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Daily News Briefing

February 2017

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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.

Recovering trust

People and institutions can mess up, as was spectacularly the case on Oscar night. What they do next is what matters.

In quick succession, two events have brought transgender issues to the forefront.

A shield against hate

Presidential condemnation of anti-Semitism is important. At least as important: the grass-roots, interfaith response.

A global language

Whatever the criticisms of globalization, scientific research is the one area where it has been an unalloyed success.

Immigration law

Entering a country illegally automatically puts an immigrant at risk. Finding a humane way to correct that is crucial.

War and peace

With US support, Iraq is winning the war against the Islamic State. It will need that support even more for national reconciliation.

'America first' projects

California's Oroville Dam is an example of crucial infrastructure around the US that is taken for granted but needs ongoing investment.

The value of a nation

Despite frustration with the 'two-state solution' in the Middle East, it remains a fair and practical approach to peace.

Clearing the air

The resignation of President Trump's national security adviser increases the need for the president to clarify his Russia policy.

Deliberative body

The US president gets inordinate attention. The real work of the nation takes place at the other end of the National Mall.