Today's Five Best Columns
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00AM ET
African Union troops, consisting mainly of Kenyan military forces, have surrounded the port city of Kismayo, which they claim is the last stronghold of the Islamic militant group al-Shabab.
Sep 28, 2012 6:44AM ET
Disgraced party leader Bo Xilai has been charged with numerous crimes related to the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, and has been dismissed from the Chinese Communist Party for his actions.
Sep 28, 2012 5:58AM ET
Gunmen stormed a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit this morning, killing 12 guards and freeing more than 90 prisoners.
Sep 27, 2012 8:22AM ET
Mexican police announced they've arrested one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the nation, the second major bust of a cartel leader this month.
Sep 27, 2012 7:06AM ET
A U.S. Army general from the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division has been charged with numerous violations of military law, including "forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, and wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships."
Sep 27, 2012 6:40AM ET
It took quite some time for senior administration officials to admit what they appear to have known all along, but both President Obama and Hillary Clinton have begun to acknowledge that the September 11 attack in Benghazi was the work al-Qaeda linked terrorists.
Sep 26, 2012 12:39PM ET
ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the NFL and its referee union are so close to a new contract that they could be back to work this weekend.
Sep 26, 2012 12:02PM ET
Earlier today golf legend and Ohio native Jack Nicklaus introduced Mitt Romney at a campaign stop in Westerville. Romney returned the favor by calling Nicklaus "the greatest athlete of the twentieth century," a claim that caused a few sports fans to clutch themselves in astonishment.
Sep 26, 2012 7:48AM ET
Greek workers are staging a day-long general strike in Athens today that has paralyzed the country and lead to increasingly dangerous confrontations with police.
Sep 26, 2012 7:09AM ET
Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian journalist and activist, made a very public show of defacing a controversial "anti-jihad" ad in a New York subway station, and getting herself arrested in the process.
Sep 26, 2012 6:15AM ET
Back-to-back bombs hit a major military compound in the center of Damascus on Wednesday, setting fire to the country's main military compound and leading to a gun battle that has raged for hours.
Sep 25, 2012 1:32PM ET
One consequence of last night's officiating tragedy that was not lost on football fans was that the refs did not just take victory away from one team and give it to another, they also flip-flopped wins and losses for millions of NFL gamblers.
Sep 25, 2012 7:24AM ET
A school in Damascus that has been turned into a military base was hit by a series of bombings today, as a new report details the shocking abuse suffered by children caught in Syria's civil war.
Sep 25, 2012 6:03AM ET
Football fans are beside themselves after a crew of replacement officials — subbing for referees who are locked out by the NFL — took away a victory from the Green Bay Packers with a controversial call on the last play of the game.
Sep 24, 2012 7:47AM ET
In what could be the most drastic change to North Korea society since the nation's founding, the government has announced new rules that would give farmers some small bit of ownership over the crops they grow.
Sep 24, 2012 7:04AM ET
The owners of Village Voice Media (and the original founders of one of that company's 13 alt-weekly newspapers) have decided to sell all their publications in order to distance the news from their controversial adult services website.
Sep 24, 2012 5:50AM ET
A Foxconn plant that creates parts for Apple's new iPhone had to be shut down today after a huge dormitory brawl escalated into a riot involving as many as 2,000 workers.
Sep 21, 2012 12:44PM ET
Researchers at Cornell University studied the last meals of 247 death row inmates to find out precisely what they ordered and how people handle nutrition when longterm health stops being a worry.
Sep 21, 2012 10:38AM ET
Three militants armed with explosives and guns attacked a military checkpoint on Israel's border with Egypt today, killing one soldier before all three were killed by return fire.
Sep 21, 2012 7:44AM ET
Pakistan declared Friday to be a public "day of love" for the Prophet Mohammed, leading to new protests that are being tied to the anti-Islamic video that fueled demonstrations for more than a week.
Sep 21, 2012 6:30AM ET
Researchers have found a disturbing trend while examining life expectancy in the United States, as the least educated white Americans have actually seen a massive drop in number of years that they live.
Sep 20, 2012 9:03AM ET
In one the weirdest (and most effective) political ads of the season, nearly the entire cast of The West Wing has reunited to shoot a campaign ad — in character — for a candidate for Michigan's Supreme Court. How did this ever come together?
Sep 20, 2012 7:50AM ET
Burglars who hit the Santa Monica home of "bond guru" Jeffery Gundlach made off with $10 million in property, including several one-of-a-kind paitings and a Porsche.
Sep 20, 2012 6:46AM ET
A group of French researchers published a study yesterday linking Monsanto's genetically modified corn to cancer in rats, but other food scientists aren't convinced the data holds water.
Sep 20, 2012 6:04AM ET
American intelligence officials insist that the attack on the Benghazi consulate last week was not pre-planned, but a new CNN report says that Ambassador Chris Stevens had expressed concerns about the safety of the mission in the months before his death.
Sep 19, 2012 7:16AM ET
After a mysterious absences and unanswered questions about his health, we now know that Chinese vice president Xi Jinping is at least feeling well enough to get involved in his country's ongoing dispute with Japan.
Sep 19, 2012 5:40AM ET
Less than a year after getting its office firebombed over a cartoon of Mohammed, the French staire magazine Charlie Hedbo couldn't pass up an opportunity to insert itself into the controversy and protests engulfing the Muslim world.
Sep 18, 2012 1:29PM ET
As we get closer to November 6 and polls start to look more and more like predictions, new numbers from the ongoing Senate races show the Democrats clinging to their slim majority this fall.
Sep 18, 2012 10:36AM ET
Everyone is still trying to make sense (or in the Democrats' case, make hay with) Mitt Romney's disparging remarks about "the 47 percent," but where did he come with that number and why are these people not paying income taxes?
Sep 18, 2012 7:32AM ET
An Iranian nuclear scientist says two of his country's nuclear facilities were attacked last month, in separate explosions that he blames on sabotage.