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Daily News Briefing

January 2016

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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

Two faces of Iran

Iran's door is open just enough for business. But Iran's hard-liners – fearful of losing control – are keeping their foot in it.

Driving downshifts

Fewer young Americans are getting driver's licenses, signaling a shift in America's automobile culture.


Denmark is asking migrants to hand over cash when they claim asylum there.

A democratic dream deferred

Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising five years ago was a moment of hope that didn't last. But hope never dies.

To help it reform its police department, Chicago hired a man who has willingly opened his force to outside scrutiny in the past.

Island of hope

The effort by Cyprus's Turkish and Greek leaders to reunify the island is a ray of light in a divided region.

A turbulent stock market might be hinting at problems in the overall economy. More likely, there's no connection.

Rival builders

China and Japan have a lot at stake in Asia’s race to build infrastructure.

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, black Americans are holding up a standard of hope at a time when frustration seems to be holding sway.

Tamping out Ebola required a major international effort. No part of our interconnected world exists in isolation.