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Class Of 2015 Faces The World: Introducing The 'Howard Project'

Feb. 1
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NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

At Long Last: It's Super Sunday

Feb. 1
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The pre-Super Bowl week of hype — which ran the gamut from frivolous to ominous — finally ends and we can turn to what could be one of the closest, most exciting championship games ever.

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

Feb. 1
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Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

Sons Represent Late Junior Seau At Hall Of Fame Announcement

Jan. 31
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San Diego Chargers great Junior Seau, who committed suicide at age 43 in 2012 at his Oceanside home, was the only first-time eligible candidate in the Hall of Fame's class of 2015.

Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

Jan. 31
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In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.

After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

Jan. 31
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Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Jan. 31
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The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.

Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

Jan. 31
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The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.

Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

Jan. 31
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For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.

An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25

Jan. 31
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This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 29, 2015.

Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos

Jan. 31
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Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today Libya is a country torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.

U.Va. Sorority Women Say Party Ban Is Patronizing

Jan. 31
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National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape. Students call the order patronizing.

Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

Jan. 31
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Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

Jan. 31
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Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the league, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

Jan. 31
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The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

Balboa Park Centennial Celebration Guide

Jan. 31
By Hoa Quach
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park, and events are planned at the 1,200-acre park throughout 2015.

Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

Jan. 31
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The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Jan. 31
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Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

Jan. 31
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Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

Jan. 31
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A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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