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October 8th, 2012
07:13 PM ET

Watch wife-carrying championships

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on an odd sport that hasn't been recognized by the Olympics just yet.

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October 8th, 2012
07:10 PM ET

Battleground Colorado

The Obama campaign battles to keep ahead in the toss-up state of Colorado. CNN's John King reports.

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Filed under: 2012 election • battleground states • Colorado • John King
October 8th, 2012
07:06 PM ET

Skydiver aims for supersonic jump from the edge of space

Roswell, New Mexico (CNN) – Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is aiming to pull off a record-breaking free-fall jump from the edge of space Tuesday, wearing nothing but a space suit, a helmet and a parachute.

His goal is not only to jump from a higher altitude than anyone ever has - 120,000 feet, more than three times the cruising altitude of the average airliner. He also hopes to be the first person to break the sound barrier, without the aid of anything besides the space suit. At that altitude, the thin air provides so little resistance that after just 40 seconds, he is expected to be free-falling faster than 690 miles an hour.

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October 8th, 2012
06:57 PM ET

Strategy Session digs deep on politics

Hilary Rosen & John Feehery discuss the upcoming vice presidential debate and recent poll numbers with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.


Filed under: 2012 election • Hilary Rosen • Joe Biden • John Feehery • Paul Ryan • Strategy Session