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Monitor Articles for June 13, 2013
Tornado looters? Thieves come from afar to loot tornado victims
Residents flee as historic Colorado wildfire burns out of control (+video)
Yeezus: New album is 'all about giving,' says Kanye
St. Louis shooting: Gunman kills four, including himself (+video)
Westminster explosion levels home: Missing residents found
'Man of Steel' offers a new generation its own, brooding, Superman (+video)
Crusade for smartphone 'kill switch' heats up, but would it work?
Syria crosses 'red line' on chemical weapons. How will Obama respond? (+video)
Want proof that NSA snooping thwarts terror plots? Stand by, senator says.
Secret NSA program could have 'derailed' 9/11 attacks, FBI director says (+video)
Hillary Clinton makes a splash in Chicago, but not an overtly political one
Study raises hope of combating global warming by reducing soot
Antarctic ice melting from below, finds study
Obama, in surprise move, wades into NYPD 'stop and frisk' lawsuit
The Simple Dollar
How to make money from your hobbies
Gun control fight not over, Newtown families vow as anniversary nears
Dow up, Nikkei down: Days of market volatility put focus on central banks
In 2013, the kids aren't always all right – face war, exploitation
George Takei: Why we care that his Facebook is 'fake'
Microsoft and Best Buy team up to open mini-stores
Dunkin’ Donuts rant backfires. Employees get the raves.
Test your Iberia IQ: How much do you know about Spain and Portugal?
Libya oil production slows as world looks elsewhere for fuel
Energy Secretary Moniz promises LNG export decisions this year
Wusses, US foreign policy, and the horrific death toll in Syria
ICC trials for Kenya's new leaders may shift partly back home
Chapter & Verse
Should prison inmates be allowed to read whatever they choose?
South Carolina explores electronic license plates
'Bonanza' of black holes has party, doesn't invite us
NYC, San Francisco aim to stop 'Apple picking' phone muggings
3 thoughtful summer reads for teens
Dads as equal partners is nothing unusual to parents today
The Monitor's View
Falling white birthrate: The new American ‘us’
Is Iran winning in Syria?
The New Economy
Retail sales rise more than expected in May
NSA surveillance 101: What US intelligence agencies are doing, what they know
Prospective Juror E-81: George Zimmerman is innocent
Supreme Court rules that human genes cannot be patented (+video)
On Cairo streets, generators' hum sends loud message about Morsi's failings
BP: US oil production sees biggest rise in 62 years
Severe weather forecast: Worst could be from Delaware to North Carolina (+video)
The Other Typist
Does altitude determine the way we speak?
Reader recommendation: The Year that Changed the World
A new title for soccer star Lionel Messi: tax cheat?
In vitro fertilization becomes popular in Asia as women delay having children
Louisiana chemical plant explosion: Multiple injuries, local residents cautioned
The Simple Dollar
How to cope with financial setbacks
Perils en route to US mean more Central Americans now pin hopes on Mexico
Colorado fires 2013 destroy hundreds of homes
'Man of Steel' never gets off the ground
Is Apple building a 5.7-inch iPhone phablet?
Why Obama chose woman with no CIA experience for No. 2 CIA job
On eve of presidential vote, Iranian officials keep wary eye on US (+video)
Syria war death toll hits 93,000, UN says. A spur to US to aid rebels?
Chris Christie 'slow jams' the news: How'd he do?
Facebook hashtags bring a taste of Twitter to the social network (+video)
FEMA denies disaster funds for West, Texas. Is that unusual?
Taking page from East Germany, Putin launches new 'Popular Front'
Zimbabwe election date tussle gets serious (+video)
The Reformed Broker
Why the stock swoon? Look overseas.
George Takei: Does he write his own Facebook posts?
Making US humanitarian aid to Syria a political tool is ineffective – and dangerous
Soledad O'Brien to join Bryant Gumbel at HBO's 'Real Sports'
News flash: The NSA is spying on China
A son asks to go to temple and his mom's religious enthusiasm grows, too
Global News Blog
Is a two-track Europe already here?
Students threaten to file complaint against school districts for criminal prosecution over tardiness, truancy
Chapter & Verse
'A Hologram for the King' film will star Tom Hanks
Bestselling books the week of 6/10/13, according to IndieBound*
The New Economy
Twin storms for US workers: Chinese imports, technological change
Terrorism & Security
Chinese cartoonists have field day with NSA revelations
Why three Chinese are spending 12 days in space lab
CIA deputy director Michael Morell steps down. Who is the new CIA No. 2?
Stir It Up!
Cookbook Review: The Little Paris Kitchen and raspberry and almond tartlets (+video)
Howard's Rock at Clemson University vandalized
'1984' book sales surge on NSA spy scandal
Japanese stocks plunge, rattling world markets
Southern Baptists soften hard line on gay Boy Scouts (+video)
Will Erdogan's referendum bid be enough to quiet Turkey's furious crowds? (+video)
eGallon: Find out what it costs drive an electric car
US Open pairings: Golf stars abound in 156-man field (+video)
How 'green' is your power?
Coming together to do some good
Collective nouns and the squiggly green line
Who is Edward Snowden? Many questions remain.