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Daily News Briefing

March 2017

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Party politics

It might be a feint after the health-care defeat, but President Trump could be signaling a bipartisan shift.

The filibuster does not make for edge-of-your-seat reading. But maybe it should.

Workers Unite

President Trump is a wayward defender of workers’ interests.

Africa's hour of need

Drought and conflict are threatening famine across sub-Saharan Africa. The world community can make a difference.

A question of legitimacy

The biggest protests in Russia in five years haven't shaken Mr. Putin's grip on power, but they show that not all Russians back him.

'We are not afraid'

Countering terrorism is a complex and often unsuccessful effort. The best response to it, as Britain has shown, is a refusal to fear.

Coal's global decline

Along with the US, China, India, and other countries are shifting away from coal. A revival of coal jobs is unlikely.


An Irish nationalist trod a perilous path to compromise.

Establishing facts

The trustworthiness of media reports is always open to debate. The trustworthiness of FBI and NSA testimony is much less so.

Republicans are having a heap of trouble trying to replace Obamacare. That points to an important lesson.