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Daily News Briefing

June 2015

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Greece and Argentina

A Greek default would be painful. It was for Argentina and still is in some ways. But Argentines adjusted.

The news this week has provided a portrait of remorseless murder and terror. But it has also offered the smallest glimpse of the reckoning that can come after.

The Supreme Court's upholding of a key part of the Affordable Care Act further entrenches the controversial – but increasingly durable – law.

A time for leadership

Thorny issues surrounding Greece and Iran are coming down to the wire. What happens next will require wisdom and care.

Hack job

New claims of NSA spying on anti-virus software firms shouldn’t come as a shock.

After months of impasse, the Greek financial crisis appears to have taken an encouraging turn.

Dylann Roof has been charged with a heinous act of hatred. But he has also caught a glimpse of something remarkable.

We can honor the congregants at the Charleston AME Church by taking up where they were interrupted.

The year of identity

Race, ethnicity, and gender identity are in the spotlight. Real identity is deeper, more durable, and more beneficial to humanity .

Ground control

Kurdish paramilitaries are proving to be effective allies in taking territory from Islamic State.