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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. For the latest news and 24/7 access to Monitor content, you can also visit CSMonitor.com.

The road ahead

The form of the Monitor has changed often since 1908. The spirit of the Monitor – confident in the power of progress – is unchanging.

Essential sources

Anonymous whistleblowing is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous in the digital age, a new UN report says.

Listening tours

Why President Trump should get out of his comfort zone.

So far, they are just words, but the militant organization Hamas has shifted its position regarding Israel.

Brexit looms larger

As Britain's divorce from the EU approaches, issues that were once largely theoretical are becoming concrete.

Tax and consequence

President Trump's tax proposal is dramatic. It could help the US economy, or it could hurt it. Getting there won't be easy.

Ideas worth spreading

This year's TED gathering in Vancouver, British Columbia, had an unusual speaker with an old but timely theme: the power of tenderness.

The longest war

Superior American firepower won’t yield an Afghan peace.

Unnecessary brinkmanship

Congress and the White House are grappling with huge issues on a tight deadline this week. They don't need to do that.

Can the center hold?

As in the Netherlands last month, centrists in France might be taking a more active political stand to counter populist/nationalists.