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The Christian Science Monitor Daily News Briefing provides an editorially curated perspective on important news of the day. Each issue provides a daily commentary from the editors, abridged versions of five key stories, an Editorial, the Christian Science perspective article, and a Top Headlines column. Insights gained from the Monitor can support and strengthen your prayers for the world. A link to each issue is delivered to your email inbox each weekday morning and can be read on JSH-Online. For the latest news and 24/7 access to Monitor content, you can also visit CSMonitor.com.

Road rules

Cheap fuels such as diesel and coal are hard to clean up without costly, cumbersome technology. That's no excuse to cheat.

The citizen's job

The US president has enormous power. But as the outgoing president notes, real power still resides with the people.

Inside track

Unchecked nepotism can undermine the norms of democratic governance.

Small island, big hope

After four decades of separation, the Greek and Turkish communities of Cyprus are closer than ever to reuniting.

Chicago's crisis

Crime in Chicago is at alarming levels, but 25 years ago, New York was in the same position.

Intelligence assessment

Doubting the work of intelligence agencies can be healthy. Doubting in the face of strong evidence to the contrary isn't.

Re-reforming health care

Repealing and replacing 'Obamacare' has plenty of unknowns. Uncertainty surrounding the effort could be the biggest.

Asylum rules

Germany’s response to terror attacks shows the continued need for cross-border cooperation.

The Senate's role

On foreign policy, the US Senate could become a significant check and balance during the Trump administration.

For Syria, a ray of light

While political differences are likely to persist, a new peace plan for Syria could bring relief for long-suffering civilians.