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November 10th, 2011
08:30 PM ET

World Record Ride

So what's it like to surf a 90-foot wave? Brooke Baldwin asks Garrett McNamara, who recently broke the world record for largest wave ever surfed, what he was thinking as he rode this monstrous wave.

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November 10th, 2011
07:24 PM ET

Controversy over voting rules and security

Dave Schechter
Senior National Editor

About a year from now, Americans will cast votes for the candidates of their choice.

Or at least they will think that’s what they’ve done, having little awareness of concerns about the security of electronic voting machines, a “national security issue” in the view of scientists who easily hacked a widely-used device.

Others, even before they get the chance to vote, will discover that the rules for registering and voting itself have changed in their state; changes so controversial that the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University Law School recently proclaimed that a “War on Voting Rages Nationwide.”

There is debate over the extent of voter fraud, arguments about whether there is a greater problem with accurately registering people than in people actually voting who should not. Nonetheless, 13 states last year amended their voting rules and another two dozen are at various stages of doing likewise. Chief among the changes are photo identification requirements, reduced opportunities to vote early and restrictions on how and when voter registration is conducted. FULL POST

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