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  • In Pictures Real-life wonder women

    American race car driver Danica Patrick shows off her trophy after winning the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan, in 2008. She became the first female winner in IndyCar history.

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  • The Monitor's View Kenya's merit badge for citizenship

    For all its flaws and risky outcome, Kenya's presidential election reveals a shift from tribal identities toward a better civic-mindedness. Voters did not want a repeat of the tribal violence after the 2007 election.

  • Upfront Blog College: more than a credential

    Even as many people question the worth -- and cost -- of a bachelor's degree, college remains crucial to civilization. It is how knowledge is transferred from one generation to the next.

  • From our Files: Maurice Sendak interview, 2002

    Maurice Sendak, self-taught artist and author of "Where the Wild Things Are" (1963), would eventually write or illustrate over 90 books, beloved by generations of children into adulthood.  Sendak, who died today, spoke with Monitor reporter Gloria Goodale on the occasion of an exhibit of his artwork at Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center in 2002.  He spoke about his personal history growing up in Brooklyn amidst the tumult of family upended after World War II; his escape into an inspired, illustrated world; and his expansion into musical and opera collaborations.

  • Student loans: As debts hit $1 trillion mark, protesters plan Occupy-type events

    Student loan activists in New York and some 20 other cities are gathering Wednesday, when student debt is expected to cross the trillion-dollar threshold. Among their student loan proposals: The federal government should cover all higher-education costs.

  • The Monitor's View Rushworth Kidder: Ethicist, journalist, scholar

    Rushworth Kidder, who passed away on March 5, was a former Monitor columnist and a leading advocate of ethical conduct in business, government, education, and personal life.

  • For US and global economies, debt is a four-letter word

    For US and global economies, debt is a four-letter word

    It's hard to conclude anything else: Debt – owed by households, governments, and banks – lies at the heart of the economy's troubles. Even after two years of recovery, debt remains a big drag.

  • Job market dismal? Here are the bright spots.

    The New Economy Job market dismal? Here are the bright spots.

    Although it added no net new jobs in August, the economy has some sectors that are growing robustly. Technology, health care, and some regional job markets are doing well.

  • In Pictures Real-life wonder women

    American race car driver Danica Patrick shows off her trophy after winning the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan, in 2008. She became the first female winner in IndyCar history.

  • Nobel Prize 2010 honors technological father of millions

    Nobel Prize 2010 honors technological father of millions

    Nobel Prize 2010 for medicine awarded to Robert Edwards for his work pioneering in vitro fertilization research, which has led to the births of 4 million children.

  • Summer reading gets plug from US officials to keep kids sharp

    Summer reading gets plug from US officials to keep kids sharp

    The ‘Let’s Read. Let’s Move’ campaign is designed to combat the learning loss that can occur during the summer. Two cabinet secretaries touted summer reading at an event in Washington Wednesday.