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October 2015

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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.

A family decision

Beijing has changed from a one-child to a two-child per family policy. But the Chinese people likely have changed, too.

Focusing on Syria

There is reason to hope that a new effort by outside powers to negotiate an end to the Syrian civil war might bear fruit.

Troubled waters

A US Navy warship pushes back against China’s redistricting of the South China Sea.

The University of Mississippi removed the Confederate-themed state flag Monday. What a difference 14 years makes.

In the past 25 years, remarkable gains have been made against extreme poverty. Such progress is possible elsewhere.

Politics or policy?

The latest Benghazi investigation follows seven others plus a nonpartisan State Department probe. It is hard to imagine there are still unknowns.

A legacy of decency

Vice President Biden is known for compromise and bonhomie across the political spectrum. That is an achievement in itself.

An ode to gridlock

Will Rep. Paul Ryan ride to the rescue as the new House speaker? Probably not. And that might not be a bad thing.

An ode to gridlock

Will Rep. Paul Ryan ride to the rescue as the new House speaker? Probably not. And that might not be a bad thing.

A city on a hill

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict must not escalate. The path to peace is clear.