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October 23rd, 2012
02:24 PM ET

Skydiver “Fearless Felix” recounts a fear that almost derailed record jump

by Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd

Watch "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Tuesday at 5pm on CNN for more of Brian Todd's interview with space jumper Felix Baumgartner.

(CNN) - He has been dubbed "Fearless Felix," but the Austrian skydiver who broke the sound barrier last week was almost derailed by a fear he had never before encountered: claustrophobia.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Situation Room's Brian Todd, Felix Baumgartner said that as he did longer and longer test runs, wearing his restrictive skydiving suit, his anxieties got worse and worse.
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October 23rd, 2012
10:50 AM ET

'Honey Boo Boo' misbehaves

"Honey Boo Boo" snores, bounces and sings through her media tour. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Boo Boo misbehavin'.

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