaev: Steel door on his new hospital cell
Palin: 'Nerd prom' slam targets White House press dinner (+video)