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Daily News Briefing

December 2015

The Daily News Briefing is no longer being produced, and new Briefings will no longer be added as part of JSH-Online.

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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.

For a happy, new year

Navigating the challenges of a new year requires hope and faith. Making it a truly happy year requires love.

EU at the crossroads

A series of major crises is testing European unity as nothing has since the end of the cold war.

A 'state' in play

As the self-styled Islamic State steadily loses territory, its capability and credibility diminish.

How Chicago heals

Another controversial police shooting has put Chicago in the national spotlight. But things can get better if both sides are willing to extend a hand.

A date that endures

News arrives with urgency, stirs up humanity, then fades away. The most important news ever arrived with little notice but continues to change the world.

Rising son

Ingrained patriarchy is holding back Japan’s economy and mortgaging its future.

The road to Mandera

When a group of Muslim travelers refused to allow gunmen to single out Christian travelers, they became an example for everyone.

Zaevion Dobson was just a high school football player who died in gang violence. But his example is a rebuke against accepting any violence as 'normal.'

UN versus IS

UN members, who often disagree, agree that the Islamic State's violent, intolerant campaign must be closed down.

Saying 'no' grows

Drug use among young Americans is falling or steady across all categories, though more progress is needed.