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Monitor Articles for April 9, 2013
Budget cuts will ground fighter jets, Pentagon announces
Primitive fish with 'butt fins' reveals evolution's quirky path
Pope Francis launched sainthood process for Argentine priests
Election results: Gun control advocate wins Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat
Iran earthquake kills 37, shakes nuclear power plant
Supersized crabs: Bad news for seafood lovers?
How did Stephen Colbert lure Bill Clinton to Twitter?
'Accidental Racist': Brad Paisley and LL Cool J draw ire
Will Senate vote on gun control? Untangling the politics of filibusters (+video)
14 stabbed by college student: 'He dresses weird' says classmate
Cuba agrees to return fugitive dad, wife, and two kids to US (+video)
Top admiral worries North Korea crisis could escalate 'pretty quickly'
JCPenney ousts CEO: Is it too late for the company?
Ernest Moniz: Where would he take Energy Department?
Ford Focus tops Toyota Corolla as world's most popular car
Why Kerry could succeed at securing Israeli-Palestinian peace
Stocks rise; Dow hits another record
The Monitor's View
Are gun politics too complex? Simplicity would help.
The social (studies) network: Africa's cellular education revolution
McConnell campaign on Ashley Judd: Was secret recording legal?
Glenn Beck MSNBC promo: The pundit blows hot air through the village
What hope for diplomacy to defuse North Korea crisis?
Stir It Up!
Lavish lemon cake
Amid crisis, influential South Korean politician wants to deploy US nukes
To break the cycle of North Korea threats, US must put Kim on his heels (+video)
In Gaza, a dream of sailboats meets land's limited horizons
Entitlement reform takes step toward reality in new Obama budget
Snowstorm hits Denver: why that might be a good thing
Rescue dog: Albie's first visit to the city proves he's a people magnet
Another energy boom is on the way
Good news for Chicago Democrats? Robin Kelly is not Jesse Jackson Jr.
Tens of thousands march for peace in Colombia after decades of conflict
Fisker Automotive sued for lack of notice in layoffs
On 10th anniversary of Baghdad's fall, Iraqis remain torn
Welcome to The Olive Press
Know what 'campestral' means? National Spelling Bee introduces a vocab test.
Does a Star Wars palace in Italy need the army to protect it?
North Korean missiles: Could US shoot them down? (+video)
Arkham Origins: The Dark Knight swoops back onto consoles Oct. 25
Bestselling books the week of 4/8/13, according to IndieBound*
Texas college stabbing leaves at least 14 wounded, one arrested
Iran's 'axis of resistance' loses its Palestinian arm to Syrian war
Chapter & Verse
Caroline Kennedy: ambassador for poetry
Chapter & Verse
CourseSmart: creepy new technology that tells professors if students are reading
Why tax policies should support new business, not small business
Reader recommendation: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Paris Marathon captures energy of runners' footsteps
Equal Pay Day: Raising minimum wage will help women – and the economy
Newtown family members entreat Congress over need for gun controls
Global News Blog
The Britain that Margaret Thatcher inherited
Terry Francona lost on way to Cleveland ball park
4 ways US can boost cyber security
Clean-energy standards could cost Colorado consumers billions
Heavy metal, Islamist politics, and democracy in Indonesia
Louisville king of NCAA basketball realm after beating Michigan, 82-76
In Lebanon, a doctor offers comfort and healing to refugees from neighboring wars
The invisible sequester
Chapter & Verse
Margaret Thatcher authorized two-volume biography
'Accidental Racist' shows Brad Paisley's not playing it safe
Aly Raisman places first on 'DWTS' as Olympic teammates watch
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day: Celebrate spring with free ice cream (+video)
In Mali, a war ends but instability lingers
Mali's separatist Tuaregs cling to dream
Deadly Iran earthquake strikes close to nuclear plant (+video)
Obama BB gun incident sees man arrested in Conn.
2 Navy divers drowned at Maryland test pond
Michael J. Fox talks about his new TV series (+video)
Two things you need to know about Halle Berry: She's pregnant and charitable
Terrorism & Security
North Korea: Foreigners on peninsula could get caught in conflict
Matthew Warren died of self-inflicted gunshot
You come from God ...
Fasten seatbelts, air passengers. Climate change ahead.
Stir It Up!
Bánh Meatloaf: A Vietnamese sandwich gets an American makeover
Poop in paradise: The smell of (environmental) success?