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Daily News Briefing

March 2016

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An unhappy party

The Republican primary has exposed deep rifts in the party that might be difficult to resolve in November or thereafter.

Payday trending

A Supreme Court deadlock and a minimum wage proposal in California.

A symbol of civilization

Palmyra's liberation is a small win in the war against Islamic State but a victory for the values of the civilized world.

The Islamic State wants to promote a certain view of itself to the world. But that's not always the most accurate picture.

Crime and punishment

Justice doesn't operate as quickly or as brutally as criminality. But it eventually prevails – in the Balkans, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

Sharing the burden

Whoever the next US president is, he or she will have to coordinate more, not less, with allies.

Belgium murders

Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels won’t break the bonds of international cooperation.

A test of 'soft power'

The thaw between the US and Cuba won't lead to overnight change in the island nation. But in time, a freer Cuba is likely.

President Obama's trip to Cuba is controversial. But it also shows how a change in approach can echo through a region.

A global vote

Americans aren't just deciding who will be their next president. Their decision will be felt around the world.