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Monitor Articles for June 18, 2013
Teacher training: 'Industry of mediocrity,' says controversial report
Dave Chappelle gets back onstage with a month-long comedy tour
Peru earthquake: Small offshore earthquake rumbles Lima
Brielle shooting: Suspected shooter in custody after standoff with police
Pet food recall: Sweeping recall affects food for cats, dogs, and ferrets
House GOP passes major antiabortion bill. Why Democrats are pleased. (+video)
Immigration reform: Senate Republicans on the cusp of buying in? (+video)
Immigration reform tying House Republicans in knots
Taliban peace talks hold glimmer of hope, but also unanswerable questions
Fighting climate change with nuclear energy
Animation stretches for sequels
'Seeing' with sound: There's an app for that
Whitey Bulger defense: Star witness lied before, could be lying now
Is NSA exaggerating its surveillance successes?
Stocks move higher as Federal Reserve looms large
The New Economy
US home construction rises 6.8 percent in May
SEAL Team 6 could include women by 2016 under Pentagon plan
Times Square 'bike bomber' video released, FBI seeks Twitter tips
Jeep recall: Chrysler refuses, then caves to feds' call for inspecting 2.7 million Jeeps
Cambodia's lost city discovered near Angkor Wat
Salman Rushdie: 10 quotes on his birthday
Greg Louganis getting married? Diving legend plans a fall wedding.
National Pollinator week: How to get your family involved
What's that thing in Uranus's orbit – and how did it get there?
As Spain's people drift from Catholic Church, government cozies up
6 international organizations that support jobs and businesses
787 Dreamliner: Boeing gets orders for new stretch model
2014 Audi SQ5 priced from $52,795
10 biggest US foundations and what they do
G8 wraps with progress on tax evasion - but not on Syria
Latin America Monitor
Chile: LED light bulb heist highlights high cost of energy
How about this Canada quiz, eh?
Albino gorilla was inbred, say scientists
Can fragmented Egypt find 15 million who want President Morsi out?
Corruption, drugs, profanity: Mayors pull lid off 'boring' Canada
The Monitor's View
Brazil protests in a global trend
Starbucks to post calories, ruin illusions
Why Colorado's Black Forest wildfire is now being called a crime scene
G8 leaders tackle inequities of global oil, coal extraction
NSA chief: Snooping helped thwart 50 terrorist attacks in 20 countries (+video)
BP ends cleanup of oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
Five power tools you need for your garden
Ground control to undergrad: Prepping your college student for home reentry
Edward Snowden a hero to many young Americans, poll suggests
As Taliban prepares for peace talks, US braces for disappointment
Kenya giving laptops to all first-graders, amid controversy
'Ready for Hillary': Are Democrats behaving like Republicans?
Mars rover engineer to give us LEGO version (+ video)
'G7 plus one'? Isolated Russia holds line on Syria.
Syrian rebels cling to enclave in eastern Lebanon
The Reformed Broker
Tug-of-war breaks out between private investors, hedge funds
Oculus lands $14 million in VC cash for Rift virtual reality glasses
Huawei Ascend P6: Super-svelte smart phone set to debut this summer
Top 5 weather apps
Put our kids first, Mr. Holder, and enforce federal law against marijuana
Yahoo releases number of data requests, calls for transparency
NBA Finals: Spurs finally get attention thanks to James, Heat
Chapter & Verse
Apple e-mails are at the center of the DOJ e-book price-fixing trial
Lolo Jones: Video rant about her $741 paycheck backfires (+ video)
From a caged teen in a basement in India to literary fame
G8 leaders must convert words to action against sexual violence in war zones
On immigration reform, House GOP plays hardball on 'enforcement'
Blake Griffin Lakers deal? Clippers want top billing in LA
Brazilians stage largest protests in 20 years, bearing a multitude of complaints
Chapter & Verse
Judy Blume gets her own literary celebration with 'Blumesday'
'The Voice' winner: Who will triumph tonight? (+video)
Poll shows Erdogan's popularity has taken a hit. Could he lose his mandate?
Allen Iverson abducted his children, says mom, a rising trend (+video)
Uncle Sam's growing investment portfolio
Stir It Up!
Moroccan chicken salad
Jesse Ventura asks for 'American Sniper' defamation suit to proceed with widow as defendant
Taylor Swift says she'll still connect with fans on her stadium tour
Is Europe ready for a shale boom?
The Simple Dollar
Buying your teen's first car? Split the expenses.
In the end, NSA might not need to snoop so secretly
Shark attacks at Surfside: Teen punches, kicks himself loose (+video)
Challenge to elite South African schools that segregate by language
Terrorism & Security
After 12 years, NATO passes security responsibility to Afghan forces
Hoffa remains: Who told FBI to look near Detroit?
Gun control: Why Vice President Biden is trying again
Barbra Streisand: Women shouldn't sit in back of bus in Israel (+video)