Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 6, 2012 6:15AM ET
NASA has unveiled some beautiful new pictures of the entire Earth shrouded in darkness, but lit up from below by street lights, wildfires, and the faint glow of moonlight.
Dec 5, 2012 1:45PM ET
Clashes between rival protesters in Cairo have escalated dramatically today, reports of tear gas, gun fire and even petrol bombs being exchanged near the presidential palace.
Dec 5, 2012 10:14AM ET
The "repositioning action," as they so eloquently put it, comes as the bank isn't doing well overseas and looks to get out of some less profitable emerging markets.
Dec 5, 2012 9:03AM ET
In one "the easiest prank calls" of all time, an Australian DJ briefly talked to Kate Middleton's nurse on the phone after pretending—rather unconvincingly—that she was Queen Elizabeth II.
Dec 5, 2012 7:28AM ET
One of the strongest tropical storms of the year has slammed into remote, rural areas of the Philippines, killing at least 200 people and forcing tens of thousands more to flee their homes and villages
Dec 5, 2012 5:49AM ET
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer isn't "missing," exactly, but she did leave her state three days ago and no one seems to know where she is.
Dec 4, 2012 12:29PM ET
A group of economic advisers from the Clinton era thinks it may have stumbled upon a brilliant solution for America's current economic situation: make it more like the Clinton era. Which, given today's Washington gridlock, may not be all that brilliant.
Dec 4, 2012 10:38AM ET
After making her name defending the little guy from the greedy clutches of Wall Street's worst villains, Elizabeth Warren will finally have the chance to grill the country's top bankers on the Senate Banking Committee.
Dec 4, 2012 7:50AM ET
Vladimir Putin (who is alive and well!) met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan yesterday and reportedly signaled that Russia may be willing to push for a new plan to peacefully remove Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria.
Dec 4, 2012 5:59AM ET
Iran's state news agency reported this morning that they have "hunted" and captured an unarmed surveillance vehicle, but the United States Navy says it hasn't lost any drones.
Dec 3, 2012 1:04PM ET
What a day for Twitter! First the Pope, then the Royal Baby, and now President Obama will come online to answer questions about the fiscal cliff.
Dec 3, 2012 12:13PM ET
Jihad Makdissi, who until yesterday was the spokesperson for Syria's foreign ministry and one of the main voices of Bashar al-Assad's regime, has reportedly left the country.
Dec 3, 2012 11:42AM ET
North Korea has reportedly begun to set up the first stage of a rocket they plan to launch later this month, even though their closest "allies" are advising them against the stunt.
Dec 3, 2012 9:36AM ET
As concern grows over Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons, a new report suggests that one country is already figuring out how it intends to bomb them out of existence.
Dec 3, 2012 7:06AM ET
The Vatican officially unveiled the new personal Twitter account of Pope Benedict XVI this morning, and he hasn't even had to tweet anything to blow past your puny follower count.
Dec 3, 2012 6:42AM ET
Just two days after an NFL player with a history of head injuries committed a murder-suicide, a new study was released connecting even more former athletes to a degenerative brain disease that often leads to depression and suicide.
Nov 30, 2012 1:22PM ET
The Arizona winner of the Powerball jackpot is yet to be identified, but security camera footage may have captured him on the other side of the country — and captured the exact moment that he discovered he was millionaire.
Nov 30, 2012 11:49AM ET
The Senate added an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that bars the military from using any funds to transfer suspected terrorists to jails on American soil, and the president remains stuck in a bind.
Nov 30, 2012 7:43AM ET
It's been almost a full day now and the nation of Syria remains completely cut off from the rest of the Internet (and by extension, the outside world.) Internet analysts who watched the collapse in real-time think they've figured out how it was done.
Nov 30, 2012 6:09AM ET
The Kremlin is denying reports that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had to cancel a state visit to due to health problems, but until we some shirtless horseback riding pictures, we're going to continue to assume the worst.
Nov 29, 2012 1:50PM ET
A South Korean newspaper is claiming that a group of U.S. officials took an undercover trip to Pyongyang back in August, the second "secret" diplomatic meeting they've allegedly held in North Korea this year.
Nov 29, 2012 11:39AM ET
Rumors began spreading early this morning that phone and internet services were failing in major Syrian cities, but several Internet traffic companies have now determined that every single Syrian IP address has effectively been blocked.
Nov 29, 2012 9:25AM ET
According to The New York Times, the White House is "considering several alternatives" to intervention in the Syrian civil war, but remains leery about the backlash of sparking a wider conflict—even as time runs down on how or whether to step in.
Nov 29, 2012 7:33AM ET
A court in Moscow ruled today that the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot are "extremists" and that any website that continues to host video clips shot by and of them should be blocked.
Nov 29, 2012 5:40AM ET
Lottery officials say that two tickets had the winning combination in last night's record-busting Powerball drawing—one in Arizona and one in Missouri—halving the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Nov 28, 2012 12:47PM ET
On the day three employees of BP are to be arraigned on criminal charges, the United States announced that the company is banned from winning any new government contracts until they get their act together.
Nov 28, 2012 11:09AM ET
It may or may not win tomorrow's vote to achieve "non-member observer state" status at the United Nations, but several European powers are changing their opinion on Palestine.
Nov 28, 2012 8:27AM ET
Yesterday, the House of Representatives picked the leaders of 19 committees for the upcoming 113th Congress yesterday and every one of them is a white male.
Nov 28, 2012 7:43AM ET
Two of Egypt's highest courts have suspended their work in protest of Mohamed Morsi's controversial immunity decree, saying they won't be intimidated by the president's attempt to limit their power over him.
Nov 28, 2012 6:42AM ET
More than 50 people were killed this morning when two coordinated car bombs were set off in a mostly Christian neighborhood in the center of the Syrian capital, prompting fears of a new "Battle for Damascus."