Headlines Edition

Monday Headlines: I can’t taste my food when I’m with you.

The WHO says Ebola has returned in an area of Congo that was one of the epicenters of the second-largest outbreak. / Bloomberg

Biden refuses to lift economic sanctions on Iran unless it complies with the 2015 nuclear deal. Khamenei says sanctions must be eased first. / BBC

Demand remains lower, but oil prices have now returned to pre-pandemic levels. / BBC

"The government has demonstrated by deed that it is not to be trusted, that the health and welfare of Black people and Black bodies is not its concern." On vaccine hesitancy. / The New York Times

Trump's election lie has cost American taxpayers $519 million—and counting. / The Washington Post

An FAQ on Trump's impeachment trial, which begins on Tuesday. / The Guardian

"I feel I've been released from a hostage situation." For those once glued to Trump's Twitter for personal or professional reasons, life has improved. / The Atlantic

Where boycotts, public pressure, and outrage have failed to stop right-wing media's misinformation, lawsuits from Dominion and Smartmatic are finally working. / The New York Times

Dominion spokesman: "Mike Lindell is begging to be sued, and at some point, we may well oblige him." / The Week

Congressional Democrats want Biden to fix the chaos at the USPS by appointing new board members that could oust Postmaster General DeJoy. / The Washington Post

The MTA deleted a tweet stating the benches at the 23rd St. F/M subway station were removed to "prevent the homeless from sleeping on them." / Gothamist

In the past week, 15 people have died in avalanches in the US. "Weak snowpack" appears to have played a role. / BuzzFeed News

"We are so good at pumping the brakes after we've wrapped the car around the tree." Why opening restaurants is exactly what the coronavirus wants us to do. / ProPublica

Helen Rosner: "Why, then, allow restaurants to open their dining rooms at all? I imagine it's to create the soothing illusion of progress—against the virus, against economic disaster, toward some sense of a return to normalcy." / The New Yorker

"And then I had a bag of cheddar Sun Chips; absolutely no flavor, but the crunch was satisfying." What Covid survivors experiencing loss or distortion of smell and taste eat in a day. / Eater

Eleven months after joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady led his new team to its second Super Bowl victory in franchise history. / ESPN

Related: A play-by-play tracker from the Super Bowl of each team's winning probability. / Reddit

The crowd at the Super Bowl looked packed because there were 30,000 cardboard cutouts. / BuzzFeed News

See also: "The Weeknd reportedly spent $7 million of his own money on the halftime show." / CNN