Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 19, 2012 8:09AM ET
Doctors in England who are treating 14-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousufazai says she is fully awake and is able to stand up and write, showing more encouraging signs of a full recovery.
Oct 19, 2012 7:07AM ET
Mitt Romney picked up a key newspaper endorsement in the swing state of Florida, from a paper that supported the President just four years ago.
Oct 19, 2012 5:56AM ET
In what has become one of the most bizarre traditions of the presidential race, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney roasted each other at the Al Smith Dinner last night.
Oct 18, 2012 12:30PM ET
If you're going to do a deep investigative story on the horrors of prison confinement why not ask someone who has some experience being locked up in terrifying conditions?
Oct 18, 2012 12:04PM ET
Sidwell Friends School, the D.C. school that President Obama's two daughters attend, was evacuated this morning after someone phoned in an anonymous threat.
Oct 18, 2012 9:36AM ET
After being dumped by Nike yesterday, most of Lance Armstrong remaining sponsors started piling on in the mass effort to distance themselves from his doping scandal.
Oct 18, 2012 8:54AM ET
Weekly unemployment claims rose to 388,000 last week, but everyone is still so confused about last week's report, that no one really knows what to believe.
Oct 18, 2012 7:13AM ET
In a momentous (though not totally unforeseen) development, Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced this morning that the magazine will move to an all-digital format and shutter the print edition just shy of its 80th birthday.
Oct 18, 2012 6:38AM ET
A UK court has handed Apple another defeat in one of its many legal fights with Samsung, forcing the iPad maker to prepare ads admitting that their rival did not copy their designs.
Oct 17, 2012 1:19PM ET
There are more reports out England today that 14-year-old Taliban shooting victim Malala Yousufzai is responding well to treatment and has a good chance of fully recovering without any brain damage.
Oct 17, 2012 12:21PM ET
A report from Human Rights Watch claims there is evidence that militia groups executed dozens of supporters of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi following his capture last year, and that Qaddafi himself may have been among those murdered while in custody.
Oct 17, 2012 10:01AM ET
Economy watchers were delightfully surprised by the surge in new homes and housing permits in September to levels that haven't been seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.
Oct 17, 2012 8:44AM ET
The walls continue to close in on Lance Armstrong as his biggest sponsor has ended their contract with him and he's stepping down as the head of the charitable foundation that bears his name.
Oct 17, 2012 7:24AM ET
Everyone is having a good at laugh over Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" line from last night's debate, but given our current obsession with fact checking it's no surprise that there are also questions about whether the binder story is even true.
Oct 16, 2012 1:07PM ET
The Supreme Court just issued a ruling on early voting in the state of Ohio that should help Democrats in their fight for the key battleground state of this election.
Oct 16, 2012 10:59AM ET
Rep. Joe Wilson made a name for himself by calling the President a liar right in the middle of a Congressional address, which we suppose makes him an expert on when it is and isn't appropriate to call someone out on dishonesty.
Oct 16, 2012 7:48AM ET
A new study connects a lack of sleep to increased obesity and diabetes by showing how sleep deprivation can hurt people on a cellular level.
Oct 16, 2012 5:54AM ET
Cuba is easing travel restrictions for Cubans who want to visit other countries, in a move that makes the country slightly more open for travelers, but creates the risk of an exodus of people seeking better opportunities elsewhere.
Oct 15, 2012 12:32PM ET
A Danish spy claims that the third marriage of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was actually part of a CIA plot to set up the al-Qaeda leader for a CIA assassination attempt.
Oct 15, 2012 7:49AM ET
The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley for work that has helped to craft more efficient and stable markets.
Oct 15, 2012 6:30AM ET
A new study shoots big holes in one of the major criticisms of the HPV vaccine, by showing that young girls don't become more promiscuous after getting shots to protect against the sexually transmitted disease.
Oct 15, 2012 5:41AM ET
The 14-year-old activist who was shot in the head by Taliban gunman has been airlifted to Birmingham, England, to get more advanced medical care.
Oct 12, 2012 12:24PM ET
The science of unemployment claims has never been more heated. The reaction to this week's report has morphed from confusion to disbelief into an email war between the State of California and Henry Blodget.
Oct 12, 2012 7:45AM ET
Pakistan has arrested three suspects in the remote Swat Valley for the shooting of 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai.
Oct 12, 2012 7:06AM ET
The Syrian military suffered its largest one day death toll on Thursday, as rebel fighters are using larger and more sophisticated bomb attacks to strike back at the regime.
Oct 12, 2012 5:04AM ET
In what may be the most bizarre decision in the history of the award, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union. All 27 nations and 500 million citizens.
Oct 11, 2012 2:59PM ET
In the economics world, Thursdays means initial jobless claims, and that means yet another favorable statistic that has naturally suspicious people scratching their heads.
Oct 11, 2012 7:17AM ET
Mo Yan, a Chinese author known for "hallucinatory realism" has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Oct 11, 2012 6:00AM ET
A Yemeni citizen on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa today was shot and killed by masked gunmen riding motorcycles.
Oct 9, 2012 11:42AM ET
Daredevil parachutist Felix Baumgartner will not be attempting to break the record for the highest sky dive ever today. The winds were too dangerous and they had to call off the jump.