Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 6, 2014 10:47AM ET
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court ended a weeks-long opening for gay marriage in the conservative state in Utah
Jan 3, 2014 5:00PM ET
Good news, surveillance lovers! The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court renewed the NSA's authority to collect metadata on telephone calls in bulk on Friday
Jan 3, 2014 3:54PM ET
Terrorist groups associated with al-Qaeda have faced a new wave of opposition in both Syria and Iraq this week, as rebel and tribal groups have turned on their sometime "friends."
Jan 3, 2014 12:04PM ET
Five staffers for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) were taken from a Syrian home on Thursday night, "apparently for questioning," according to a statement from the organization on Friday.
Jan 3, 2014 9:30AM ET
New York City's brand-new mayor Bill de Blasio got his first big administrative test, in the form of a ton of snow all over his city. But he's tackling the problem head-on — starting with his own sidewalk.
Jan 2, 2014 4:43PM ET
Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized on Tuesday for a respiratory problem.
Jan 2, 2014 3:31PM ET
A survey of abortion trends has produced a somewhat startling quantification to the increasing effort to legislate restrictions to abortions.
Jan 2, 2014 1:04PM ET
Like many World Net Daily columnists, former Margaret Thatcher advisor Lord Christopher Monckton believes 2014 is the year that America will take action to end this whole Obama thing.
Jan 2, 2014 9:55AM ET
An explosion in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, has many fearing more casualties, less than a week after a deadly car bomb killed six people in the center of the city.
Jan 2, 2014 9:50AM ET
All of the 52 passengers aboard a ship stranded in the Antarctic ice were safely transferred by helicopter to a nearby Australian icebreaking vessel.
Dec 27, 2013 3:30PM ET
The Connecticut State Police released thousands of pages of documents from its investigation into the deaths of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary last December
Dec 27, 2013 2:29PM ET
Say goodbye to your afternoon. Thanks to the good people at the Internet Archive, classic console games like Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Asteroids, and Pac Man are fully playable online.
Dec 27, 2013 12:03PM ET
The moment a deadly car bomb exploded in downtown Beirut this morning, was captured on tape when the noise interrupted the live broadcast of a television interview program being filmed nearby.
Dec 27, 2013 8:09AM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts will take a 7-hour spacewalk on Thursday to install scientific equipment and a camera onto the outside of the International Space Station.
Dec 26, 2013 4:35PM ET
From 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Delta kind of accidentally sold a bunch of tickets on the cheap.
Dec 26, 2013 1:59PM ET
Utah County, home to highly traditional Provo, announced Thursday that it would begin to issue same-sex marriage licenses to eligible couples
Dec 26, 2013 10:35AM ET
The lyrics site Rap Genius no longer appears on the first page of Google results for its own name after Google decided it was done with the site's algorithm SEO tricks.
Dec 26, 2013 9:50AM ET
Al Qaeda militants kidnapped American contractor Warren Weinstein in 2011.
Dec 24, 2013 12:18PM ET
"Every kid who grows up in New York grows up pretty fast," New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's daughter Chiara says in a new video, which seems to be the first acknowledgement from the family of the 19-year-old's struggles with depression and drug abuse.
Dec 24, 2013 9:56AM ET
A handful of local PACs are challenging Karl Rove's Crossroads for GOP money in the 2014 election cycle, thanks to the established organization's poor results in 2012.
Dec 24, 2013 8:56AM ET
At least three mass graves were uncovered in South Sudan in recent days, yet another grim development in the deepening conflict in the country.
Dec 23, 2013 5:55PM ET
A McDonald's website providing resources to its employees advises against eating hamburgers, fries and sodas.
Dec 23, 2013 3:29PM ET
Ohio became the second state in a few days to find itself the subject of a federal ruling against a ban on same-sex marriages.
Dec 23, 2013 9:11AM ET
Kim Jong-un's recently executed uncle, Jang Song-taek, was probably not plotting a coup to overthrow Kim's rule, as Pyongyang charged.
Dec 20, 2013 5:23PM ET
Just about an hour after U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban, at least one gay Utah couple successfully applied for a marriage license in the state. And, they livetweeted the whole thing.
Dec 20, 2013 4:20PM ET
A federal judge declared Utah's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Friday, citing the constitution's equal protection and due process provisions.
Dec 20, 2013 1:50PM ET
Late on a Friday afternoon, five days before Christmas, President Obama held a press conference wrapping up what has turned out to be — for him — a pretty terrible year.
Dec 20, 2013 1:42PM ET
Ned Vizzini, the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story and other young adult books, has died at the age of 32, according to a report citing the New York City medical examiner's office.
Dec 20, 2013 9:23AM ET
They aren't always from the most critically lauded shows—heads up for the Real Housewives—but they are the episodes that made us laugh, cry, and cringe.
Dec 20, 2013 9:20AM ET
On Friday, the Ugandan parliament approved a bill that will punish "aggravated homosexuality" in the country with life imprisonment.