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Ecuador: Can President Correa's popularity keep him in office indefinitely?

csmonitor.com — Correa's approval ratings float between 70 and 80 percent, making him Latin America's most popular leader. But when it comes to keeping him in office beyond 2016, most believe it should come down to a vote - not a constitutional change.

Guide to Giving - The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

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Nov 24, 2014

Giving to charity for the holidays? Before you do, check out the latest edition of @csmonitor's annual Giving Guide. csmonitor.com/Business/Guide…

Thanksgiving Quiz: There's more to it than just knowing how to cook a turkey

csmonitor.com — Your bird is defrosting, your electric carving knife is charged up, and you've located your pants with the expandable waistband. But how much do you really know about the face-stuffing, football-watching, afternoon-napping, politics-avoiding, gratitude-expressing extravaganza that is Turkey Day? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

After deadly Al Shabab attack, questions about Kenya's approach (+video)

csmonitor.com — Al Shabab murdered 28 Kenyans in the north of the country on Saturday, raising questions about the effectiveness of the country's approach to countering terrorism. The militant Islamist group Al Shabab attacked a bus in northeastern Kenya Saturday and murdered the 28 non-Muslim passengers on board, a brutal reminder of the group's promise to make Kenya pay for its role in fighting the group.

Feeling the weight borne by Ferguson grand jury members

csmonitor.com — As the nation waits for the grand jury's decision in the police shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown, faith leaders, elected officials, and Brown's parents are calling for calm. The grand jury reconvenes Monday, and a decision is expected soon. One can only imagine the weight of responsibility now being felt by grand jurors in Ferguson, Missouri.
Nov 23, 2014

"Don't agitate them, and don't let them agitate y'all." #Ferguson tensely awaits grand jury's decision. bit.ly/1AEkfHk

Hezbollah claims 'pinpoint' Iranian missiles added to its arsenal

csmonitor.com — The Lebanese Shiite militant group and close ally of Iran said it has received more advanced missiles, with greater range, as talks over Iran's nuclear program wind down in Vienna.
Nov 24, 2014

#Hezbollah says it has advanced Iranian missiles w/ 'pinpoint accuracy' it cd use against #Israel in any future war. csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E…

University of Virginia fraternity rape case: Stopping sexual assault on campus

csmonitor.com — Rolling Stone magazine reports that a freshman was raped by seven men at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party at the University of Virginia. University officials promise to address what critics say is a culture of hidden sexual violence at UVA.

Charitable giving on the rise, but mostly from the rich (+video)

csmonitor.com — After the deepest and longest drop in charitable donations in at least four decades, Americans are on track to give record amounts this year. However, the surge in charitable giving is coming almost exclusively from the wealthy, as lower and middle class incomes drop.
Nov 23, 2014

After a long, deep drop in donations to #charity, Americans on track to give record amounts this year. bit.ly/1FhyRdK #philanthropy

What if all cops wore cameras? California town's success echoes to Ferguson (+video)

csmonitor.com — Rialto, Calif., has seen a major decline in complaints of police violence since putting body cameras on it police. The technology has also helped resolve situations like the one in Ferguson, Mo. When five police cruisers entered a mini-mall parking lot earlier this week in Rialto, Calif., it might have signaled trouble.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @LisaBloom: Huge success for wearable cameras on police in Rialto, CA. Here's one thing cops and activists agree on: they work. ow.ly/EKLFP

Will Benghazi report quell conspiracy theories? Not likely. (+video)

csmonitor.com — The House Intelligence Committee has issued its report on the terrorist attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. It's unlikely to satisfy critics of the Obama administration, however, and more reports are coming. It's unclear when - if ever - the controversy over the deadly attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, will end.

