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At The Great American Beer Festival, Big Tastes Come In Small Packages

At the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, 2,700 different beers were served up by some of the best breweries in the United States. For the event's 49,000 attendees, the festival is a chance to try new and unique beers; for the brewers, it's a way to make a name for themselves.
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After Strong V.P. Debate, Campaigns Look Ahead

Thursday the vice presidential candidates duked it out in their only debate of the campaign season. President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will have their second face-off Tuesday at Hofstra University in New York. NPR's Ari Shapiro, on the road with Mitt Romney's campaign, talks with guest host Celeste Headlee.
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For Lady Arm Wrestlers, It's Brawn Or Bust

Jayme Dyer didn't know what to expect when she first tried out the growing theatrical sport of women's arm wrestling. Then she started winning. This summer, Dyer donned her alter-ego, Ze Dirty Butcher, to compete with seven other women in the first national ladies arm wrestling championships.
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Skydiver Successfully Leaps From Record Altitude

Sunday, Austrian pilot Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after jumping 24 miles for just over nine minutes from the stratosphere. He lept from the highest altitude ever for a skydiver.
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More Asian-Americans Seeking Higher Political Office

This year, 36 Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders launched congressional campaigns, more than double the number from a record set just two years ago. "Asian-Americans are finally seeing that it can be done," says California Democrat Judy Chu. "We are finally bearing fruit."
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How Kennedy Stepped Back From The Brink Of War

Fifty years ago, the world faced nuclear war as President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev faced off. Kennedy's clear thinking during the Cuban missile crisis helped the countries avert that terrible prospect.
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Arlen Specter, Senator Who Gave No Quarter, Dies

The five-term senator, a moderate Republican-turned-Democrat, was a key member of the Judiciary Committee and consistently a thorn for leaders of both political parties and their presidents. Specter died of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma at his home in Philadelphia on Sunday. He was 82.

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