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Daily News Briefing

November 2014

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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

Time to buy or time to give?

Next Tuesday is a day that actually comes close to the real spirit of the season.

The utility of Thanksgiving

Putting the crises of the world on hold – if only for a day – gives individuals and nations fresh perspective.

Iran must remove doubts

By July 1, Iran must finally and completely convince skeptics that it is not pursuing nuclear weapons.

A conflict over history

Why Russia and Ukraine duel over what happened in 1930s and '40s.

Is Putin worried?

His comments about preventing a “color revolution” in Russia may indicate he sees trouble ahead.

A partial move on immigration

An executive order easing deportations from the US won't solve the problem of 11 million people living in the shadows.

No reason to conserve anxiety

Amid disheartening news reports from around the world, it is important to keep a sense of proportion.

Its economy is improving, but old problems such as violence and corruption persist.

Closing the deal with Iran

As nuclear negotiations enter the home stretch, outlines of an agreement are taking shape.

An age-old feeling of vulnerability drives Russian aggressiveness.