Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 1, 2014 6:16PM ET
A Florida judge ruled Friday that the state's lawmakers have until August 15 to redraw its current congressional districts. But there are a few other districts across this mighty nation that also might benefit from a little nip and tuck.
Aug 1, 2014 4:50PM ET
President Obama is known for being long-winded, but on Friday he uttered a phrase that may be as blunt as any modern president has ever made.
Aug 1, 2014 4:41PM ET
The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of 43-year old Eric Garner was caused by the police's controversial and illegal use of a chokehold and has deemed his death a homicide.
Aug 1, 2014 4:27PM ET
President Obama told reporters that the U.S. "does not control everything in the world" as he responded to the array of crises and conflicts escalating around the globe.
Aug 1, 2014 2:56PM ET
A Somali MP has been assassinated, marking the fifth parliamentarian in the war torn country to be killed this year.
Aug 1, 2014 2:46PM ET
Many pharmaceutical companies and researchers have been testing possible cures that could apply to Ebola.
Aug 1, 2014 1:52PM ET
The Russian dinner table is starting to look quite boring.
Aug 1, 2014 1:49PM ET
Two Americans detained in North Korea are pleading with the United States for help as their trial dates loom.
Aug 1, 2014 1:48PM ET
After a couple of weeks where the films ranged from mediocre-to-bad, the cinema returns to form with three critical favorites.
Aug 1, 2014 1:34PM ET
Read on if you've seen the movie or if you want to know just how crazy things are getting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Aug 1, 2014 1:15PM ET
According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation health care tracking poll, 63 percent of Americans aren't sure if Obamacare plans are private or government-sponsored.
Aug 1, 2014 1:10PM ET
The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent after its members had left town to restock Israel's missile defense system. The House could follow suit later on Friday.
Aug 1, 2014 12:56PM ET
Their longest outage since 2010 was just two months ago. Then, they lost half a million.
Aug 1, 2014 12:41PM ET
Fareed Zakaria on Putinism, Charles D. Ellison on Cory Booker and Rand Paul, Bloomberg View on Congress, Raina Lipsitz on the N.F.L., and Jamelle Bouie on poverty.
Aug 1, 2014 12:40PM ET
This faux McNugget might look just like the real thing, but it is made of white fish, tofu, edamame, soy beans and carrots. It is, if you will, a knockoff nugget.
Aug 1, 2014 12:04PM ET
Once upon a time, Google had a dream. A floating dream. They wanted a showroom at sea, housed in a large barge. Unfortunately, this plan never got off the ground...well, sea.
Aug 1, 2014 11:50AM ET
If Sen. Ted Cruz is the de facto Speaker of the House, then Sen. Jeff Sessions is his Majority Whip.
Aug 1, 2014 11:48AM ET
The complexion of the three-and-a-half week battle between Israel, Hamas, and other militant groups in Gaza, could be completely upended by the reported kidnapping of an Israeli soldier on Friday.
Aug 1, 2014 11:29AM ET
The House stayed in Washington another day so Republicans could pass their border bill. But the Senate has gone home for the summer, so it won't become law anytime soon.
Aug 1, 2014 11:16AM ET
The kidnapping of an IDF soldier could take the war to a frightening new level.
Aug 1, 2014 11:04AM ET
Oscar Pistorius has sold his house in Pretoria, South Africa, in which he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.
Aug 1, 2014 10:10AM ET
But there's also Into the Woods, Birdman, Whiplash and The Hunger Games to contend with.
Aug 1, 2014 10:09AM ET
The World Health Organization and leaders of the West African countries mired in the worst Ebola outbreak in history have agreed to launch a $100 million emergency response.
Aug 1, 2014 10:01AM ET
If Emmy voters are no longer into Breaking Bad, they've got plenty of other options.
Aug 1, 2014 9:51AM ET
Uganda's horrible law punishing "aggravated homosexuality" has been ruled illegal — not because anyone had second thoughts, but thanks to a procedural technicality.
Aug 1, 2014 9:46AM ET
The Daily Show-described "Sharknado of Government" went on recess without passing almost any necessary legislation. Is anyone surprised?
Aug 1, 2014 9:21AM ET
The Indian Parliament is no longer monkeying around.
Aug 1, 2014 9:00AM ET
With the release of "Bang Bang" comes the chance to answer an important cultural question: Which Nicki Minaj guest verse is best?
Aug 1, 2014 8:55AM ET
About 200 activists released 50 balloons carrying 10,000 Choco Pies. That's 770 pounds of Choco Pies.
Aug 1, 2014 8:51AM ET
The monthly jobs report came in slightly below expectations, as the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent.