Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 10, 2014 2:26PM ET
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong reversed proposed changes to his company's 401(k) policy following widespread public criticism because he blamed those changes on two "distressed babies" of company employees who needed expensive emergency care in 2012.
Feb 10, 2014 12:34PM ET
Glenn Greenwald’s new journalistic venture has launched.
Feb 10, 2014 11:23AM ET
Pilots are flying to and landing at the wrong airports more often than we'd like, and probably more often than we know.
Feb 10, 2014 7:56AM ET
Members of the U.S. Military serving in the largest international base go largely unpunished for committing sexual abuse, further highlighting a need for reform in how such cases are handled by the army.
Feb 9, 2014 2:52PM ET
Republican lawmakers in southern states are reportedly contemplating proposals that would allow the use of medical marijuana for very, very specific conditions.
Feb 7, 2014 7:04PM ET
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich claims New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office "wooed" him in order to earn an endorsement from the Democrat, and the September traffic jams on the George Washington Jams were punishment.
Feb 7, 2014 3:38PM ET
A former advisor for the State Department pleaded guilty on Friday for sharing confidential information with a Fox News reporter.
Feb 7, 2014 1:04AM ET
A damaged drainage pipe has been leaking toxic coal ash into a North Carolina river for at least four days as workers continue to try and repair the breach.
Feb 6, 2014 8:37PM ET
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court announced today that it has approved President Obama's proposed changes to the NSA's section 215 metadata collection program.
Feb 6, 2014 9:51AM ET
Inspired by a 2011 project that mapped popular running routes in a few European cities, Nathan Yau at FlowingData has done the same for 22 major cities, including 18 in the U.S.
Feb 6, 2014 3:05AM ET
On Wednesday, Coca-Cola announced that it will buy a ten percent stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for about $1.25 billion.
Feb 5, 2014 11:14PM ET
The eight Los Angeles police officers who shot at two women over 100 times will not lose their jobs. They won't even be suspended. They'll just get some additional training.
Feb 5, 2014 8:41PM ET
Of the 1,365 people executed in the United States between the death penalty's 1976 reinstatement and January 31 of this year, only 13 were women. Today, Texas killed the fourteenth.
Feb 5, 2014 7:49PM ET
Someone broke into Rochester, Minnesota's Hooked on Fishing bait and tackle shop but nothing was stolen, thanks to the store's guard fish.
Feb 5, 2014 3:17PM ET
Good news, everyone! America is relaxing its liquor laws, bringing us one step closer to becoming the booze-guzzling, weed-smoking utopia we were always meant to be.
Feb 5, 2014 1:15PM ET
We learned a few things from the debate last night about the ways in which creationists use the English language.
Feb 5, 2014 11:29AM ET
West Virginia's tap water still contains traces of the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) following a chemical spill that occurred nearly a month ago, making toxic the water supply of nearly 300,000 people.
Feb 5, 2014 8:18AM ET
CVS Caremark announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco at its more than 7,600 stores by October 1, giving up roughly $2 billion in revenue.
Feb 5, 2014 2:12AM ET
As part of the investigation into the too-soon death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the NYPD arrested four people in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Feb 5, 2014 12:29AM ET
A detailed timeline of last April's deliberate attack on a power plant has been reconstructed by The Wall Street Journal, provoking questions about whether the event was a precursor to a much larger operation.
Feb 4, 2014 11:39PM ET
It took almost a year, but a civilians oversight board has finally decided that the eight Los Angeles Police Department officers who shot over 100 rounds at two innocent women were not acting in accordance with department policy.
Feb 4, 2014 8:38PM ET
Deputy drug czar Michael Botticelli admitted today that marijuana, while dangerous, is not as deadly as other drugs, both legal and illegal. And though he's not in favor of legalizing weed, he is opposed to harsh jail sentences for its users.
Feb 4, 2014 4:43PM ET
At least 1,200 Army recruiters and assistants allegedly participated in a scam that awarded bonuses to those who had claimed to refer recruits to the army, but either did not or were not eligible for the reward, in what Sen. Claire McCaskill called a "discouraging and depressing" incident.
Feb 4, 2014 3:25PM ET
Bill Nye, The Science Guy, will debate Ken Ham, The Creationist Guy, tonight at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, about the truth of evolution.
Feb 4, 2014 1:38PM ET
Worldwide cancer cases are expected to rise from 14 to 22 million, and cancer-related deaths from 8.2 to 14 million per year in the next two decades, according to the World Health Organization's World Cancer Report 2014.
Feb 4, 2014 9:53AM ET
Those dreaming of warmth during the polar vortex should've been considering Alaska, where an unusual and potent heat wave raised temperatures to 40 degrees above average.
Feb 4, 2014 2:27AM ET
After reaching a deal with the Justice Department over guidelines concerning public disclosure of FISA requests, the first statistics are beginning to see the light of day.
Feb 3, 2014 9:33PM ET
The teacher who seemingly admitted to sexually assaulting a former student on a YouTube video was charged with 16 counts of sexual abuse today.
Feb 3, 2014 5:48PM ET
Mute swans aren't actually a natural part of the New York landscape, and now, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has targeted the birds for eradication.
Feb 3, 2014 2:56PM ET
Is Bruno Mars a secret member of the Illuminati? Let's look at the evidence.