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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.

An 'America first' GOP

Donald Trump's view of the US role in the world is a departure from 70 years of Republican and Democratic internationalism.

Russia's tarnished gold

It's not just honest Olympic athletes who were cheated by Russia's massive doping program. Russian athletes were too.

Money talks

A rollback of untraceable campaign funding should be a priority for both presidential candidates.

Grassroots law and order

Police interactions with the public are not always easy, but we need to work together to keep society safe and healthy.

Today's View

Turkey's President Erdogan, the man once seen as an interlocutor between the West and the Muslim world, faces a new challenge: healing his country after a violent attempted coup.

Apologizing is difficult for politicians and public figures. But a sincere apology isn't a sign of weakness. It is a demonstration of humanity.

Law's quiet power

After a decisive ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, Beijing needs a face-saving way to stand down.

Iron Leadership

Britain’s new prime minister has a challenging task ahead, as does her parliamentary opponent.

Life always matters

The Black Lives Matters movement has touched off a national debate that starts with criminal justice but must not end there.

Black and blue nation

The events of last week can reveal the fissures that divide us – or the path to moving beyond them.