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Feb 1, 2015

The Washington Post | Post Pulse - February 1, 2015: Russia's bizarre proposal to condemn West Germany's 1989 'annexation' of East Germany.

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Russia's bizarre proposal to condemn West Germany's 1989 'annexation' of East Germany
Lawmakers will consider a new statement that would slam the reunification of Germany.  Read full article »

D.C. rabbi accused in videotaping scandal refuses to leave synagogue-owned home
Kesher Israel demanded that Barry Freundel move out after his arrest in an illicit-videotaping case.  Read full article »
U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home Saturday night for their own safety - while fraternity brothers party
The edict "perpetuates the idea that women are inferior, sexual objects," a petition opposing it says.  Read full article »
Does anyone make accurate geopolitical predictions?
Tools from the Good Judgment Project can help improve accuracy in the forecasting of geopolitical events.  Read full article »
Former Northern Virginia cabdriver added to 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list
FBI offers $50,000 reward for information about Liban Haji Mohamed.  Read full article »
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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?
A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.   Read full article »
Make no mistake: Michelle Obama just made a bold political statement in Saudi Arabia
The first lady gets high marks for her "fashion diplomacy" by not covering her head.  Read full article »
Chart: Are you a jihadist? The French government made this checklist
A French government infographic itemizes supposed signs of radicalization  Read full article »
The best idea in a long time: Covering parking lots with solar panels
Solar carports make a lot of sense. So why aren't there more of them?  Read full article »
Sarah Palin and her onetime fans on the right: It's so over
Sarah Palin's recent rambling speech has many influential voices on the right realizing that the romance has gone cold.  Read full article »

NYT Today's Top Headlines - February 1, 2015: Top News: As Ebola Ebbs in Africa, Focus Turns From Death to Life.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015


Top News
FEAR FADING Beachgoers in Monrovia, Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola. As fear of the virus ebbs, Liberians are slipping back into their daily rhythm.
As Ebola Ebbs in Africa, Focus Turns From Death to Life

By NORIMITSU ONISHI

New cases in Liberia, where streets were littered with the Ebola dead just a few months ago, now number in the single digits, according to the World Health Organization.
Allies of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida are working to win over old Mitt Romney supporters.
G.O.P. Campaigns Scramble to Add Romney Donors

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida are in all-out battle this weekend to tap into the billion-dollar donor network once harnessed by Mitt Romney.
Eugene Levich, who is moving from New York to Delray Beach, Fla., where he has wintered, worries about leaving his doctors.
Medical Costs Rise as Retirees Winter in Florida

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

Data suggests that many doctors, especially those in states known as winter getaways, increase their revenues by expanding the volume of diagnostic exams.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Editors' Picks
Tom Brady, center, at an angular 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, defies the stereotype of a traditional short-yardage force.

SPORTS

A Tom Brady Sneak Is the Patriots' Unstoppable Play

By BEN SHPIGEL

On third or fourth down with two yards or less to go, quarterback Tom Brady converts 91.3 percent of the time, thanks in part to preparation and tremendous leg strength.

OPINION | OPINIONATOR | THE END

Dying Shouldn't Be So Brutal

By IRA BYOCK

Where is the public outrage over needless suffering at the end of life?

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"Fundamentally, this is about the extent to which societies change their behaviors, how they change them, and the speed at which they change them."
DR. DAVID NABARRO, the United Nations special envoy on Ebola, explaining that precautions taken by local residents helped to swiftly cut the number of new cases of the disease in West Africa in recent months.
Today's Videos
Video VIDEO: Bill Cunningham | Snow Day
With the schools closed, Tuesday was a day in the park for parents, children and dogs.
Video VIDEO: Art Imitating Sport
Michael Levine, a preservationist and artist based in Arizona, wanted to show the N.F.L. a new way to market its product, so he made an enormous metal cardinal as a tribute to Phoenix's hometown team.
For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
Tribal elders hearing a case in Kandahar in December. Afghanistan's informal justice system also includes Taliban courts.
Taliban Justice Gains Favor as Official Afghan Courts Fail

By AZAM AHMED

After paying bribes and enduring long delays while pursuing resolution in Afghanistan's government courts, a growing number of citizens are turning to an informal justice system that includes tribal elders and the Taliban insurgents.
In its latest video, the Islamic State group said that it had beheaded another Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, after a deadline for a prisoner swap expired.
ISIS Says It Has Killed 2nd Japanese Hostage

