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  • Father’s Day gifts: 5 things to do with Dad for under $150

    Father's Day gifts are around the corner, and we're spending the most Father's Day bucks this year on experiences. This suggests we want to spend time with Dad, more than anything. With that in mind, here are 5 suggestions for Father's Day outings that won't break the bank.

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  • Facebook photo raid? Family says NJ overreacted to boy's Facebook gun photo.

    Facebook photo raid? Shawn Moore said he gave his son Josh the gun as a present to use on hunting trips. The elder Moore was at a friend's house when his wife called, saying state child welfare investigators, along with four local police officers, were at the house, asking to inspect the family's guns.

  • Officials keep close eye on nuclear power plants as Sandy's winds whip

    Though no nuclear power plants have been taken offline so far, officials along the east coast are overseeing plants carefully as hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey. 

  • Father’s Day gifts: 5 things to do with Dad for under $150

    Father's Day gifts are around the corner, and we're spending the most Father's Day bucks this year on experiences. This suggests we want to spend time with Dad, more than anything. With that in mind, here are 5 suggestions for Father's Day outings that won't break the bank.

  • 'Fracking': Did Energy Department report clear up controversy?

    According to the US panel, 'fracking' to release gas deposits in shale can be done in an environmentally responsible way. The industry hailed the report as refuting shrill critics, but environmentalists decried 'advocacy-based science' by a panel tilted toward the industry.

  • The Monitor's View Taliban's Kabul raid as a Vietnam-like PR ploy

    The 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam spelled the end for Johnson and the US role in that war. Will Obama fail to see a similar Taliban 'psych ops,' aimed at American opinion to hasten the US exit from Afghanistan?

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/19

    A man paddles a homemade boat through a flooded area in Moshan village, Zhejiang province Saturday, June 19. China has mobilized troops to help with flood relief and raised its disaster alert to the highest level after days of downpours forced the evacuation of more than half a million people in central and southern provinces.

  • 10 bits of baseball history I learned from "A Game of Inches"

    10 bits of baseball history I learned from "A Game of Inches"

    "A Game of Inches" by Peter Morris takes present-day readers on a tour of baseball's origins. Here are 10 interesting glimpses into the game of the past – and how it impacts baseball as we know it today.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/18

    A woman attends a rally in support of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli. Gaddafi's government said it was declaring a unilateral ceasefire in its offensive to crush Libya's revolt, as Western warplanes prepared to attack his forces.

  • In Pictures Winter weather: How cold is it?

    A couple walks on the waterfront in the borough of Brooklyn after an overnight snow fall on Jan. 21 in New York City. The Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge are visible in the background.

  • Washington: A Life

    Washington: A Life

    America’s first president emerges from this marvelous biography an admirable, flawed, and very human figure.