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Daily News Briefing

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.

Basic science

The discovery of gravitational waves won't change our lives. It does what all great scientific research does: expands our knowledge.

Centrists adrift

In both US political parties, moderate voters are having trouble finding a candidate they like.

Unyielding

Japan’s capital market jitters add to tail winds facing the world economy.

'Aleppo rules'

Five years after a crackdown on democracy demonstrations launched the Syrian civil war, the Assad regime has the upper hand.

Tony Dungy became the first black coach elected to the Hall of Fame. He's symbolic of the NFL's efforts to break down barriers for minority coaches.

Criminal justice

A record number of exonerations occurred last year as the US justice system has come under increasing scrutiny over cases of false imprisonment.

A sport in trouble

Super Bowl 50 is occurring amid growing concern about the physical toll the game is inflicting on players.

Union vs disunion

Britain is seeking a brake on Europe’s integration in a time of crisis.

Political reality

The sound and fury of political campaigns can be exciting and sometimes dismaying. Voting is quiet and small and far more profound.

There are no good options in Syria, virtually all agree. But giving up would be by far the worst.