Today's Five Best Columns
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Edward Snowden's appearance and Vice Admiral Michael Rogers' trip to Capitol Hill should serve as a reminder: The struggle to ensure online privacy exists independent of these two people.
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Sure, it’s been 25 years since Irwin M. Fletcher (played by Chevy Chase in two movies) graced our screens, but the studio has finally found the perfect guy for the role—fellow Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis.
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There's a reason Sandra Bullock felt so alone in Gravity: not only was her character stranded in space, but she was starring in one of the few box office hits featuring a female protagonist.
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KFC vs. Popeyes. Wendy's vs. Burger King. Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out. McDonald's fries vs. Five Guys' fries. Let's settle this once and for all.
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The Kuka robot v. Timo Boll match for ping-pong supremacy could have been a referendum on how far the robots have come. Instead, the "competition" managed to disappoint everyone.
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The stars of Game of Thrones grace the cover of Vanity Fair this week, but the real news comes from the interview inside, where show creator David Benioff basically says, “we know how the books are gonna end, nyah-nyah.”
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Who were the best, worst, and just-good-enough queens of the week? It wasn't close. Here are our picks ...
A CIA lawyer involved in the agency's Bush-era torture programs is seeking criminal charges against Senate staffers, a move that Sen. Feinstein described flatly as an attempt to "intimidate" the committee.
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CPAC 2014 has come and gone, but don't worry because last night The Daily Show recapped the best parts: Conservatives' pitiful attempts at humor.
Glenn Ford has spent the past three decades on Louisiana's death row, but according to previously undisclosed evidence, Ford wasn't even at the scene of the crime.
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Catherine Rampell on women in college, Jonathan Chait on Obamacare victims, Maria Bustillos on Reddit's Satoshi Nakamoto skeptics, Rafael Osio Cabrices on Venezuela, and Allison P. Davis on the worst Bachelor in history.
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We're about a month away from the start of a new season of Mad Men, which means Jon Hamm is out and about doing delightful media appearances.
Global leaders remain in an impasse over the situation in Ukraine, with Secretary of State John Kerry refusing to negotiate with his Russian counterpart and Russia refusing to accept deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's ouster, as Crimea nears a referendum vote on whether or not to secede.
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Today in celebrity gossip: Miley Cyrus went chaps-less during a recent performance, Elisabeth Moss did not enjoy her "awful" marriage to Fred Armisen, and Chris Evans is both ready and willing to marry you.
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Demonstrating perhaps that there are few things he will not do to spread the word about Obamacare, President Obama made an appearance on Zach Galifianakis' fake web talk show "Between Two Ferns."
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A passenger who flew on the still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 using a stolen passport was seeking asylum in Europe, according to Malaysian authorities, and is likely not linked to a terrorist group.
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D.C.-area businessman Jeffrey Thompson pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges on Monday, after making millions in illegal campaign contributions, including to Mayor Vincent Gray.
Mar 11, 2014 2:15AM ET
Following the massive success of the surprise release of Beyoncé’s self-titled album last December, Apple has been pressuring record labels for similar deal, trying to secure music exclusivity and cut off competition from streaming services.
Mar 11, 2014 12:59AM ET
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced plans on Monday to investigate both General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s response to consumer complaints.
Mar 10, 2014 11:22PM ET
Remember Julie Boonstra, the cancer patient who claimed in a Koch Brothers-funded ad that Obamacare got her good insurance plan cancelled and now her new insurance plan's "out-of-pocket costs are so high, it’s unaffordable?" It turns out that she's actually saving at least $1,200 a year with her new "unaffordable" insurance plan.
Mar 10, 2014 10:37PM ET
Could the key to kicking Russia out of Crimea be a bunch of very wealthy people?
Mar 10, 2014 8:17PM ET
A little less than a third of U.S. senators will be staying up all night tonight to discuss climate change on the Senate floor.
Mar 10, 2014 8:04PM ET
Asked to identify the age of a young boy that committed a felony, participants in a study routinely overestimated the age of black children far more than they did white kids. Worse: Cops did it, too.
Mar 10, 2014 6:35PM ET
Early returns for the taxes from Colorado's pot businesses are, well, a little disappointing, possibly because expectations are in the clouds. The results, at least so far, are much more grounded.
Mar 10, 2014 6:13PM ET
An unreleased Daft Punk track featuring Jay-Z leaked on the internet today, and though it was first met with questions about its authenticity, "Computerized" has since been confirmed as real. The only trouble is that no one likes it.
Mar 10, 2014 6:08PM ET
NASA is calling for coders to help develop algorithms to detect, track, identify and mitigate the effects of asteroids. The administration is offering $35,000 in awards for the service, as well as the opportunity to possibly help save us all from extinction via asteroid.
Mar 10, 2014 5:48PM ET
According to a new poll from the Des Moines Register, Iowans have cooled to the idea of Rick Santorum for President since 2012.
Mar 10, 2014 5:07PM ET
Taylor Swift made $39,699,575 this past year. That nearly-$40 million bankroll is good enough to put her on top of Billboard's 2014 Money Makers list, and it wasn't really close. The reason she made so much money last year? One word: Swifties.
Mar 10, 2014 5:05PM ET
BBC America's been teasing the return of their beloved cult clone drama Orphan Black for a while now, and finally today they released a full trailer, which raises all sorts of clone-related questions.
Mar 10, 2014 5:01PM ET
Unknown sources have released at least 74,000 metric tons of new, man-made gases that are harmful to the ozone layer into the atmosphere, a move that may be illegal per the 1987 Montreal Protocol.