Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 7, 2014 3:30AM ET
In Japan, composer Mamoru Samuragochi was celebrated not only for his musical, but also for the fact the at he supposedly wrote many of them while deaf. The only problem is that both Samuragochi's authorship and his deafness were falsifications.
Feb 7, 2014 2:22AM ET
The National Republican Congressional Committee appears to have set up at least 16 websites meant to appear like the official websites of Democratic candidates, spurring a debate over fair campaign tactics.
Feb 7, 2014 1:04AM ET
A damaged drainage pipe has been leaking toxic coal ash into a North Carolina river for at least four days as workers continue to try and repair the breach.
Feb 6, 2014 3:05AM ET
On Wednesday, Coca-Cola announced that it will buy a ten percent stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for about $1.25 billion.
Feb 6, 2014 2:24AM ET
Another deadline in the removal of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile from the country came and went on Wednesday without much progress.
Feb 6, 2014 12:52AM ET
Officials are warning airlines with flights headed to Russia to be on the lookout for toothpaste bombs, casting suspicion on pretty much anyone who practices basic dental hygiene.
Feb 5, 2014 3:13AM ET
The United States has substantially decreased the frequency of drone strikes in Pakistan after the Pakistani government requested exercising caution while they negotiated with the Taliban.
Feb 5, 2014 2:12AM ET
As part of the investigation into the too-soon death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the NYPD arrested four people in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Feb 5, 2014 12:29AM ET
A detailed timeline of last April's deliberate attack on a power plant has been reconstructed by The Wall Street Journal, provoking questions about whether the event was a precursor to a much larger operation.
Feb 4, 2014 3:49AM ET
As thousands of subpoenaed documents begin rolling in concerning Chris Christie's bridge scandal, two of his aides have pleaded the fifth to avoid turning over documents to investigators.
Feb 4, 2014 2:27AM ET
After reaching a deal with the Justice Department over guidelines concerning public disclosure of FISA requests, the first statistics are beginning to see the light of day.
Feb 4, 2014 12:43AM ET
Al-Qaeda has formally cut ties with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a radicalist group fighting against Assad's regime, following months of feuding between the two groups.
Feb 3, 2014 3:42AM ET
While thousands of Americans had trouble signing up for health insurance following a shaky rollout of Healthcare.gov, some of those who were able to have encountered a new set of errors.
Feb 3, 2014 2:43AM ET
While the Super Bowl is a great time for companies to spend an egregious amount of money hawking beer and cars, it's also a chance for the film industry to advertise its art, such as a fourth Transformers movie.
Feb 3, 2014 1:36AM ET
National elections in Thailand on Sunday were heavily disrupted by anti-government protesters as they continue to question the legitimacy of the current government.
Jan 31, 2014 3:18AM ET
Who will win? You could spend hours poring over stats, looking for some equation that will divine the outcome of the game for you. Or you could turn to the wisdom of animals.
Jan 31, 2014 1:58AM ET
Another New York Times reporter is expected to leave China after not having his visa renewed.
Jan 31, 2014 12:46AM ET
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that the city would be dropping an appeal against a ruling that found the city's stop-and-frisk policy to be in violation of civil rights.
Jan 30, 2014 3:42AM ET
A teacher in California was arrested on Wednesday on charges of animal cruelty after investigators found more than 400 snakes in his house, over half of which were dead.
Jan 30, 2014 2:33AM ET
The New York Times is reporting that the United States has raised concerns with NATO over Russia supposedly testing a new cruise missile.
Jan 30, 2014 1:06AM ET
Less than two years after acquiring it for more than $12 billion, Google is selling off Motorola at a considerable loss to Lenovo for just over $2.91 billion.
Jan 29, 2014 3:14AM ET
Researchers in Florida exhumed 55 bodies from the campus of the Dozier School for Boys, a reform school notorious for its brutal treatment of students that closed in 2011.
Jan 29, 2014 2:15AM ET
The clumsy, purple, internet behemoth known as Yahoo! had its Q4 earning call today.
Jan 28, 2014 11:48PM ET
New York Representative Michael Grimm did not take kindly to NY1's line of questioning following the State of the Union address.
Jan 28, 2014 3:00AM ET
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on Monday strongly condemning kidnapping by terrorists and consequently calling for the end of appeasing terrorists through ransom payments or political concessions.
Jan 28, 2014 2:14AM ET
Folk music icon Pete Seeger died on Monday at the age of 94.
Jan 28, 2014 12:35AM ET
On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that it was loosening the restrictions placed on tech companies concerning national security orders.
Jan 27, 2014 3:32AM ET
Following a series of four car bombings in Cairo last Friday, Islamist militants also shot down a helicopter over the weekend, indicating a trend in the growing strength of rebel military groups.
Jan 27, 2014 2:40AM ET
In the wake of Russia enacting legislation last summer widely seen as an attack on gay rights, and ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics, Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov claimed that there were no gay people in the city.
Jan 27, 2014 1:00AM ET
Following rumors and then a confirmation that the popularWashington Post blogger would be leaving the company for a new web venture, Ezra Klein announced today that his new site would fall under the Vox Media umbrella.