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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.

Art and entertainment are often controversial. But those who attempt to censor reveal their own lack of confidence.

As with President Nixon's opening with China, President Obama's with Cuba could have far-reaching consequences.

After more than half a century of estrangement, the US and Cuba seek normal relations.

Russia in trouble

Mounting economic problems could be a moment that leads to change for the better.

Democracies always struggle with how to protect themselves without sacrificing their values.

A window of compromise

Brinkmanship and confrontation take a back seat – at least for now – in Washington and Peru.

Humanity's prosperity brings the need for responsibility about natural resources. Any climate shift affects someone somewhere.

Venezuelan socialism is funded by oil revenue. As prices collapse, political change could follow.

Improving intelligence

A Senate report on CIA methods stirs debate. It could also bring closure to that debate.

Though neither crisis is over, momentum appears to have changed significantly.