Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 1, 2013 2:38PM ET
A judge in Cleveland confirmed a 1,000-year prison term for kidnapper Ariel Castro at his sentencing hearing today, but not before a moving speech from one of his victims, and Castro's own stubborn insistence that he did nothing wrong.
Aug 1, 2013 1:14PM ET
Earlier today a woman in Washington, DC, gave birth to a baby boy in — of all places — the L'Enfant Plaza station of the city's Metro system.
Aug 1, 2013 8:03AM ET
Russian news services have reported that Edward Snowden has received his official travel documents (for real this time!) and has actually left Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow.
Aug 1, 2013 7:25AM ET
Zimbabwe's ruling party claims that President Robert Mugabe "romped" to victory in yesterday's national election, but his main rival is already disputing the entire process.
Jul 31, 2013 9:47AM ET
If you're looking for new follows to spice up your Instagram feed, why not check out the official account of Syria's one and only dictator, Bashar al-Assad.
Jul 31, 2013 8:32AM ET
The Justice Department has a settled a lawsuit with a California college student who nearly died in a DEA holding cell after nearly five days without food or water.
Jul 31, 2013 7:32AM ET
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has defiantly clung to his job despite numerous accusations of harassment and a lawsuit from his own city. Now another woman is adding to the charges against him, the eighth person to accuse him of similar misconduct.
Jul 30, 2013 1:09PM ET
Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of delivering classified document to WikiLeaks, has been convicted on most the charges leveled against him, but is not guilty of the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy."
Jul 30, 2013 11:33AM ET
A state appeals court in New York has upheld an earlier ruling that struck down Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to ban large sodas in New York City.
Jul 30, 2013 10:11AM ET
Taliban insurgents raided a prison in northwest Pakistan this morning, freeing around 250 prisoners, including dozens of well-known terrorists.
Jul 30, 2013 8:28AM ET
The Associated Press reports that four suspected Nazi war criminals currently living in the United States that have been stripped of citizenship and been given deportation orders, are still in America because they have nowhere else to go.
Jul 30, 2013 6:56AM ET
A vandalism spree that began with a paint attack on the Lincoln Memorial last week, hit at least three other Washington landmarks before a homeless woman was arrested and charged as the culprit.
Jul 29, 2013 1:31PM ET
One of the six suspects accused raping and murdering a woman in Delhi last year has given his first public interview to The Wall Street Journal, but the entire Q&A seems like testimony from a less than reliable source.
Jul 29, 2013 10:31AM ET
One of the financial industry's most successful firms is under the gun for alleged insider trading, and some of their rivals and enemies could not be more thrilled about it. So much so that one took out a $100,000 full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal just to gloat over their misfortune.
Jul 29, 2013 8:11AM ET
A wave of coordinated car bombings killed more than 50 people across Iraq on Monday, as a sharp rise in sectarian violence threatens to tear the nation apart.
Jul 29, 2013 7:11AM ET
At least 39 people were killed on Sunday night when a bus burst through a guardrail and fell nearly 100 feet into a ravine in Southern Italy.
Jul 26, 2013 2:06PM ET
South America's first pope made his first trip back to South America and it sure looks like everyone had a lot of fun.
Jul 26, 2013 10:47AM ET
Ariel Castro, who is facing 977 criminal counts for the kidnapping of three women in the Cleveland area, has struck a plea bargain that will save him from the death penalty.
Jul 26, 2013 9:08AM ET
A Massachusetts court has released surveillance photos of NFL star Aaron Hernandez — taken from the cameras in his own home — that appear to show him brandishing a handgun both before and after the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd.
Jul 26, 2013 7:55AM ET
On a day that was already expected to bring tension and possible violence to the streets of Egypt, a government prosecutor has ordered that ousted President Mohamed Morsi be detained for 15 days, on accusations that he collaborated with terrorists to kill police officers and soldiers.
Jul 26, 2013 6:58AM ET
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, was closed on Friday morning after it was discovered that someone had vandalized the iconic statue in the middle of the night.
Jul 25, 2013 3:20PM ET
The man who started the investigation that took down Major League Baseball's Ryan Braun (and possibly Alex Rodriguez) has come forward to explain why he blew the whistle on an infamous Miami clinic, and says that there are plenty of other athletes we still don't know about.
Jul 25, 2013 1:28PM ET
The United Nations has officially put the death toll from Syria's two-and-a-half year civil war at more than 100,000 victims, but the millions of Syrians left behind, many of whom have been displaced by the violence, are facing an increasingly dire situation of their own.
Jul 25, 2013 10:01AM ET
America's three biggest soda companies all reported declining sales last quarter, suggesting that Americans are giving up on the sweet, sweet drinks — even the diet versions that don't have any sugar.
Jul 25, 2013 8:35AM ET
Other contenders in the New York City mayor's race called on Anthony Weiner to drop out during a candidate forum last night, but instead everyone just chuckled about his problems with social networking.
Jul 25, 2013 6:51AM ET
The tragic derailment of a speeding passenger train in Spain yesterday has now killed at least 78 people, with more than a hundred others hurt and many still in critical condition.
Jul 24, 2013 1:24PM ET
Prince William and Duchess Kate have finally answered the biggest remaining question about their new royal bundle of joy, naming their first-born son George Alexander Louis, the Prince of Cambridge.
Jul 24, 2013 1:13PM ET
The U.S. apparently is rethinking its military support for Egypt in the light of the ongoing unrest there since the military takeover the government.
Jul 24, 2013 7:50AM ET
Russian media reported today that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had been given documents that will allow him to leave Moscow's Airport Sheremetyevo, but his lawyer says that isn't true.
Jul 24, 2013 7:03AM ET
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls finds that in addition to setting new milestones for futility, Congress is also more hated than it's ever been.