Charitable giving on the rise, but mostly from the rich

csmonitor.com — After the deepest and longest drop in charitable donations in at least four decades, Americans are on track to give record amounts this year. However, the surge in charitable giving is coming almost exclusively from the wealthy, as lower and middle class incomes drop.
Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 22, 2014

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Iran nuclear talks, in home stretch, still face obstacles

csmonitor.com — Iranian distrusts US intentions - and fears that it will make irreversible decisions in exchange for only temporary sanctions relief. More than 30 months of Iran nuclear talks are coming to a frenetic diplomatic climax before a Monday deadline.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @peterson__scott: My report #IranVienna: "Are 10,000 centrifuges under constant IAEA watch a threat to world peace? Absolutely not" bit.ly/1p6YgEG

Nov 22, 2014

RT @peterson__scott: My report #IranVienna: "Are 10,000 centrifuges under constant IAEA watch a threat to world peace? Absolutely not" bit.ly/1p6YgEG

Nov 22, 2014

My report, Vienna perspective: All #Iran's 19,000 centrifuges spinning 1 year = 5 hours of European enrich co. Urenco csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @peterson__scott: My report from #IranTalksVienna: Iran nuclear talks, in home stretch, still face obstacles bit.ly/1p6YgEG

Nov 22, 2014

RT @peterson__scott: My report from #IranTalksVienna: Iran nuclear talks, in home stretch, still face obstacles bit.ly/1p6YgEG

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Obama golfing with Derek Jeter - but Shadow Creek may be the real star

csmonitor.com — President Obama is playing golf Saturday at Shadow Creek, one of the most exclusive courses in the world. Retired Yankee great Derek Jeter is on the links with him. President Obama loves his golf - and on Saturday, snagged a round at one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world, Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas.

Why would someone fly a Nazi flag to protest Obama? (+video)

csmonitor.com — A physician has hoisted a Nazi naval war ensign outside of his home, in what he says is a protest against 'Führer' Obama. He is not the first. This morning I woke to find myself tagged in a Facebook post by a friend in my town whose neighbor had chosen to fly a Nazi flag.

Rare video of fiercely 'beautiful' deep-sea Black Seadevil

csmonitor.com — Scientists have taken video of a small, but fierce-looking anglerfish, also known as the Black Seadevil, off the California coast. Scary. Ugly. Freaky. Those are the adjectives most humans use when describing the female angler fish, aka. the Black Seadevil. But Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) senior scientist Bruce Robison offers a different perspective.
Nov 22, 2014

Why do they call it a Black Seadevil? One look will answer the question. rare video csmonitor.com/Science/2014/1…

Mystery mush and plastic food: #ThanksMichelleObama. Fair target?

csmonitor.com — A Twitter hashtag, "#ThanksMichelleObama," sarcastically highlights unappetizing school lunches in the wake of the first lady's anti-obesity campaign. Complaining about public school lunches is a time-honored tradition, but now it has its own hashtag. The high school students frustrated with " mystery mush" and " corn that tastes like plastic" have a particular target for their gripes - not the lunch lady, but Michelle Obama.

After 7 feet of snow, Buffalo prepares for flooding from Big Melt

csmonitor.com — The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Sunday to Wednesday in Buffalo. A 132-mile stretch of the state Thruway (I-90) that had been closed since Tuesday was reopened.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @csmonitor: After 7 feet of snow, Buffalo prepares for flooding from Big Melt: The National Weather Service issued a flood... bit.ly/1qO9NtR

Will Benghazi report quell conspiracy theories? Not likely.

csmonitor.com — The House Intelligence Committee has issued its report on the terrorist attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. It's unlikely to satisfy critics of the Obama administration, however, and more reports are coming. It's unclear when - if ever - the controversy over the deadly attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, will end.
Nov 22, 2014

controversial reports often released in dead media zones.Will Benghazi report quell conspiracy theories? Not likely. csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Po…

Darren Wilson to resign from Ferguson Police Department, reports say (+video)

csmonitor.com — Officer Darren Wilson has reportedly initiated the process of resignation from the force to take pressure off his fellow officers and the department, according to media reports. Michael Brown's father, meanwhile, has called for calm. Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is reportedly in the final stages of a decision to resign from the St.