Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 28, 2014 2:14AM ET
Folk music icon Pete Seeger died on Monday at the age of 94.
Jan 27, 2014 11:23PM ET
The AP reported today that the next chief of everyone's favorite eavesdroppers will be Mike Rogers, a vice admiral in the Navy who preaches "information dominance."
Jan 27, 2014 8:39PM ET
The North Carolina police officer who shot an Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed black man who had just been in a car accident, 10 times was indicted for voluntary manslaughter today.
Jan 27, 2014 5:00PM ET
More than two dozen U.S. generals and admirals have been investigated for personal misconduct over the past 15 months, according to a report by the Washington Post, many of them for charges of sexual assault.
Jan 26, 2014 11:33PM ET
There's been a fence around ground zero for 13 years. This year, part of it will finally come down.
Jan 26, 2014 8:35PM ET
Edward Snowden's interview with German journalist Hubert Seipel appeared on the country's ARD channel tonight, complete with yet another NSA revelation: the agency spied on companies as well as people.
Jan 26, 2014 5:57PM ET
On this day, 230 years ago, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to his daughter outlining his objection to the use of the bald eagle as an American symbol. Franklin believed America was a nation of turkeys.
Jan 26, 2014 12:52PM ET
Google's Autocomplete function remains a steady source of chuckles, disappointments, and unintentional insights.
Jan 25, 2014 12:17PM ET
At least three people died Saturday after a gunman opened fire in a mall just outside Baltimore, Maryland.
Jan 24, 2014 5:54PM ET
A judge ordered a Texas hospital to remove Marlise Munoz from life support on Friday, hours after John Peter Smith Hospital finally acknowledged that the fetus gestating inside the brain-dead woman was not "viable."
Jan 24, 2014 4:03PM ET
University of Missouri failed to investigate or alert authorities to a rape allegation by one of its students, according to an ESPN investigation released on Friday
Jan 24, 2014 12:54PM ET
Because American Traffic Systems decided to focus on St. Louis in this highlight reel of the "worst red-light accidents of 2013," I guess we just have to pick on that city's piss-poor drivers.
Jan 24, 2014 12:07PM ET
The U.S. State Department is warning our Olympic athletes not to wear their uniforms outside of Sochi's 1,500-mile secured "ring of steel."
Jan 24, 2014 10:57AM ET
One of the CIA's most important black sites, or secret prisons established throughout Europe post-9/11 to detain and torture alleged terrorists, was held in a two-story villa in a Polish forest and is detailed in new report by the Washington Post.
Jan 24, 2014 12:22AM ET
Astronomers are trying to figure how a rock shaped like a jelly doughnut has suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the surface of Mars.
Jan 23, 2014 9:56PM ET
Attorney General Eric Holder said today that he'd allow the Justice Department to speak to Snowden's lawyers about a possible plea. Snowden probably isn't interested.
Jan 23, 2014 8:16PM ET
Does your toilet contain a Series 503 Flushmate III flushing system? If so, pay attention: your commode might explode.
Jan 23, 2014 4:51PM ET
Low morale and bad behavior plague the ranks of nuclear officers, but may be a sign their mission is no longer taken seriously.
Jan 23, 2014 3:01PM ET
A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation's prisons and jails are increasing — with correctional officers responsible for half of it — but prosecution is still extremely rare.
Jan 23, 2014 2:59PM ET
Hunter Moore, the Internet's most hated man, was arrested by the FBI and indicted in a California court on Thursday for charges related to his revenge porn website, IsAnyoneUp.com.
Jan 23, 2014 11:42AM ET
Good news, internet: Pope Francis got your collective love letters.
Jan 23, 2014 8:26AM ET
Decades after the infamous 1978 Lufthansa airport heist went unsolved, FBI agents have reportedly apprehended and are ready to charge five people with alleged ties to the Bonanno mob for the crime.
Jan 23, 2014 3:14AM ET
A Mexican citizen convicted for murdering a police officer in Texas in 1994 was put to death by the state on Wednesday, despite protests from both the State Department and the Mexican government.
Jan 23, 2014 2:34AM ET
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is expected to announce on Thursday that he will challenge the state's ban on same-sex marriage in federal court.
Jan 23, 2014 12:43AM ET
The large chemical spill in West Virginia that left a large swath of residents without running water now involves a second chemical in addition to the lengthy and dangerous-sounding methylcyclohexanemethanol.
Jan 22, 2014 10:21PM ET
George Zimmerman's new painting looks a lot like an AP photo of his former prosecutor.
Jan 22, 2014 8:34PM ET
Digitally altering photographs might be accepted -- expected, really -- when it comes to magazines like Vogue, but it's a big no-no when it comes to news organizations.
Jan 22, 2014 3:18PM ET
Roughly one-third of the world's largest non-financial companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, are hoarding $2.8 trillion in unspent cash, preventing much-needed funds from entering the global economy.
Jan 22, 2014 2:34PM ET
Researchers say the tobacco ringspot virus has been linked with the steady annual decrease in the honeybee population.
Jan 22, 2014 10:21AM ET
Before it became somewhat more culturally acceptable to not vaccinate your kid, America had all but relegated pertussis to the waste bin of western diseases.