Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 11, 2013 8:30AM ET
The top financier of Pakistan's leading militant group (and the son of its founder) was shot dead in the street on Sunday, leaving unanswered questions about who was responsible for his killing.
Nov 8, 2013 8:59AM ET
The U.S. economy added more than 200,000 jobs in October — in the midst of a two-week shutdown of the federal government — shocking analysts who were expecting dismal numbers.
Nov 8, 2013 8:23AM ET
Negotiators in Geneva are buzzing about a possible diplomatic breakthrough over Iran's nuclear program, an idea that has Israel's Prime Minister fuming
Nov 7, 2013 5:15PM ET
How did Twitter do on its first day as a public company?
Nov 7, 2013 12:44PM ET
Yet another video has emerged that threatens to embarrass Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, but given the subject matter of his previous work, this one may end up being more amusing than scandalous.
Nov 7, 2013 7:32AM ET
Twitter is all set to launch its initial public offering today, in the biggest tech IPO since Facebook began offering stock for sale last May. Here's what you need to know.
Nov 6, 2013 9:34AM ET
A Miami Dolphins player who left threatening, racist messages for one of his teammates, may have done so after being asked by coaches to "toughen up" the other player.
Nov 4, 2013 9:04AM ET
Police in Los Angeles were tipped off that there might be a problem with the man who shot and killed a TSA agent at Los Angeles International Airport last week, but arrived at his house too late to intercept him.
Nov 4, 2013 8:08AM ET
Defiantly declaring "I am Egypt's legitimate president," Mohammed Morsi appeared in public for the first time in months today, as his trial for inciting riots began, then was soon halted.
Oct 24, 2013 11:27AM ET
In what sounds like a eerie a repeat of one the biggest movies of the moment, pirates have seized an oil vessel off the coast of Africa and kidnapped its captain.
Oct 22, 2013 8:22AM ET
Two new reports, released on the same day and coinciding with a key diplomatic meeting, question American claims that overseas drone strikes only hurt militants and terrorists.
Oct 21, 2013 1:17PM ET
A suicide attacker destroyed a bus in southern Russia on Monday, and as has become the norm anytime something bad happens in Russia, it was captured by other drivers with cameras in their car.
Oct 21, 2013 7:43AM ET
A new allegation, reportedly based on leaks from Edward Snowden, claims that the NSA spied on millions of phone calls and text messages inside France.
Oct 18, 2013 9:35AM ET
After campaigning for months to earn one of the 10 rotating seats on the United Nations Security Council, Saudi Arabia decided to protest the entire body by turning down an invitation to join.
Oct 18, 2013 7:55AM ET
Politico's "Anatomy of a Shutdown" has a boatload of gossipy, behind-the-scene nuggets from the two-week government shutdown, but one in particular stands out as a fitting symbol of Washington's current political dysfunction.
Oct 17, 2013 12:13PM ET
You will probably never be a professional athlete or own your own sports team, but you might soon be able to own a piece of player by buying shares in their "brand."
Oct 17, 2013 8:54AM ET
CNN has obtained closed circuit security camera footage from inside the Westgate Mall in Kenya, taken on the day armed gunmen stormed the shopping center.
Oct 16, 2013 7:43AM ET
The largest remaining piece of the gigantic meteor that exploded over central Russia earlier this year before plunging into a frozen lake, was recovered this morning
Oct 14, 2013 7:26AM ET
Dozens of religious revelers were killed on Sunday when panicked crowds caused a stampede at Hindu festival in India.
Oct 11, 2013 9:55AM ET
Edward Snowden had a negative report placed in his CIA personnel file more than four years ago, but that "red flag" wasn't enough to keep him out of the NSA's highly classified computer network.
Oct 11, 2013 4:52AM ET
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been named the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct 10, 2013 11:19AM ET
We've all heard the tragic stories of the unintended consequences of the government shutdown, but none will probably spread as far and wide as this kid in a bear costume being locked out of the National Zoo.
Oct 9, 2013 6:39AM ET
Three American professors won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry today, for using computers to greatly expand the ability to forecast complex chemical processes.
Oct 8, 2013 6:32AM ET
The Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, of Higgs boson fame.
Oct 7, 2013 6:18AM ET
Three scientists working at three different American universities have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, kicking off a week of honors for new laureates around the world.
Oct 3, 2013 2:30PM ET
Shots were fired outside of the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday afternoon, after a car chase that began near the White House.
Oct 3, 2013 11:43AM ET
When locked in an important debate about the future of government, taking your fight to the people is an important part of a politician's job. But it's probably best if you don't actually fight with the people if you want to win them over.
Oct 1, 2013 12:48PM ET
In a bit linguistic trick that would make the most synergistic corporate consultant proud, Fox News has determined that the what the country is going through today isn't really a "shutdown" after all.
Sep 30, 2013 8:39AM ET
U.S. intelligence officials are complaining that recent news leaks of America's spying capabilities have severely undermined efforts to keep tabs on al-Qaeda.
Sep 27, 2013 3:00PM ET
Witness accounts and survivor stories from the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi continue to emerge, telling a freighting story of violence and terror.