Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 11, 2013 2:00PM ET
No one puts the activist in "activist investor" quite like Carl Icahn, who just won the latest round in the fight over Dell computers — just one of his many, many attempts to bend major corporations to his will.
Mar 11, 2013 11:11AM ET
The papal election begins tomorrow, but just because the vote is done in secret, that doesn't mean there isn't a campaign.
Mar 11, 2013 7:52AM ET
After last week's threat to call off their armistice with South Korea, officials disconnected the hotline built to avert disaster.
Mar 8, 2013 2:18PM ET
The case of the L.A.-cop-turned-L.A.-cop-killer may have closed with his fiery death, but now authorities have to figure out who, if anyone, should get the cash reward for leading them to the once and former most wanted man in California.
Mar 8, 2013 11:47AM ET
As the most high-profile al-Qaeda trial in New York City since 9/11 began with high tension, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith made his first appearance in a Manhattan courtroom Friday to face charges of conspiracy to kill Americans.
Mar 8, 2013 10:50AM ET
Dozens of world leaders and diplomats are joining thousands of Venezuelans in the streets of Caracas for the funeral service. Follow it live here, even though you'll have plenty of chances to see the former leader from hereon out.
Mar 8, 2013 9:54AM ET
The Vatican is officially on lockdown as the College of Cardinals makes final preparations for the papal conclave taht starts on Tuesday — including countermeasures to prevent any leaks. So what are they talking about behind closed doors?
Mar 8, 2013 7:51AM ET
A new study on global warming has concluded that rise in global temperatures over the last century is even more shocking that you think, because the Earth should actually have been getting colder during that time.
Mar 7, 2013 11:42AM ET
U.S. officials have announced that a former spokesperson for al Qaeda — who also happens to be a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden &mdash has been captured overseas and is being brought to America to stand trial.
Mar 7, 2013 11:13AM ET
Now that they've all been arrested and are facing serious jail time, the men accused of orchestrating an acid attack on the director of the Bolshoi Ballet are all pointing the fingers at each other.
Mar 7, 2013 9:50AM ET
Supporters of Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga have called for vote counting to be halted, after numerous claims of vote rigging, fraud, and missing ballots.
Mar 7, 2013 7:55AM ET
Italy's former Prime Minister isn't going to jail just yet, but his legal trouble haven't gone away just because he had a good day at the polls a few weeks ago.
Mar 7, 2013 6:46AM ET
As the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on harsh new sanctions against North Korea, that nation's military has found a way to take its fighting words to yet another hyperbolic level.
Mar 6, 2013 12:09PM ET
Rand Paul spent Wednesday doing something you don't see often enough in Washington — he made an honest-to-goodness, non-stop filibuster speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, all-out and Mr. Smith-style. And he had a lot to say about drones.
Mar 6, 2013 10:20AM ET
The death of Hugo Chavez may have created an opening for Venezuela to alter is relationship with the rest of the world, but will the country be able to change without its leader? Will it want to?
Mar 6, 2013 7:40AM ET
Following through on President Obama's biggest sequester doomsday scenarios, the FAA has announced it will shut down 173 air traffic control towers due to forced budget cuts.
Mar 6, 2013 7:07AM ET
This month will mark the second anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war, and after two years of violence and destruction the number of citizens who have fled to neighboring countries has reached 1,000,000.
Mar 5, 2013 3:36PM ET
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted in favor of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director, 12-3, after it was announced that the committee finally got more access to the White House's legal memos about drone attacks.
Mar 5, 2013 11:55AM ET
With more than half the votes counted in Kenya's presidential election, Uhuru Kenyatta holds a commanding lead over his rival and current boss, despite the fact he will soon find himself at the Hague.
Mar 5, 2013 10:20AM ET
He's been defying the odds for months now, but the latest reports on the condition of Venezuelan president suggest he may not be with us much longer.
Mar 5, 2013 9:39AM ET
Moments after the opening bell rang at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average busted through its all-time high water mark.
Mar 5, 2013 8:25AM ET
The military command of North Korea says that if South Korea and the United States don't cancel their joint military exercises by March 11, they can consider that whole 60-year-old armistice agreement totally over.
Mar 5, 2013 7:27AM ET
The Daily Caller claims that The Washington Post screwed up its report debunking their report about Senator Bob Menendez and Dominican prostitutes, but their defense isn't much more solid than the original story.
Mar 4, 2013 2:03PM ET
At least 15 people have killed in election day violence in Kenya, but that hasn't stopped millions of citizens from waiting for hours to vote in the nation's first presidential election since 2007.
Mar 4, 2013 11:57AM ET
As has been feared for months, violence from the Syrian civil war has spilled across the border into Iraq, threatening an already unstable balance of power in the neighboring country.
Mar 4, 2013 10:32AM ET
Czech parliament voted to bring the charges against Vaclav Klaus after a controversial decision that ended numerous high-profile fraud and corruption cases.
Mar 4, 2013 8:57AM ET
It seems that "one-eyed" terrorist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was not killed in Mali over the weekend, but a different al-Qaeda leader in Africa was taken out by French forces.
Mar 4, 2013 7:49AM ET
Forbes has just released the 2013 edition of its world "Billionaire's List", and while the names at the top are mostly familiar, the ranks of the elitest of the elite continue to grow.
Mar 4, 2013 7:06AM ET
The College of Cardinals begins arriving in Rome for the papal conclave today, but one who won't be joining them has apologized for the inappropriate conduct that ended his career.
Mar 1, 2013 12:34PM ET
Al Qaeda has published the latest issue of its jihadist recruitment magazine Inspire, which includes a handy, up-to-date list of all the people they hate the most, including Terry Jones and Salman Rushdie.