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Monitor Articles for June 3, 2013
Pope leads first-ever worldwide 'Holy Hour' prayer for poor
Jury awards $170,000 in insemination case: Teacher was fired while pregnant
Jason Kidd, legendary point guard, retires from the NY Knicks
3,000 evacuated residents return, survey wildfire damage
Egypt pyramids warning 'baseless,' says Egyptian government (+video)
Alien planet photo: Super-hot planet spotted only 300 light-years away
Solar plane on trans-US flight: It's about 'pioneering spirit,' pilot says
Bradley Manning: Patriotic whistle-blower or American traitor? (+video)
Frank Lautenberg a 'throwback' senator who never sought the spotlight (+video)
IRS commissioner: 'Primary mission' is regaining public trust (+video)
Christian Science church to have first president from Africa
Powerhouse wildfire north of L.A. heralds a much longer fire season
Whitey Bulger on trial: what last-minute legal maneuvers portend
China boosts oil presence in turbulent Myanmar
The Simple Dollar
How to escape the payday loan cycle
Stir It Up!
Slow cooker chocolate lava cake
Disneyland price hike: See Mickey on $92 a day (+video)
Stocks respond well to bad economic news
Pricey tickets for Rolling Stones tour test limits of live-concert market
Ben & Jerry's ingredients won't include GMOs, company says
American public has few qualms with drone strikes, poll finds
Nissan Leaf races ahead of Chevy Volt in May
The Monitor's View
In Turkey, peaceful protests in a declining democracy
An Egyptian preacher and a US senator compete over Syria's future
Nidal Hasan can represent himself at trial, raising specter of jihadist rants (+video)
Robin Thicke soars to No. 1 in the UK (+video)
Coca toothpaste? Bolivia tries to drum up demand for 'legal' coca products.
Sopranos tops list of best written TV series
Might Chris Christie put a Democrat in Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat? (+video)
In Tunisia, a free speech tussle could land a professor in jail
Fire kills 119 in China poultry factory
DNA swab of arrestee's cheek is a 'reasonable search,' Supreme Court finds (+video)
Mark Twain: 10 letters from his readers
Firefox redesign: Mozilla said to be prepping a big browser overhaul
Spending on private residential construction declines
Does someone at White House want Eric Holder gone? (+video)
The New Economy
Manufacturing growth cools, but it won't disappear
Matt Smith will leave 'Doctor Who.' When will we meet the new doctor?
Can a low-key professor fill the shoes of Washington's West Bank darling?
Are MOOCs making education a monoculture?
Ford recall: 465,000 vehicles could have fuel leaks. Are you affected?
1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War
Reader recommendation: The River's Tale
The 'greenest' TVs aren't always the cheapest TVs
Chapter & Verse
E-book price fixing: As the trial begins, here's what you need to know
Erdogan's defiant style keeps Turkish protesters fueled with anger (+video)
Sharks worth more in seas than in soups, study finds
Pacers and Heat to meet in Game 7 of NBA Eastern finals
'Occupy' is not a good model for change, in Turkey or anywhere else
Is Nelson Mandela too soft on white South Africans? Robert Mugabe says so.
Bradley Manning court-martial starts: key points in the WikiLeaks case (+video)
Protests in Turkey must not overshadow progress with Kurd militants
Storm chasers killed in Oklahoma tornado
'The Sopranos' is the best-written TV show, says the WGA
In Turkey and Syria, diplomacy by snark
Latin America Monitor
Can Mexico keep its witnesses safe?
Nissan Leaf beats Chevy Volt in May sales
An Olympic crackdown? Mayor snatched from Dagestan in Russian raid.
Law student Yasmene Mumby already is a veteran education reformer
Supreme Court turns away newspaper's beef about Pennsylvania election law
Global News Blog
Looking to lessons learned from past floods as rain drenches central Europe (+video)
Chapter & Verse
Diana Gabaldon's 'Outlander' series is coming to television
Frank Lautenberg dies: US senator from N.J. remembered for World War II service
Europe must fix its leaning Tower of Babel
The Simple Dollar
Cosigning a loan: Why you should never, ever do it
'Game of Thrones': What happened during what may be the series' most shocking episode ever
Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial begins, three years after arrest
Chinese poultry plant fire kills at least 119 people, officials say
Readers Write: How US must deal with North Korea; Sex trafficking close to home
Pia Zadora faces charges of domestic battery. Why?
Steven Seagal: What's he doing in Russia?
Powerball winner has yet to claim $590M jackpot
Terrorism & Security
Turkey's Erdogan dismisses protests: 'What is the message?' (+video)
Storm chasers killed: How did it happen? (+video)
The power of gratitude
William Shakespeare Explicated