Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 30, 2012 7:37AM ET
With tonight's Mega Millions jackpot ballooning to more than $540 million, some people are waiting more than four hours in the desert sun for a (slim) chance at glory.
Mar 30, 2012 6:23AM ET
Police in France arrested 19 suspected Islamic militants on Friday morning, including some who may be tangentially connected to the man who shot seven people in Toulouse this month.
Mar 30, 2012 5:34AM ET
The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by Pasadena police last weekend shares uncomfortable similarities with the Trayvon Martin case, but there are complications that blur the line over who to blame.
Mar 29, 2012 8:20AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Mar 29, 2012 7:18AM ET
Now that the outrage over his comments about activist Sandra Fluke have had a few weeks to die down, it seems clear that Rush Limbaugh and his radio show are going to be okay.
Mar 29, 2012 6:02AM ET
In a surprise appearance on Conan O'Brien's show last night, Will Ferrell — in character as Ron Burgundy — announced that San Diego's No. 1 anchorman will be returning for a sequel.
Mar 29, 2012 5:40AM ET
Police in Florida have finally released a surveillance video taken the night of Trayvon Martin's death that shows George Zimmerman arriving at the police station, seemingly unharmed.
Mar 28, 2012 7:49AM ET
Readers and pundits have been wondering how a new owner might change the venerable Washington political magazine, The New Republic, and they just got a early answer.
Mar 28, 2012 7:28AM ET
Mar 28, 2012 6:25AM ET
The nation-wide Mega Millions lottery jackpot is expected to reach at least $476 million on Friday, which would set a record for the largest prize in U.S. history.
Mar 28, 2012 5:51AM ET
A group of investors that includes NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson have agreed to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.15 billion, the highest price ever paid for a professional sports franchise.
Mar 28, 2012 5:09AM ET
Newt Gingrich's flailing campaign announced that it will lay off one-third of its staff, cut back the travel schedule and fire its manager, essentially putting the entire operation in shutdown mode until the Republican convention.
Mar 27, 2012 7:59AM ET
Mar 27, 2012 7:12AM ET
The U.N. says Syria has agreed to Kofi Annan's plan to end the violent crackdown in its country, at the same as reports that government troops have entered Lebanon to attack rebel fighters.
Mar 27, 2012 6:15AM ET
The United States won't be fielding a team in the men's soccer tournament at the 2012 Olympics after surrendering a goal in the final seconds of a qualifying match against El Salvador.
Mar 27, 2012 5:11AM ET
The latest annual report from Amnesty International says that the number of judicial executions worldwide has gone way up, even as the number of countries that still perform them is going down.
Mar 26, 2012 9:01AM ET
Mar 26, 2012 7:20AM ET
The Affordable Care Act goes before the Supreme Court this week, putting President Obama's signature legislative achievement to the Constitutional test.
Mar 26, 2012 6:09AM ET
Rick Santorum is catching heat from Republicans for his latest attack on fellow candidate Mitt Romney and from everyone else for calling a reporter's question "bullshit."
Mar 26, 2012 5:25AM ET
A Tibetan exile set himself on fire Monday during an anti-China demonstration in India's capital. WARNING: Photos below may be disturbing.
Mar 26, 2012 5:06AM ET
Titanic director James Cameron successfully completed a trip to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, setting a world record for the deepest ocean dive by a single person.
Mar 23, 2012 8:46AM ET
Mar 23, 2012 7:19AM ET
The Motion Picture Association of America has seen a big increase in the number of films asking for an appeal of their R or NC-17 ratings, but the group has no inclination to ever change its mind.
Mar 23, 2012 6:40AM ET
An unnamed U.S. official says that Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will be formally charged on Friday with 17 counts of murder for his late night attack on an Afghanistan village on March 11.
Mar 23, 2012 5:50AM ET
Despite cries about high gas prices, the fight over Keystone, and attacks on the administration's energy policies, The New York Times says the United States is actually much closer to energy independence than it has been in decades.
Mar 22, 2012 9:02AM ET
Mar 22, 2012 6:49AM ET
Police finally stormed the apartment of the man accused of shooting seven people in France and the gunman is now dead after a bloody shootout.
Mar 22, 2012 6:29AM ET
The family of Trayvon Martin joined thousands of demonstrators, who teamed up with Occupy Wall Street, to march across New York City last night to protest the shooting death of the Florida teenager.
Mar 22, 2012 5:16AM ET
A group of uniformed soldiers appeared on state TV in the West African nation of Mali today to announce that they have seized control of the presidential palace and ended the rule of President Amadou Toure.
Mar 21, 2012 8:22AM ET