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Monitor Articles for June 25, 2013
Vatican no-show: Pope Francis skips gala concert, shocking cardinals
BP oil spill payouts: BP takes legal battles to court of public opinion
Portrait of a filibusterer: Who is Wendy Davis?
Massachusetts Senate race: Politician defeats ex-SEAL
Asian tiger mosquitoes: What you need to know
LAPD shooting: Gunman ambushed two LAPD cops
Keystone XL pipeline: Did Obama just drop a big hint about his decision? (+video)
Baby Veronica: Supreme Court rules for adoptive parents in wrenching case
'Killing Kennedy' coming to TV, 'Killing Jesus' coming to bookshelves
Uncle Sam's portfolio is (partly) offsetting the public debt
Climate change: Obama announces new curbs on existing power plants (+video)
Was Florida landowner victim of government 'shakedown'? Supreme Court rules.
Tsunami hit East Coast in June? Scientists say maybe.
Tackle the honey-do list with 5 must-have tools
'Man of Steel' in a cynical age
Stocks rise on good economic news
George Zimmerman described black males as 'suspicious' in phone calls
What Obama's climate plan means for his pick to head EPA (+video)
Kerry pledges US help for India's massive higher ed needs
'Game of Thrones': 10 characters you might overlook
McDonalds has served its last halal McChicken sandwich in US
Is a constitutional reset the answer to Brazil protester demands?
Should Google be accountable for what its search engine unearths?
Supermoon photos: Spectacular moon pics wow stargazers
Tropical Storm Cosme becomes hurricane off Mexico coast
After Supreme Court, Congress must move on Voting Rights Act
Stir It Up!
Lemongrass tea-poached chicken
The US demands Russia give up Snowden: Thanks, says Putin.
Antoni Gaudí: What does his architecture stand for?
How to talk about obesity and weight loss with your teen
Jim Carrey says his movie 'Kick-Ass 2' is too violent
Electric car: lease or buy?
'Don't touch my junk DNA!' says gene signal sequence
Four habitable planets orbiting three tiny suns? New first in planet-hunting.
Chapter & Verse
Nook: Barnes & Noble will hand off tablet manufacturing to a third party
Supreme Court rightly cites 'old data' in Voting Rights Act
US home prices rise again: why this housing recovery has legs
Reader recommendation: The Bounty
After London murder, an effort to smear victim's family?
Hillary Clinton weighs in on Edward Snowden: Is that appropriate?
The Monitor's View
Supreme Court ruling hardly ends the issue in Voting Rights Act
Texas abortion law won't go through if 13-hour filibuster succeeds
Supreme Court voids key portion of Voting Rights Act as outdated
Ancient, cow-sized knobby lizard discovered in Africa
Ouya review roundup: Is this Android console worth $99?
2014 BMW X5 makes its debut
After foreign tourists killed in Pakistan, tourism industry faces precipice
Obama prepares to visit an Africa more skeptical of his presidency
Climate change: Why does President Obama's plan skirt Congress?
Remembering Antoni Gaudí, groundbreaking architect and modernist
Obama climate plan: bold, but will China go along?
Blackhawks storm back to beat Bruins for Stanley Cup
Armed resistance reemerging in Kashmir
With Colo. ruling, transgender equality becomes next civil rights frontier
Putin: Snowden, still in Moscow airport, is a 'free man'
'Independence Day' sequel: Would Will Smith return?
The Simple Dollar
Wedding bells: Saving money on the big day
Snapchat's new feature, SnapKidz, good in theory, not in practice
Neiman Marcus IPO aims for $100 million; equity owners seek exit
Will Ethiopia's 'grand' new dam steal Nile waters from Egypt?
Latin America Monitor
Haiti as an upscale leisure destination? Not so fast, study says.
Chapter & Verse
'Divergent' author Veronica Roth will pen four original short stories
Clarence Thomas compares affirmative action to Jim Crow laws
Massachusetts Senate race shows few signs of a 2010-style upset (+video)
Is Afghanistan ready to defend itself?
Global News Blog
Dog buries puppy in Iraq: Why is this video so popular? (+video)
'Mad Men' season finale draws big ratings
10 books about Antoni Gaudí, artist and architect
Charter schools inconsistent but improving, national study finds
Remaining in slump, economy grows slowly
Whitehouse.gov petition to pardon Snowden passes 100,000 signatures
'Downton Abbey' casting news: Paul Giamatti will portray an American relative
Rooting corruption out of the system
Obama and Congress must fight climate change like they do terrorism
Black Sabbath tops US charts for first time in four decades
Terrorism & Security
On anniversary of Korea War, cyber fireworks fly
If worries try to rule the day
Texas abortion law, that would shut down clinics, stalls in Senate
How shale gas can slow global climate change
Stir It Up!
Paula Deen: Fans serve up heaping helpings of support
Antoni Gaudí: Why he's called 'God's architect' (+video)
Obama to unveil climate change plan with sweeping emissions cuts (+video)