All Things Considered for October 10, 2012
Oct 10, 2012 — The GOP presidential nominee told a newspaper that as president he won't push abortion-restricting legislation. The remarks, which Mitt Romney has since walked back, surprised those on both sides of the abortion debate.
Oct 10, 2012 — On Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened Vatican II, with a desire to let some fresh air into the Catholic Church. It was a revolution, especially for the nuns who were encouraged to go into the world and help the needy. But now the nuns are being censored, and a generational rift has emerged.
Oct 10, 2012 — In 1945, the U.S. government commissioned a Peruvian immigrant to write a Spanish translation of the national anthem. It was lost to history until recently.
Oct 10, 2012 — American symphonies have just begun a new season — but many musicians around the country have yet to play a single note on stage.
Oct 10, 2012 — Industrial engineer Scott Summit dreamed of being a rock star. That didn't happen, but he did make an acoustic guitar out of nylon powder.
Oct 10, 2012 — It's been a tough week for daredevils. Felix Baumgartner had to postpone his bid to break the speed of sound during a skydive. Chris Todd had to give up his hamster-wheeling walk across the Irish Sea. His machine sank.
Oct 10, 2012 — Several years ago, young Somali immigrants living in the Minneapolis area were disappearing. They later resurfaced in Somalia, where they joined a terrorist group called al-Shabab. Now some are back in Minnesota and are testifying against a man accused of recruiting them.
Oct 10, 2012 — Diplomatic security was weak, a former commander of the "site security team" tells Congress. A State Department security aide, though, says "the system we had in place was regularly tested and appeared to work as planned."
Oct 10, 2012 — The United States Anti-Doping Agency released more than 200 pages of documents in its case against the cyclist.
Oct 10, 2012 — For the first time, the Red Cross in Spain is looking to raise money so that it can get food to those who are suffering most because of the country's financial crisis. For decades, the organization has focused on helping starving people elsewhere.