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Daily News Briefing

The Christian Science Monitor Daily News Briefing gives you the Editors' view of the day's most important events. Each issue is a tightly-edited report alerting you to the news stories that deserve your attention. Each issue features an exclusive, original column by our editors with their observations about the news, four breaking news stories, the daily Christian Science perspective and a Top Headlines column. Its short format is easy to quickly understand the important news topics of the day and why they matter to you.

Thomas Menino's legacy won't be found in grand speeches but in the city he worked to improve.

Job 1: Defeat fear

The Islamic State is not yet on the run, but the fear factor is fading.

Ebola, the Islamic State, and Russia are today's challenges. They can be met and mastered.

Vladimir Putin's policies are driving out the very people the country most needs.

The hope of democracy

Tunisia and Ukraine are young democracies in troubled neighborhoods. If they endure, the effect would be powerful.

Was Beijing's “one country, two systems” formula a hollow promise?

Terror attacks get attention. They don't change minds.

Prison populations in the US are falling. Now what about all those prisons?

Iraq's prime minister would make history by leading Iraqis above factionalism

Compassion, not fear

Instead of recoiling from the dangers of Ebola, 'global citizens' should step up assistance to West Africa.