November 22nd, 2010
09:58 PM ET

Airport Insecurity: Join the Live Chat

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You say you want 'em to keep their hands off you at the airport? Well, we've got news for you about the alternative. Those new scanners. We'll tell you about new research on how much they can apparently miss and it could be enough to take down an airliner. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

Filed under: Live Blog
November 22nd, 2010
05:15 PM ET

Beat 360° 11/22/10

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

L-R) Singers Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys, Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block, AJ McLean and Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys perform onstage during the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

Update: Beat 360° Winners:

William Armsby


Kara, Charlottesville, VA
"And in entertainment news, Bravo has unveiled its newest show: 'The Real Has-beens of Orange County.'"

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Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
November 22nd, 2010
04:50 PM ET

Video: Bachmann sounds off on spending, won't identify specific cuts

When asked in the above interview which aired November 3rd on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° whether she would support cuts to Social Security and Medicare, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota slammed the White House for the costs of President Obama’s trip to India. Is Bachmann doing double talk? Tune in tonight - we're Keeping Them Honest.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Raw Politics
November 22nd, 2010
03:32 PM ET

Video: Anti-Facebook pastor admits to tryst

A pastor who preached on Facebook temptations, admits to a three-way relationship with his wife and a church assistant.

Filed under: 360° Radar
November 22nd, 2010
03:05 PM ET

Accused Mexican drug kingpin to be extradited to U.S.

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Program Note: Watch Gary Tuchman's report on "La Barbie" tonight on AC360° at 10pm ET.

CNN Wire Staff

Alleged cartel boss Edgar Valdez Villarreal - alias "La Barbie" - will be extradited to his native United States from Mexico, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office in Mexico City said Saturday.

Valdez was arrested in August and is thought to be one of Mexico's most ruthless drug traffickers. It was not immediately clear when he will be sent to the United States.

"La Barbie is in the federal prison in Mexico City, but, yes, the process of extradition has begun," said spokesman Isaac Fragoso. "Initially, it's the order of detention and apprehension. Ultimately, it's a judicial decision to see when he will be extradited."

Valdez, known as "La Barbie" because of his blue eyes and fair complexion, was a one-time top lieutenant of Mexico's most wanted man, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities say.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment • Mexico
November 22nd, 2010
02:06 PM ET

Poll: Obama eight point advantage over Palin in '12 matchup

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Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

President Barack Obama leads Sarah Palin by 8 percentage points in a hypothetical 2012 general election matchup, according to a new national poll.

But a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates that a plurality of Americans don't think Obama deserves to be re-elected to a second term in the White House.

Forty-nine percent of people questioned in the poll, which was released Monday, say that the president does not deserve to be re-elected, with 43 percent saying he does deserve a second term and nine percent unsure.

An Associated Press-GfK survey released 11 days ago indicated that 54 percent thought Obama should be voted out of office in 2012, with 39 percent saying the president deserves to be re-elected, and nine percent unsure. The AP-GfK survey was conducted November 3-8, in the days immediately after major Republican victories in the midterm elections.

According to the Quinnipiac poll, Republicans by a 92 to 4 margin and independents by a 51 to 35 margin don't think Obama deserves to be re-elected, with more than eight in ten Democrats saying that the president does deserve a second term.

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November 22nd, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Video: Miners talk of tensions during ordeal

Editor's Note: Anderson Cooper gives an emotional preview of visit with the Chilean miners in a "CNN: Heroes" exclusive. Watch more of the interview tonight on AC360° at 10pm ET.


Speaking for the first time about some of the more heated moments during 69 days trapped in a Chilean mine, one of the 33 rescued miners told CNN Saturday that food became controversial.

The miners agreed to ration canned fish, sometimes as small as a bottle cap a day, but the issue of eating caused tension, said Juan Illanes, 52, an electrical mechanic and former Chilean serviceman.

"It was a topic that was very, very delicate at the time," Illanes told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

He, four other miners and two of the rescuers spoke of their experiences in a CNN interview.

On other occasions, the miners felt panic. During their first 17 August days in a collapsed mine, the outside world had no contact with the miners, and many thought they were dead.

Even after rescuers made contact with the miners, many days proved difficult as rescue plans suffered setbacks.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Anderson Cooper • CNN Heroes
November 22nd, 2010
01:49 PM ET

Test results on found Aruba bone to be released Tuesday

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CNN Wire Staff

Aruban prosecutors plan to release Tuesday the results of tests conducted on a jawbone found on an island beach and disclose whether it belongs to missing teenager Natalee Holloway, officials said.

The tests, conducted at the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague, Netherlands, were to first determine whether the bone is that of a human or that of an animal. If the bone is human, authorities said, they would attempt to determine through DNA testing whether it belonged to Holloway. The Alabama 18-year-old was last seen on the island in 2005.

Aruba Solicitor General Taco Stein said prosecutors will issue a statement Tuesday with test results.

Holloway's dental records were sent to the forensic institute last week, according to the FBI.

Part of a jawbone with a tooth was found this month by an American tourist near the Phoenix Hotel, a large resort on the western side of the island, Aruban prosecutor Peter Blanken said. The hotel referred questions to local authorities.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Crime & Punishment
November 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET

TSA pat downs get the full parody treatment

Mallory Simon
CNN News Blog Editor

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – but what about mockery?

It's something the TSA is battling as backlash grows regarding their pat down procedures – and they are getting the full treatment, a la Tiger Woods scandal.

No doubt there are very real concerns about the pat downs and full body scans: a flier had to show her prosthetic breast and just recently a video of a shirtless boy getting a pat down has gone viral. But that doesn't mean people are shying away from mocking the griping-about-groping issue.

From a "Saturday Night Live" skit, to a fake Twitter account and a Taiwanese animation mocking the outrage and procedure, the TSA is getting hit hard.

"SNL" couldn't shy away from the sexy side of the TSA pat downs. With music in the background that rivals the late night dating hotline treatment, "SNL" agents blow kisses, speak in porn star-esque voices and tout the full pat-down treatment.

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Filed under: 360° Radar
November 22nd, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Haiti cholera death toll rises to 1,344

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Ivan Watson

The death toll has risen to at least 1,344 in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has sickened nearly 57,000 people, the Haitian government said Monday.

The announcement came as international health officials predicted that the scale of Haiti's cholera epidemic will exceed initial estimates of 200,000 over coming months.

"Having seen how the bacteria is behaving in this environment with these people, having seen just how poor and how hungry the people are, we know we have to revise our numbers up," said Nyka Alexander, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization, in a phone call with CNN.

Filed under: Haiti • Ivan Watson
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