All Things Considered for October 14, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for October 14, 2012

Sen. Arlen Specter, a member of the Senate Government Affairs Committee investigating campaign fundraising abuses, questions a witness during hearings on Capitol Hill on July 9, 1997. Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Arlen Specter, Senator Who Gave No Quarter, Dies

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Republican Ricky Gill, who spoke at the Republican National Convention in September, is just one of many candidates this election with Asian-American backgrounds. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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More Asian-Americans Seeking Higher Political Office

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Smoke rises from the stacks of the La Cygne Generating Station coal-fired power plant in La Cygne, Kan. President Obama's regulation of the coal industry has come under fire from his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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On The Campaign Trail, Regulations Dominate The Environmental Debate

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A meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council, advisers to President John F. Kennedy, in the Cabinet Room on Oct. 29, 1962. JFK Library and Museum, Boston hide caption

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How Kennedy Stepped Back From The Brink Of War

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"SuperCLAW" is a women's arm wrestling event that draws competitors from leagues around the county. Each woman dons an alter-ego for an evening of sport and theatrics. Brad Horn for NPR hide caption

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For Lady Arm Wrestlers, It's Brawn Or Bust

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Kate Hannah (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) in Smashed. Oana Marian/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Smashed': A Love Story Minus The Alcohol

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