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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

A many-sided conflict

The US military is increasingly involved in a complex and contentious network of alliances operating in northern Syria.

Connectivity's cost

Amid WikiLeaks revelations about CIA encryption breaking, digital device users should remember that hacking can always happen.

Healthy debate

'Obamacare' has set a benchmark for health-care coverage.

With diplomacy at a standstill, military moves increasingly define the West's position toward North Korea.

The results of last week's election in Northern Ireland show how the British revolt against globalization upset a delicate balance.

Answers needed

An independent investigation must get to the bottom of Russia's involvement in the 2016 US presidential campaign.

Goodwill governing

Turning ideas into bills into laws isn't a one-person job. It requires careful consideration and an openness to compromise.

Taiwan's history lesson

Taiwan marks a dark period of its history in a way that China still cannot.

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.