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The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to podcast@csmonitor.com.
 
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Why did the moose cross the road? Because it was finally safe to get to the other side. Also: today’s stories, including education during the pandemic, an assassination in Iran, and common ground between the president and president-elect. Join the Monitor's Eva Botkin-Kowacki and Noah Robertson for today's news. For more information, visit csmonito…
 
Coronavirus has stretched many states beyond their limits. But a reporter in upstate New York is showing how journalism can change to meet the need. Also: today’s stories, including why Joe Biden’s win is a good step for Palestinians; for “war children” in London, grit and resilience come naturally; and India’s vast dinosaur fossil heritage. Join t…
 
The conservative writer David French recommends an injection of justice, mercy, and humility into U.S. politics. Also: today’s stories, including President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state offers clues on his foreign policy; why Republicans made gains with Black voters this year; and transracial adoptees insist on being seen. Join th…
 
After a week brimming with examples of giving thanks at a difficult moment, we’re also getting lessons in the power of giving back – literally and figuratively – as we head deeper into the holiday season. Also: today’s stories, including the upcoming American presidential transition, rethinking wildfires in California, and why lynxes are making a c…
 
On the eve of Thanksgiving, let’s spare a moment to thank our health care workers for their year of sacrifice, grace under fire, and resilience. Also: the 2020 Election is a stress test for American democracy, one Massachusetts difference maker lends an ear, and a graceful essay on blessings, love, and gratitude. Join the Monitor's Dave Scott and R…
 
In the coming months, there will be countless attempts to understand the past four years in American politics. But among these first drafts of history, one stood out. Also: today’s stories, including inconsistent rules regarding the pandemic, why a new Canadian Green leader believes ‘this is the moment,’ and a day of Thanksgiving for a historic Mis…
 
At a time of waiting – for an orderly transfer of political power, for humility in leadership, for a more unified pandemic response – patience may be the virtue that’s most prized. Also: today’s stories, including certifying state-level votes, the evolution of activism in sports, and our culinary turkey tips. Join the Monitor's Clayton Collins and …
 
Amid the tumult of the 2020 post-election period, it’s good to stop and take a moment to remember some of the unsung heroes of the vote. Also: today’s stories, including the effect of withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, a look at the decline in freshman enrollment in colleges by students of color, and how one woman is bringing the Native pers…
 
This week I asked friends and family who are veteran teachers to share what work has been like for them lately. Also: today’s stories, including America’s relationship to truth, Moscow’s approach to pandemic education, and ski resorts trying to avoid going down the slopes. Join the Monitor's Kim Campbell and Noah Robertson for today's news. For mor…
 
“I learned that there are no limits.” Twenty-one year old Chris Nikic became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete the Ironman Triathlon. Also: The need to rebuild the State Department under Biden; more COVID-19 lessons from Europe; and Electoral College reform efforts in Colorado. Join the Monitor's Dave Scott and Molly Jackson for today…
 
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