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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.

A lighter footprint

Although global population and economy have been rising, the environmental impact of humans shows signs of moderation.

Defending consensus

Why both major candidates for president favor a strong military.

Humanity's heritage

A trial under way at the Hague shows new determination to protect historical sites from jihadist vandalism.

Today's view

Vacation time

Battery power

New battery technology—and scaled-up production—is beginning to revolutionize everything from energy storage to car camping.

The 'burkini' and the beach

The wave of Muslim immigration has led to social conflict across Europe, and Muslim women are caught in the middle.

A costly exchange

The growing pains of Obamacare demonstrate the need for stronger stewardship.

Life after ISIS

Now is the time to ensure that a new form of ISIS doesn't emerge after its strongholds in Libya, Syria, and Iraq fall.

Every Olympics, athletes never fail to redefine the boundaries of the possible. In that is a lesson for the world.

Ukraine on the brink

The Ukraine conflict is heating up in a way that could trigger an international crisis and become a factor in the US presidential race.