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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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GOP's Mack Still Struggling Against Fla. Incumbent

Florida Republican Rep. Connie Mack IV easily won his party's nomination to take on Sen. Bill Nelson, considered vulnerable and the only Democrat holding a statewide office in the state. The son of respected former senator Connie Mack III, Mack's name is well known, but he's not caught fire with Republicans and Independents. He trails Nelson by several points and is under-performing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Florida. NPR's Greg Allen reports.
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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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On The Campaign Trail, Regulations Dominate The Environmental Debate

In this presidential election, neither candidate is talking much about cleaning up the air or protecting scenic lands. Instead, the debate is about whether and how much environmental regulations hurt businesses.
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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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Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter Dies At 82

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate, has died. He was 82.

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Sen. Arlen Specter Dies At 82

Arlen Specter, the outspoken senator who started out Republican, switched to Democrat and stayed moderate throughout, has died, the AP reports. He was 82.

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