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Monitor Articles for June 5, 2013
NSA collects Verizon phone records under secret court order
Michael Jackson's daughter rushed to hospital
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad to step down
Philadelphia building collapse: 'Ground-shaking'
Soldier avoids death penalty with guilty plea
Syrian rebels feel the blow of regime's Qusair capture
Rice selected for new high-profile role in Obama administration
Wildfire policy: Time for US to rely less on shovels, hoses, retardant? (+video)
Ryan Braun, A-Rod face MLB suspensions. How is this doping scandal different? (+video)
Newtown photos barred: Did lawmakers balance privacy, public's right to know? (+video)
Apple banned from importing iPhone 4 and 3G iPad 2
Why tax breaks might not bring home prices down
Taco Bell firing its taco-shell-licking employee (+video)
In Massachusetts Senate debate, time for Gomez to come out swinging
Latin America Monitor
Was Venezuela's release of US filmmaker Timothy Tracy an olive branch?
Stocks plummet. Dow drops below 15,000.
How did human 'cousin' look 55 million years ago? Fossil offers clue. (+video)
$500 a barrel? How high could oil prices rise?
The Monitor's View
Why this China-US summit must succeed
Carpe diet? Chinese firm's plan to export Asian carp could help US waterways.
NY boy, 10, fires shot at intruder who dropped gun
Private employers added 135,000 jobs in May
Scientists discover a little astronaut within all of us
EPA biofuel rule: energy solution or economic burden?
IRS controversies boost chances for tax reform, key Republican says
Why energy innovation is like mowing an Earth-sized, overgrown lawn
With Nidal Hasan bombshell, time to call Fort Hood shooting a terror attack?
'The Honest Toddler': 7 insights into what your child is really thinking
Time to wave goodbye to the Nintendo Wii U 8GB console?
How Madeleine Albright discovered she was on Myanmar's blacklist
Growth industry? Suburban mom allegedly ran $3 million marijuana business. (+video)
Philadelphia building collapse: 12 injured, two trapped, fire official says (+video)
Chapter & Verse
Why do we abandon books halfway through?
Smithfield sale to China casts a new light on your kid’s ham sandwich
Extinct reptile named for 'lizard king' Jim Morrison
Price tag of new iPod touch may drop even further
Though reports about bullying are increasing, the behavior itself is not
Hezbollah marks major triumph as Qusayr tips back into Assad camp
Susan Rice to top foreign policy post in Obama power play (+video)
Stir It Up!
Strawberry mint vinaigrette
Youngest Manson follower Leslie Van Houten faces 20th parole hearing
Applications for refinancing sink as mortgage rates jump up
Five guidelines for US role in Syria
Are budget negotiations helpful or a sellout? No surprise, GOP is split
Reader recommendation: A Thousand Farewells
Cadillac sees fastest growth since 1976
If sci-fi spurs technology, can 'social fiction' spark change?
Michelle Obama heckled: How'd she handle it? (+video)
Price tag set for 2014 Chevy SS: $44,470
Chapter & Verse
Online book auction will benefit the dream of one Newtown victim
Chapter & Verse
Is Amazon asking independent bookstores to sell Kindles?
Britney Spears out, Kelly Rowland in for 'The X Factor'
A call to prayer in Turkey
The Simple Dollar
The prisoner's dilemma and your money
Frozen berry mix recalled due to hepatitis A link
Coffee blight in Central America: Changing livelihoods and your cup of joe
FBI raid on California lawmaker's and Latino caucus offices
Toyota recall includes 242,000 Prius, Lexus cars with braking problems
Masai herders appear victims of land deal with Dubai hunting firm
East Africans told to resettle: Are these 'land grabs' or progress?
Apple 'spaceship' campus touted as economic boon for Cupertino
National security adviser Donilon to resign, Obama to appoint Susan Rice to replace him (+video)
Hawaii earthquake shakes but no tsunami (+video)
Pinned under government's thumb, Turkish media covers penguins, not protests
Atari landfill: Why the search for E.T. video game?
Terrorism & Security
Britain joins France in saying nerve gas used in Syria
Think you know Turkey? Take our country quiz.
Minnesota cheerleader busted for 'pimping out' another student
Making 'bad' notes better