Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 26, 2013 8:15PM ET
John Miller, last seen on 60 Minutes tossing the NSA a bunch of softball questions about what it does and why that should be okay with all of us, is leaving journalism to work for the NYPD again.
Dec 26, 2013 4:35PM ET
From 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Delta kind of accidentally sold a bunch of tickets on the cheap.
Dec 26, 2013 2:44PM ET
New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica's takedown of the de Blasios is so logically and grammatically tortured that we can't quite understand what he's trying to say.
Dec 26, 2013 1:59PM ET
Utah County, home to highly traditional Provo, announced Thursday that it would begin to issue same-sex marriage licenses to eligible couples
Dec 26, 2013 9:53AM ET
McDonald's retreated slightly from its singular campaign to be the worst company in America this week by pulling down its McResources Line website, which recently made headlines for advising employees to avoid fast food.
Dec 26, 2013 9:50AM ET
Al Qaeda militants kidnapped American contractor Warren Weinstein in 2011.
Dec 26, 2013 1:40AM ET
This year, Great Britain's Channel 4 selected Edward Snowden to deliver an alternative holiday address to that of Queen Elizabeth this holiday season, marking his first television appearance since seeking asylum in Moscow.
Dec 26, 2013 12:40AM ET
Due to shipping delays, an unexpectedly large number of people this Christmas were forced to do dumb stuff like interact with family members instead of playing with their cool new gifts.
Dec 25, 2013 4:08PM ET
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been answering children's queries about the whereabouts of Santa Claus since the 1950s. I put them to the test last night.
Dec 25, 2013 2:26PM ET
To make up for recession losses, the Postal Service says the cost of first-class stamps will temporarily rise by 3 cents in late January.
Dec 25, 2013 8:10AM ET
Americans were up (too) early this morning to open their Christmas presents. The footage is priceless.
Dec 24, 2013 5:24PM ET
Although there's nothing definitive—yet—there's growing evidence that marijuana is effective in treating PTSD.
Dec 24, 2013 1:50PM ET
Citing people familiar with the case, The New York Times is reporting that New York City is prepared to settle the hundreds of civil rights claims made by protesters who were arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
Dec 24, 2013 12:18PM ET
"Every kid who grows up in New York grows up pretty fast," New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's daughter Chiara says in a new video, which seems to be the first acknowledgement from the family of the 19-year-old's struggles with depression and drug abuse.
Dec 24, 2013 9:46AM ET
Colorado pot smokers are getting ticketed for partaking in public this year four times as often as they were in 2012, either because they don't know it's illegal or are too stoned to care.
Dec 24, 2013 2:34AM ET
It was revealed last week that George Zimmerman has joined Twitter, a platform well-known for its tolerant and inclusive demeanor.
Dec 24, 2013 12:50AM ET
This year, in order to melt snow on roadways more quickly, Wisconsin is combining rock salt with cheese byproducts.
Dec 23, 2013 10:39PM ET
Edward Snowden, whose NSA revelations were probably the news story of the year, sat down with one of the three journalists to whom he leaked the documents for a long in-person interview, his first since he arrived in Russia.
Dec 23, 2013 8:05PM ET
For many, the first time is a let down at best and an awkward disaster at worst. For four-year-old Malayan tiger Tiga Tahun, it was fatal.
Dec 23, 2013 4:10PM ET
Notre Dame lost its second legal challenge against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
Dec 23, 2013 3:29PM ET
Ohio became the second state in a few days to find itself the subject of a federal ruling against a ban on same-sex marriages.
Dec 23, 2013 2:43PM ET
In an August poll, more than half of Louisiana Duck Dynasty fans said they support civil unions or marriage for gay couples. As politicians rush to show their support for Phil Robertson, this might be worth keeping in mind.
Dec 23, 2013 2:22PM ET
Of the OECD’s 34 members, Americans are not only among the least avid cyclists; they're also among the most likely to get killed, according to a new report.
Dec 23, 2013 1:40PM ET
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby denied a motion to block gay marriages in Utah while the state appeals his original ruling.
Dec 23, 2013 11:02AM ET
A new study has found that as much as 80 percent of the raw scientific data collected by researchers in the early 1990s is gone forever, mostly because no one knows where to find it.
Dec 22, 2013 5:05PM ET
A person who has twice escaped criminal charges of being not-good has made more than $100,000 for a not-good painting. This is not good.
Dec 22, 2013 3:16PM ET
It's all hands on deck to try to get Americans to sign up for Obamacare before time runs out, and according to a report from Politico, that even means going to where all feet are on the dance floor – the local nightclub.
Dec 22, 2013 12:49PM ET
She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And now Claire Davis, the 17-year-old girl who was shot a week ago at Colorado's Arapahoe High School, has died in hospital from her wounds.
Dec 22, 2013 9:54AM ET
The director of national intelligence has asked the courts to throw out a class action suit against the government, saying that if the court hears classified information from the program to prove its worth, then the terrorists win.
Dec 21, 2013 4:38PM ET
Allegedly, married New York assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak is a butt guy who likes attempted infidelities with 20-somethings and massages with happy endings – something his political career may not get the chance to enjoy.