Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 6, 2013 1:11PM ET
The legally mandated government sequestration has cost America a lot of things — some more important than others —but the latest victim is one we use every day, even if we don't see it.
Aug 6, 2013 9:48AM ET
George W. Bush checked into a Dallas-area hospital this morning to have a stent placed in his heart, but his family says he's doing fine and will be home soon.
Aug 6, 2013 7:27AM ET
The U.S. airlifted all "non-emergency" personnel from Yemen on Tuesday, just hours after it was revealed that an American drone strike killed at least four suspected al-Qaeda militant in the same country.
Aug 5, 2013 2:45PM ET
A BBC news program reports that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was heavy into "right-wing literature" and owned reading material about mass killings, conspiracy theories, and white supremacist rantings.
Aug 5, 2013 12:18PM ET
At at time of increased awareness and scrutiny of our nation's surveillance programs, Reuters reports on another secret program at the DEA that both gives information to other law enforcement agents, and simultaneously makes sure no one knows how they got it.
Aug 5, 2013 9:20AM ET
Researchers in the Netherlands say they've successfully grown a real hamburger in a laboratory and served it up in a pan for the first time today.
Aug 5, 2013 8:03AM ET
Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are due to arrive in Cairo on Monday to join the ongoing negotiations over Egypt's governmental problems, because if there's anyone who knows how to solve a tricky political stalemate, it's two American Senators.
Aug 2, 2013 1:01PM ET
New Yorkers were shocked yesterday by the tragic story of Jennifer Rosoff, a 35-year-old advertising executive who fell 15 stories to her death when the balcony railing on her apartment gave way.
Aug 2, 2013 11:29AM ET
One day after it was revealed that they were temporarily closing several embassies due to possible terrorist threats, the State Department has issued a "worldwide travel alert" for anyone traveling the globe this month.
Aug 2, 2013 10:07AM ET
About 162,000 people found new jobs last month (which is good), but that's a lot fewer than economists were expecting (that's bad), even though the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since the end of 2008. (That's good! Unless it isn't.)
Aug 2, 2013 7:37AM ET
In an effort to (sort of) smooth things over with the international community, a top Russian lawmaker says his country won't be enforcing their harsh anti-gay laws when thousands of visitors come to the Winter Olympics next year.
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.