Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 21, 2013 3:26PM ET
More than a week after President Obama demanded that gun violence victims "deserve a vote" on new legislation, members of Congress across the country don't appear to be budging, from Connecticut to Colorado.
Feb 21, 2013 12:23PM ET
A week after being sent home from Tehran empty-handed, U.N. nuclear inspectors have revealed that Iran has being installing new centrifuges at their main nuclear plant, a clear act of defiance ahead of an upcoming round of talks.
Feb 21, 2013 11:51AM ET
Approximately 150 federal and state law enforcement agents launched a massive raid on one of the biggest perpetrators of government fraud in America: The Scooter Store.
Feb 21, 2013 10:25AM ET
Reports say that as many as 15 people have been killed, though the number of dead and injured could rise considerably as rescuers and first responders sort through the chaotic scene.
Feb 21, 2013 9:14AM ET
As the Obama Administration maneuvers to secure John Brennan's appointment to CIA director, they are reportedly offering to give Republicans new information about the attack on Benghazi, in the hopes that Senators will back off on demanding more information about its drone program.
Feb 21, 2013 6:46AM ET
The already bizarre case of Oscar Pistorius took another unbelievable turn when it was revealed that the lead police investigator is facing his own criminal charges for attempted murder.
Feb 20, 2013 2:38PM ET
In court, Oscar Pistorius remains innocent until proven guilty, but in the world of corporate branding the Olympic sprinter has already lost his case.
Feb 20, 2013 11:29AM ET
The Vatican admitted on Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI may issue a decree to speed up the process to select his successor, to prevent the Catholic Church from being leaderless at an important time of the year.
Feb 20, 2013 8:56AM ET
The bail hearing for Oscar Pistorius's murder case continued into a second day today, with lawyers for both sides ramping up the arguments they will likely be making during the actual trial.
Feb 20, 2013 6:53AM ET
At least 14 people were injured, some critically, and authorities fear there may be some deaths after a gas explosion leveled a restaurant in Kansas City.
Feb 19, 2013 1:56PM ET
One day after @BurgerKing got their Twitter account hijacked, @Jeep has become the newest corporate victim of social media espionage.
Feb 19, 2013 11:18AM ET
Having tried and failed three times to get Congress to agree on a comprehensive deficit reduction package, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles are trying one more time live the impossible dream of bipartisan budget agreement.
Feb 19, 2013 9:07AM ET
Eight masked and armed thieves pulled off a daring robbery at Brussels Airport in Belgium on Tuesday, stealing as much as $67 million worth of diamonds in a matter of minutes without firing a shot.
Feb 19, 2013 7:17AM ET
A new report claims that killer who shot 26 children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, believed that he was "in direct competition" with a notorious mass murderer, but after a closer look, the basis of that claim seems pretty shaky.
Feb 18, 2013 12:51PM ET
After years of wild guess and flawed estimations, Gallup has attempted to get some hard data on just how many gay, lesbian, and bisexual people there are in America. So how good are their are numbers?
Feb 18, 2013 12:40PM ET
It seems that the officially verified Twitter account of the Burger King has become the victim of a prank, since the account announced they were sold to McDonald's and all their employees are on drugs.
Feb 18, 2013 11:05AM ET
From amateur astronomers to space junk traders to Canadian satellite makers to dashboard cam enthusiasts, the flaming Russian Meteorite has captivated the whole planet by offering a little something for everyone.
Feb 18, 2013 8:14AM ET
The theory that Oscar Pistorius may have lashed out at his girlfriend in a "roid rage" attack is apparently more than just wild speculation, as the there are now reports that illegal drugs were found in the Olympic sprinter's home.
Feb 15, 2013 4:10PM ET
Investing giant Carl Icahn is still fighting his war of words against hedge fund rival Bill Ackman, but he swears it's not about personal feelings—it's about making money. Hurting Ackman's feelings in the process is just a nice bonus.
Feb 15, 2013 2:04PM ET
North Korea says it wants to conduct one or two more nuclear tests this year in order to force the United States into diplomatic talks — by doing the exact opposite of what the United States wants them to.
Feb 15, 2013 11:35AM ET
Senate Democrats claim they struck an "agreement" that would head off the looming sequestration cuts, but since the deadline is 14 days away and Congress is in recess for the next ten, you probably shouldn't hold your breath.
Feb 15, 2013 9:30AM ET
As a final indignity perpetrated on the passengers of the disabled Triumph cruise ship after it reached port last night, a bus ferrying tired and disheveled tourists back to their homes broke down halfway to New Orleans this morning.
Feb 15, 2013 6:34AM ET
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears today after appearing in court to hear a murder charge that his family has come forward to dispute.
Feb 14, 2013 4:59PM ET
The cloture vote failed, 58-40-1, to move Hagel's confirmation forward and end the filibuster. A new vote will be set for after Senate recess, likely either on February 25 or 26.
Feb 14, 2013 2:56PM ET
If case you haven't heard, there's a very smelly and disgusting cruise ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico right now. It's still several hours away from limping into port, but CNN has got you covered right now with riveting wall-to-wall coverage of the slowest moving boat in the world.
Feb 14, 2013 11:14AM ET
Australian and Israeli officials have found themselves squaring off over the death of an anonymous prison inmate who killed himself under very shady circumstances. Here's everything you need to know about the made-for-spy-novel drama as it unfolds.
Feb 14, 2013 7:34AM ET
Leading negotiators for the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency left Tehran this morning after another round of talks with Iranian nuclear inspections accomplished absolutely nothing.
Feb 13, 2013 3:15PM ET
After the scuttled nomination of Susan Rice and rumblings about stopping Chuck Hagel's, it looks as though a Senator may actually pull out their one big "check and balance" gun and put a hold on an Obama nominee.
Feb 13, 2013 1:43PM ET
The Defense Department is reportedly inventing a new medal designed to reward soliders who fight battles from the safety of their computer consoles.
Feb 13, 2013 11:00AM ET
As the papal exit strategy develops, Benedict XVI made his first public appearance since announcing his resignation, reiterating his strong abdication statement that he simply doesn't have the energy to do the job anymore.