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Monitor Articles for May 30, 2013
Water on Mars: The secret's in the pebbles
John Tortorella fired: Who will replace him?
Boston Strong concert raises spirits, big bucks for Boston victims
Mexico mass kidnap? 11 vanish from Mexico bar
World's first bird? New fossil bumps Archaeopteryx off its perch.
'Obamacare' starts soon: Choices will increase, but will premiums?
$10,000 found, owner unknown. Is it yours?
Syrian peace conference: Prospects take a hit, but US says it's committed
Disneyland dry-ice blast threatens aura of 'happiest place on earth'
Sending humans to Mars holds radiation risk, study shows
After war, Ivory Coast struggles with reconciliation process
'All of the above' – What does that really mean?
Afghan massacre: In US soldier plea deal, signs combat stress was considered
Jobless claims jump to 354,000
Senator wants entire Chicago gang arrested. Would that work?
Camel Crush cigarette ads: targeting the young?
'We don't sell junk food': McDonald's CEO's comment sparks backlash against 9-year-old
Stocks rise as Fed concerns ease
Warren Buffett bets $5.6 billion on Nevada energy
Stir It Up!
Indian-spiced meatballs with cucumber mint raita
Pregnant moms using cocaine has less effect on infants than previously thought, says research
Student privacy issue arises with national record database
The Monitor's View
Americans see religion in decline yet want more of it. What's up with that?
El Salvador high court upholds abortion ban as 'Beatriz' challenges law
Tsarnaev friend unarmed when killed, FBI admits. Were civil rights violated? (+video)
Why James Comey could be an astute choice for new FBI director (+video)
Kenya attacks raise worries Somalia's Al Shabab are reorganizing
Syrian opposition says no to peace talks in Geneva
Latin America Monitor
Is Venezuela's opposition TV channel bowing to government pressure?
Was the fish you had for dinner caught by slaves? New report raises alarm.
Obama targeted in latest threatening letter with anti-gun control message (+video)
Charles Ramsey says ‘no burgers,’ to Cleveland restaurants
Facebook cracks down on hate speech against women
Obama approval rating slides: Scandals taking toll? (+video)
US energy in five maps (infographics)
Miranda Lambert tears up at Oklahoma benefit concert
Russia suggests it will now sell 'offensive' weapons to Syria
New Egypt NGO law could expand Morsi's control
Churches grapple with whether to cut Boy Scout ties
Will Michele Bachmann retirement save the GOP money? (+video)
US should replace drone strikes in Pakistan with outreach to tribal areas
Chapter & Verse
Neil Gaiman's new novel = boffo sales in Cambridge
Vacation: nothing better
911 call: Bigfoot 'proof' available, says caller
'We don't sell junk food', says McDonald's CEO to a 9-year-old girl. A whopper?
South Korea's amazing rise
'Arrested Development': The 5 best things about the new season
The World Is a Carpet
After Woolwich killing, Britain debates how to combat 'radicalization'
In apparent reversal, Laos turns in North Korean defectors
Walt Whitman: 10 quotes on his birthday
Germany offers Europe cheap loans to fight youth unemployment
Bestselling books the week of 5/26/13, according to IndieBound*
Assad ups use of chemical weapons in Syria – with impunity
EU gives surprise breathing room to its ailing debtor states
Track and field day is a rite of passage with one special gym teacher
Cuts to US national parks strike at America's character
$2.4M in welfare to the dead? Mass audit finds evidence of questionable payments
Aerosmith, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet headline Boston benefit concert
'Two and a Half Men' lady: The CBS comedy may be adding a female cast member
Jack Vance was one of literature's 'most distinctive and undervalued voices'
Terrorism & Security
Syria's president claims Russian arms are already arriving (+video)
Hurricane Barbara weakens to tropical depression in Mexico
Sewage pipe baby returned to grandparents, not mother
Ringo's unseen Beatles photos coming in e-book
Ashoka Future Forum tackles 'Tomorrow's Media,' 'Leadership'
The Simple Dollar
The dangers of living paycheck to paycheck
Waving at ants
Woman working at Costco killed by police