Today's Five Best Columns
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The Human Rights Campaign wants an inquiry after congressional computers were used to make Wikipedia edits that disparaged transgender people. Wikipedia is blocking Congress as a source for a month.
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David Ignatius on ISIL, Paul Krugman on inflation, Financial Times on jihadism, Daniel Gordis on Israel, Alec MacGillis on policing.
The two German artists who swapped them for all-white flags have handed the originals back to America.
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GlobalPost, Foley's employer, says they only received two communications from the terrorist group, one of which came last week.
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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan sat down with Fox News for their first interview since the 2012 campaign. What followed was a game of 2016 chicken.
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According to the United Nations, as of April 2014, more than 191,000 people have died in the three years of the Syrian civil war. The true figures are expected to be higher.
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The comic-book look, vast ensemble and pulpy violence is all still there, but did anyone really ask for a second iteration?
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The report doesn't say anything about what happened, and it wasn't reviewed by a supervisor until 10 days after Michael Brown died. It was given final approval on August 20.
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Beyond funding, the scholarship will also provide a mentoring program. The program will be staffed by Foley's family and friends.
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One day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders, the radical group executed 18 Palestinian men it had suspected of collaborating with Israel.
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A 90-truck aid convoy crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia on Friday without "clearance or participation of the International Red Cross" or Ukrainian agreement as previously negotiated.
Aug 21, 2014 6:03PM ET
The Government Accountability Office has said the Obama administration violated the law in the Taliban prisoner exchange that freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Aug 21, 2014 5:27PM ET
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation into the possible leak about the failed mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages.
Aug 21, 2014 5:14PM ET
The Top 6 performers brought their A-game in what may prove to be the best episode of the season.
Aug 21, 2014 4:50PM ET
"This operation was a flawless operation," Hagel said, "but the hostages were not there."
Aug 21, 2014 4:46PM ET
After a leaked script caused the film and its director so much heartache, it's only appropriate (or intentional?) that the trailer would get bootlegged as well.
Aug 21, 2014 4:34PM ET
The terrorist group copped to the June killing of three Israeli teenagers that helped spark the current Gaza war.
Aug 21, 2014 4:24PM ET
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced a plan on Wednesday that would end the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault.
Aug 21, 2014 4:11PM ET
Sotloff was taken hostage on August 4, 2013 by ISIL, but his disappearance was subject to a media blackout until now.
Aug 21, 2014 3:48PM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that there was "a very real possibility" that terrorists from the Islamic State had crossed into the U.S. through the southern border with Mexico.
Aug 21, 2014 3:34PM ET
Fargo and The Normal Heart should clean up, and Stephen Colbert is poised to dominate in late night. Who should win? Who will win?
Aug 21, 2014 3:08PM ET
The Wire spoke with Chris Voss, a 24-year veteran of the FBI and Gary Noesner who had a 30-year career as an FBI negotiator.
Aug 21, 2014 3:07PM ET
Check out our first impressions of the singer's sophomore effort, scheduled to be released this Monday.
Aug 21, 2014 3:03PM ET
Republicans seized on the killing of James Foley to push for an expanded air campaign and even limited ground troops in Iraq to destroy the Islamic State.
Aug 21, 2014 2:34PM ET
It's soft-serve ice cream blended with delicious candy and toppings. But which reigns supreme? Quit staring at the menu and instead consult our error-proof ranking.
Aug 21, 2014 2:11PM ET
"I want to be in love, not just watch movies about it."
Aug 21, 2014 2:01PM ET
The State Department has reportedly banned diplomats from participating in the ubiquitous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Aug 21, 2014 1:51PM ET
Orange Is the New Black looks to unseat Modern Family after 100 years of Emmy dominance. We've got who should win and who will win.
Aug 21, 2014 12:57PM ET
Though complete details about Foley's suspected whereabouts have not been disclosed by authorities, anonymous sources and former hostages have helped fill the gaps in his story.
Aug 21, 2014 12:15PM ET
A reworking of The Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things," the track features Hill twisting the familiar melody with lyrics that cut deep.