By ROD NORDLAND

A video showed the beheading of a journalist, Kenji Goto, killed a week after ISIS announced the killing of another Japanese hostage.
A Silver Lining Coated in Coal Dust in Eastern Ukraine

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

The rebel government has lifted a ban on private coal mining, a widespread practice in the financially struggling region.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
Jimmy Lafont, whose towboat operation is among the service companies feeling the pinch on Louisiana's oil fields.
Louisiana Squeezed as Oil Prices Drop

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

Every downturn is a little bit different, and every downturn falls unevenly - even within the oil industry, as Louisiana's complicated place in the current price collapse shows.
A portion of the balloon was recovered four miles off the Mexican coast, after the pilots landed safely in the water following their record-setting flight.
Balloonists Complete Record Trip Over Pacific

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia landed safely off the coast of Mexico after a nearly 7,000-mile flight.
Whitney Houston's Daughter Found Limp in Tub

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was taken to a hospital and was alive on Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics
William Forsee casting his electoral vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
Blue Dot for Obama Prompts Red Nebraska to Revisit Electoral College Rules

By MITCH SMITH

Nebraska is one of just two states, along with Maine, that do not award all their electoral voters to the statewide winner.

THE UPSHOT

The Surprising Power of Blue-State Republicans

By NATE COHN

Why it's very hard for a far-right conservative to win the G.O.P. nomination.
White House Seeks to Limit Health Law's Tax Troubles

By ROBERT PEAR

Obama administration officials say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
Jennie Pasquarella, her husband, Ron Milam, and their twins, Sebastian, left, and August Milam, at home in Los Angeles. Ms. Pasquarella took advantage of an extended paid family leave that is offered in California.

THE UPSHOT

The Economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

Three states are providing real-life experiments on the impact of paid leave on new parents and employers.
The members of the Risky Business Project are presenting research to business groups that highlights how the effects of climate change, like increased flooding, as in the streets of Queens, N.Y., could hurt business and the economy.
Climate Change's Bottom Line

By BURT HELM

The Risky Business Project's well-known business and policy leaders hope its research will persuade companies to prepare for, and help mitigate, climate change.
Cars With Faulty Airbags Are Recalled Second Time, but Fix May Take a Year

By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN and DANIELLE IVORY

Toyota, Chrysler and Honda previously recalled the 2.1 million cars, but the fix administered was not effective, United States officials said.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
At counter-service restaurants, where a tip jar often sits by the register, DipJar offers a way to tip when customers don't have cash.
$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee? Gratuities Grow, Automatically

By HILARY STOUT

Increasing varieties of digital payment options are expanding when and how much people are encouraged to tip.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped fill bags with cherry-glazed popcorn at Maricopa County Jail in Arizona. The popcorn's color is similar to the pink of the inmates' sheets.
At This Party, You'd Better Keep It Down

By KEN BELSON

Inmates at the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona will be allowed to watch the Super Bowl on television, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio still has strict rules.
LeGarrette Blount had three rushing touchdowns in the A.F.C. championship game.
Super Bowl 2015: Seahawks vs. Patriots Preview

By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN

The Seahawks should be able to put points on the board, which may not be true for Tom Brady and the New England offense, unless the Patriots commit to running the ball and succeed.
An enormous gym is one of the amenities available to competitors at this year's Australian Open.
Australian Open Intent on Leading the World in Pampering Players

By GARDINER HARRIS and JOHN MARTIN

The Australian Open cafeteria offers goji berries and sushi, the child-care center has a staff of sitters, and the event provides stipends for travel and expenses.
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »
Arts
Ending a 13-year relationship, Björk says, is
Sometimes Heartbreak Takes a Hostage

By JON PARELES

Björk prepares for the release her new album, "Vulnicura," and a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.
Hudson Yang, the star of the ABC sitcom
A Bloom in TV's Asian-American Desert

By JON CARAMANICA

"Fresh Off the Boat," based on a memoir by the chef Eddie Huang, is the first sitcom about an Asian-American family since Margaret Cho's short-lived show of the 1990s. Much is riding on it.
Bradley Cooper in a scene from
The Book Ends, and the Story Begins

By ROBERT ITO

Jason Hall, the screenwriter of "American Sniper," created a more complex character than the one in the book of the same name.
For more arts news, go to NYTimes.com/Arts »