Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 24, 2012 1:45PM ET
In some countries, wearing a miniskirt or exposing your midriff can bring you catcalls and second looks. In Swaziland, it can bring you jail time.
Dec 24, 2012 11:52AM ET
The holidays have been rough for the Newtown Police Department, which is why officers from across Connecticut joining forces, so that not a single Newtown officer has to work on Christmas Day.
Dec 24, 2012 10:44AM ET
It's unclear exactly what exactly happened in Homs on Sunday, but it doesn't sound good.
Dec 24, 2012 9:40AM ET
It looks like America won't be taking a break from mass shootings this holiday season. At around 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve, a gunman shot at least four firefighters trying to put out a house fire.
Dec 24, 2012 9:06AM ET
This year, Britain will be seeing a lot more of Queen Elizabeth during the annual Buckingham Palace broadcast on Christmas Day. No, not like that, pervert.
Dec 23, 2012 11:47PM ET
On Sunday morning, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, told the world that armed guards stopped school shootings in Israel. Israel begs to differ.
Dec 23, 2012 11:02PM ET
When you go to the doctor, do you want your doctor to say, "How'd I like med school? I graduated early, breezed right through that business."
Dec 23, 2012 10:02PM ET
This holiday season is not awesome for Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a Republican member of the "Gang of Eight" and a Mormon bishop, after police caught him driving drunk in Virginia.
Dec 23, 2012 9:14PM ET
Now that it's been over a year since the Occupy movement swept across the country, FOIA requests are being fulfilled, revealing uncomfortable details about how authorities viewed the protestors.
Dec 20, 2012 12:15AM ET
Those following the gun control legislation bubbling up on Capitol Hill must be getting a lot of déjà vu, since similar legislation made its way through Congress 20 years ago.
Dec 19, 2012 11:12PM ET
We already knew that Zero Dark Thirty messed up a couple of details about the bin Laden raid, but now, some senators would like the filmmakers to know they're straight up "incorrect."
Dec 19, 2012 10:10PM ET
Mark Zuckerberg's been eager to find a way to get more kids on Facebook for years, and on Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission handed it to him on a platter.
Dec 19, 2012 9:14PM ET
The Ikea monkey's mom is mad. First, animal control officials took away her precious Darwin. Now, they won't give him back. So she decided to stage a protest with 15 friends.
Dec 18, 2012 11:42PM ET
So, you thought you had a traumatic childhood. Were you ever abducted by one of the world's deadliest birds of prey? This tiny toddler from Montréal just was.
Dec 18, 2012 11:09PM ET
It's unclear why the National Rifle Association decided to break its silence on the Newtown shooting on Tuesday afternoon. Maybe they finally mustered up the courage to face the public.
Dec 18, 2012 10:14PM ET
Less than an hour after an accountability review lambasted the State Department for its response to the Benghazi consulate attack, Hillary Clinton started doling out security guards to missions around the world.
Dec 18, 2012 8:56PM ET
Fans of philanthropy around the world gave Mark Zuckerberg a collective slow clap on Tuesday night when he committed to donating nearly $500 million worth of Facebook stock to charity.
Dec 18, 2012 12:00AM ET
After spending several days trying to extract data from Adam Lanza's damaged computer, investigators say they've come up short.
Dec 17, 2012 10:53PM ET
As if Zero Dark Thirty needed more controversy, ABC News is now reporting that Under Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers is under investigation for leaking sensitive information to the filmmakers.
Dec 17, 2012 10:03PM ET
As if Walmart wasn't already having a rough day in the media, The New York Times just published a devastating piece on the company's habit of paying off Mexican officials to get what it wants.
Dec 17, 2012 9:02PM ET
Leaked details of Obama's third attempt to compromise with Republicans on solutions for the fiscal cliff made headlines on Monday night, mainly the bit about increasing the earnings threshold to $400,000 for higher tax rates.
Dec 17, 2012 12:52AM ET
With each passing minute, more heart-breaking details about last week's school shooting pour out of Newtown. Few are as frustrating to read as the story of the town's struggle with gun laws.
Dec 16, 2012 11:42PM ET
Gérard Depardieu hasn't been making a ton of friends in recent years, and now it looks like he might have just offended the entire nation of France.
Dec 16, 2012 10:30PM ET
It's scary enough to think of what the Assad regime could do with the several hundred tons of chemical weapons that are scattered across Syria. It's simply horrifying to think of what terrorists would do.
Dec 16, 2012 9:24PM ET
When President Obama took the stage Sunday evening in Newtown, Connecticut, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. By the time he read the names of the victims, you could hear the sobs.
Dec 12, 2012 11:20PM ET
It felt like a time warp on Wednesday night when an unexpected headline hit the wires: "NYC authorities take down 'Bad Barbies'." This is not a scene from The Warriors. It is real.
Dec 12, 2012 10:18PM ET
The latest poll numbers show that a record number of Americans favor raising taxes on the rich as a solution to our budget problems. With the fiscal cliff just weeks away, one question remains: Who cares?
Dec 12, 2012 9:05PM ET
Have you been led astray by Apple's questionable Maps app? Do you find it odd that renderings of landscapes look like acid trips? Well, you'll be glad to hear that Google is launching its standalone maps app on Wednesday night.
Dec 12, 2012 8:35PM ET
John McAfee, former software entrepreneur and object of everyone's curiosity, landed safely in Miami on Wednesday evening, after an epic adventure in Central America.
Dec 11, 2012 11:55PM ET
Just when you thought drug running couldn't get more extreme, U.S. border patrol officers find 33 cans of marijuana in the desert near the border that they believe were fired from a cannon in Mexico.