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Daily News Briefing

April 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 CSMonitor.com.

The latest attempt by the United States to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal has failed.

Every silver lining in economics seems to come with a cloud.

Democracy is more than majority rule.

The brinkmanship between Russia and the West over eastern Ukraine is not a game.

It is possible that instead of radicalism spreading in the the West Bank, moderation could spread in Gaza.

Even secure messaging may not stay secure forever.

On a bright spring day with a slight April chill in the air, a city reclaimed its holiday.

Rule of law can be slow and frustrating, but rule by force can take the world down a ruinous path.

The Russia Mr. Snowden now lives in has made a sharp right turn, both internationally and internally.

Short version: Things are not going smoothly.