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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.

When the dust clears, these two nations must live side by side -- only this time as independent equals.

Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., is a local, state, and national problem. It is also a global problem if it undermines the US ability to push for universal human rights.

Nuclear talks with Iran are making slow progress. Now it is crucial to close the deal.

Islamic State militants shocked the world with a lightning offensive. Now forces are gathering to counter them.

Force and confrontation won't heal Ferguson, Mo. Only goodwill can do that.

Strains are showing in Mr. Putin's new Eurasian Economic Union because of his Ukraine policies.

There's no doubt that humanitarian aid is needed in eastern Ukraine. But is Russian charity is what Russia says it is?

They can go it alone. It would be better if they helped all Iraqis see the power of inclusivity.

Force should be used reluctantly. But when genocide is threatened, nations must protect the innocent.

Amid a mushrooming scandal, Richard Nixon resigned 40 years ago. His successor, the unassuming Gerald Ford, bound up the nation's wounds.