Measles has spread to New York state even as the vaccination debate rages

An infected college student recently traveled across the state by Amtrak, potentially exposing many others.

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    Texas governor declares Feb. 2 ‘Chris Kyle Day’

    The declaration arrives days ahead the second anniversary of the death of the “American Sniper.“

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      The business of government transparency

      The business of government transparency

      OpenGov, founded by Md. native Zac Bookman, makes government spending publicly searchable.

      Review of David Skeel, “True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World”

      A review of David Skeel’s new book of Christian apologetics, “True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World.“

      The terrible thing that happened to a Teach For America corps member

      The terrible thing that happened to a Teach For America corps member

      He was working in a D.C. school when it happened.

      How and why retired politicians get lucrative appointments on corporate boards

      How and why retired politicians get lucrative appointments on corporate boards

      New research shows that ex-politicians still cash in, even if they cannot be lobbyists.

      Washington-area bankruptcy filings for Feb. 2

      These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s local court clerks’ offices.

      Microsoft’s commercial cloud revenue doubles

      For the quarter ended Dec. 31, earnings hit an annualized run rate 114 percent higher than a year earlier.

      Raising military budget spurs national security debate

      Obama’s plan calls for more money for defense, an issue that seems for now to be his greatest vulnerability.

      Principal: What I’ve learned about annual standardized testing

      Principal: What I’ve learned about annual standardized testing

      Congress is debating how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, and whether kids should take annual standardized tests for “accountability” purposes every year is a big issue. Here’s a look at the issue.

      Report: Hard-line judge to hear case of Post reporter detained in Iran

      The Post’s editor said the treatment of Jason Rezaian “deserves the world’s condemnation.”

      Chris Christie, Arsenal fan?

      Gooner for life?

      Christie heads to London with more than N.J. in mind

      Christie heads to London with more than N.J. in mind

      Governor’s visit is intended to focus on state’s ties with Britain, but will test his presidential foreign potential.

      Lawyers seeking to exonerate ex-Army officer

      Lawyers seeking to exonerate ex-Army officer

      They say Clint Lorance, who ordered fellow soldiers to shoot two Afghan men, didn’t receive fair trial.

      Bush’s status at head of GOP pack has caveats

      Bush’s status at head of GOP pack has caveats

      The establishment candidate usually wins the nomination, but it’s a particularly unsettled time for the party as it struggles for identity amid warring factions.

      Life at Work: At memoryBlue, making a game of sales

      Sales reps compete against each other for time off, cash prizes and other incentives at memoryBlue.

      Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

      Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

      Maryland and 12 other states already grant GED diplomas; the District is considering a move to help test takers.

      Prince William school system weighs more cuts in services

      Universal full-day kindergarten has come under scrutiny as the board searches for savings.

      Boston will not use eminent domain to build an Olympic stadium [updated with clarification]

      Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announces that the city will not use eminent domain to acquire land to build an Olympic stadium. This is a welcome step because the use of eminent domain to build sports stadiums is a terrible policy.

      Trade pact’s job creation really zero, not 650,000

      Politicians are using questionable math from a Trans-Pacific Partnership study to claim big job numbers.

      Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

      Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

      Maria Echaveste would have been the first woman to ever hold the job.

      So much for ‘choice.’ Florida says parents can’t opt out their kids from standardized tests

      So much for ‘choice.’ Florida says parents can’t opt out their kids from standardized tests

      Read the state superintendent’s letter about opting out.

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      Plumes of smoke rise from Brooklyn warehouse fire

      Plumes of smoke rise from Brooklyn warehouse fire

      Firefighters tackled a raging fire at a storage facility in Williamsburg neighborhood of New York City on Saturday.

      America’s first family, and Barack Obama

      America’s first family, and Barack Obama

      Breaking the Internet.

      Prosecutor: 35-year-old murder case ‘changed the face of the city’

      Prosecutor: 35-year-old murder case ‘changed the face of the city’

      The disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979 helped launch the national missing children’s movement.

      Visit to Amsterdam ensnares high-value cybercrime target

      Visit to Amsterdam ensnares high-value cybercrime target

      A Dutch court ruled that a Russian man accused of taking part in several high-profile hacking incidents can be extradited to the United States.

      D.C.-area appointments and promotions for Feb. 2

      Here’s a look at who is moving where in the greater Washington job market.

      AT&T top buyer in airwaves auction; Dish also spends big

      A roundup of business news from around the world.

      CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in bombing

      CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in bombing

      The U.S. and Israeli spy agencies used a bomb in a spare tire during a 2008 operation to kill Imad Mughniyah in Damascus, former officials said.

      After 17 years, a megachurch pastor leaves his post to attend seminary

      After 17 years, a megachurch pastor leaves his post to attend seminary

      Gaithersburg minister Joshua Harris wanted a “broader perspective” with formal seminary training.

      GOP senator proposes barring bonuses for tax-delinquent feds

      GOP senator proposes barring bonuses for tax-delinquent feds

      Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced legislation to bar bonuses for federal workers who owe back taxes. In recent years, tax-delinquent IRS employees alone owed more than $3 million.

      How Mitt Romney decided against a 2016 presidential campaign

      How Mitt Romney decided against a 2016 presidential campaign

      Although he could have won the nomination, he would have been weakened for the general election.

      Being a ‘multi-cultural community with indigenous roots of Many’ doesn’t let you strip away First and Fifth Amendment rights

      A federal court strikes down the Mora County (N.M.) ban on corporations’ extracting oil and gas in the country, or even transporting fracking-related materials through the county. The ban also purported to strip First and Fifth Amendment rights from corporations that “seek[] to engage” in such oil and gas extraction -- as well as expressly contemplating secession from the state and the U.S. if the ban is overturned.

      Proof of Big Bang “cosmic inflation” bites the dust

      Proof of Big Bang “cosmic inflation” bites the dust

      Huge breakthrough in cosmology turns out to be a case of scientists overinterpreting their data

      The Weekly Itch, Vol. V

      The Weekly Itch, Vol. V

      Check out our weekly roundup of the best in innovation, tech, creativity and humor.

      Religion events from around the Washington area

      Dixieland jazz, Martha’s Table, food drives, Super Bowl Fellowship, Bible study, yoga, wellness, organ recitals.

      Boffo big bang discovery goes bust with new analysis

      Boffo big bang discovery goes bust with new analysis

      Cosmic inflation still a great idea but we need the evidence.

      6 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

      6 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

      The Super Bowl, Steppenwolf and a quiz.

      Pa. Treasurer will quit, admit to finance violations

      Pa. Treasurer will quit, admit to finance violations

      Treasurer Rob McCord said through an attorney he would admit to soliciting donations in exchange for official favors.

      Tuition rates at public colleges skyrocketing

      Tuition rates at public colleges skyrocketing

      It used to be that students could attend a public university and incur little to no debt. But as states cut funding and tuition rises, parents and students scramble to cover the costs.

      The ISIS-ification of Islamist politics

      The ISIS-ification of Islamist politics

      The Islamic State’s rise during a time of unprecedented repression of the Muslim Brotherhood has triggered intensive debates between the Brotherhood’s leadership and youth.