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Middle East
6:38 am
Sun February 1, 2015

Jordan Waits On Fate Of Its ISIS Prisoner

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 10:21 am

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Europe
6:38 am
Sun February 1, 2015

As In Greece, Voters In Spain Appear Ready To Oust Conservatives

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 10:21 am

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Politics
6:38 am
Sun February 1, 2015

Democrat Seeks To Authorize Operations Against ISIS

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 10:21 am

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Education
4:52 am
Sun February 1, 2015

A Crossroads At The End Of College: Introducing 'The Howard Project'

Howard University students (left to right) Kevin Peterman, Taylor Davis, Leighton Watson and Ariel Alford are the subjects of NPR's Project Howard. They'll be keeping audio diaries as they finish their final semester of college and look toward their futures.
Robb Hill for NPR

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 10:39 am

If you know any college seniors, now might be a good time to send them some encouraging words. The class of 2015 can't be blamed if they're feeling a little worried: They're facing one of the most important transitions of their lives.

In a matter of months, they're about to launch from the relatively protected confines of college into the so-called "real world," where they have to find a sense of purpose — not to mention a paycheck. It's not hyperbole to say the decisions they make now will shape the rest of their lives.

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The Salt
4:44 am
Sun February 1, 2015

College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

No oven necessary: Hu makes her pumpkin cake in the microwave.
Courtesy of Emily Hu

Emily Hu is a veritable master chef of the dorm room.

No oven? No problem. The college student is skilled at navigating the cooking limitations of campus living — she can whip up cakes with just four ingredients and a microwave, and make muffins in a toaster oven.

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