Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 28, 2013 9:59AM ET
A bipartisan team of eight senators have joined forces to try and fix an immigration system that everyone suddenly wants to change. Whether the plan will look anything like a bill that actually makes it to a vote in Congress, of course, remains to be seen.
Jan 28, 2013 9:06AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jan 28, 2013 7:59AM ET
Chris Brown is under police investigation for an alleged assault at a Los Angeles recording studio last night involving six men, one of whom happens to be Frank Ocean.
Jan 28, 2013 7:31AM ET
The Indian Juvenile Justice board ruled Monday that one of the suspects in a fatal gang rape last month will be tried as a juvenile—and if convicted, the worst sentence he can face for the will be three years in a detention facility.
Jan 26, 2013 11:26AM ET
We've heard from duped Notre Dame star Manti Te'o himself. We're going to hear from the accused mastermind, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, next week. What's next in this strange, beautiful and truly weird adventure?
Jan 25, 2013 2:28PM ET
Somehow, a dolphin has ended up trapped in Brooklyn's heavily polluted Gowanus Canal. The world watches with bated breath (and cruel Twitter jokes) while authorities attempt to rescue it — if the dolphin can't wiggle its way out first.
Jan 25, 2013 9:22AM ET
Jan 25, 2013 8:50AM ET
Newark superhero mayor (and tweeter) Cory Booker has a solid track record of intervening in crisis situations, but he proved last night that, with a little help from social media, he's not above looking out for the little non-people either.
Jan 25, 2013 7:59AM ET
Under Colorado law, a fetus is not a person, but Catholic leaders say that's no excuse for one of their hospitals to use that argument to win a legal battle.
Jan 25, 2013 7:15AM ET
Just when it seemed like this year's flu epidemic was finally under control, along comes the CDC with a new plague that's sweeping the nation: the norovirus.
Jan 24, 2013 6:04PM ET
Te'o continues to maintain that he was duped into believing his fake girlfriend was real all along. But one commenter wants to know — if he's so easily fooled, how could he possibly be passing college-level courses?
Jan 24, 2013 5:42PM ET
The bitter cold that hit a large swath of the U.S. this week has been uncomfortable and at times dangerous, but it also has allowed photographers to capture some stunning images of places and objects that have quite literally frozen over.
Jan 24, 2013 3:50PM ET
The vice president's key message was about "gun safety," but he also had some choice words for gun-rights advocates.
Jan 24, 2013 2:17PM ET
Manti Te'o's interview with Katie Couric is set to air this afternoon, and from the sound of it, Te'o has come prepared.
Jan 24, 2013 9:28AM ET
Jan 24, 2013 9:20AM ET
It turns out that all those hours were spent talking to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, whose lawyer admits the alleged mastermind behind the fake-girlfriend hoax was disguising his own voice the whole time.
Jan 24, 2013 8:00AM ET
The good news is that some of the 15,000 crocodiles that escaped after recent South Africa floods have been recaptured. The bad news is that there are at least 7,500 missing crocodiles still out there somewhere.
Jan 23, 2013 10:19PM ET
When you see phrases like "the long decline of the American worker," it's easy to brush it off as hyperbole, but new numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest otherwise.
Jan 23, 2013 9:05PM ET
With news that Peter Robbins, the voice behind Charlie Brown, faces stalking charges, we have to wonder how many more of our beloved characters from childhood will be tarnished this winter.
Jan 23, 2013 5:03PM ET
It's not quite James Frey 2.0, but right after Oprah got involved, Lance Armstrong is suddenly in big trouble over a book he wrote about himself — to the tune of $5 million.
Jan 23, 2013 4:21PM ET
With 80 billionaires in Davos this week, why not explore the numbers on some of the richest people in the world?
Jan 23, 2013 3:17PM ET
After it spent a good portion of last week notably debunking the rise of Newtown conspiracy theories, the editorial team at Salon has come under fire for a decision notable for doing quite the opposite.
Jan 23, 2013 1:13PM ET
The 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago has deemed unconstitutional an Indiana law designed to protect children from sexual predators by limiting registered offenders' access to social media. Here's why the fight's not over.
Jan 23, 2013 12:08PM ET
The state of Florida has a bounty out on invasive pythons, luring amateur snake killers into the Everglades for a month-long hunt. Hilarious, right? Not to those who say it encourages cruelty and does little to solve conservation problems.
Jan 23, 2013 10:40AM ET
For anyone who thought Manti Te'o and his people were beginning to take control of the girlfriend-hoax fallout, well, it's starting to look like Katie Couric still isn't just your average daytime talk-show host.
Jan 23, 2013 9:25AM ET
Jan 23, 2013 8:25AM ET
In the past few days, police have been able to piece together what happened early Saturday morning when Nehemiah Griego allegedly killed both his parents and his younger siblings with an AR-15 rifle
Jan 22, 2013 6:40PM ET
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade here's a chart that looks at laws restricting access to abortion that were passed by each of 30 state legislatures in the last two years.
Jan 22, 2013 2:21PM ET
There are currently three people injured after one or more shooters opened fire on the Lone Star College campus in North Houston on Tuesday. One suspect was taken into custody at the school while the other was found at a nearby hospital.
Jan 22, 2013 2:15PM ET
For the last six days the Brattli Tunnel in northern Norway has been closed. The culprit? A 27-ton truckload of a burning brown goat cheese called Brunost and the toxic gasses that emerge when you light the stuff on fire.