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honolulu. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm joe jones. >> i'm alison kosik. it is tuesday, december 27th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. john and christine are off. up first, despite the administration having less than april mon a month left on the job, secretary of state john kerry is delivering the speech looking to outline the obama administration vision for peace in the middle east. this comes as relations appear more strained than ever with israeli officials claiming there is proof obama pushed for the resoluti resolution. in the meantime, prime minister benjamin netanyahu ordering a limit on all working ties with 12 nations that backed the u.n. vote. we have oren liebermann live in jerusalem. good morning, oren. >> reporter: good morning, alison. the story moving in a lot of directions. first, secretary of state john kerry, after the decision to allow the resolution to go
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through, kerry said he would make a speech to layout his vision for peace and how he thought the sensitive issues should be dealt with like jerusalem and borders and refugees. that could come in the next few days. and in the meantime, prime minister netanyahu has not backed off criticism one bit. his response has been measured and responsible and vick rugoro. he has taken measures for those countries voting for it. summoning ambassadors. that is part of the diplomatic response and largely symbolic. it gives you an idea of how angry netanyahu is. mean while, his administration, netanyahu's government still accusing the u.s. of being behind the resolution and writing it and putting it out in advance. here is what the spokesperson david keyes had to say.
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>> we have ironclad sources and we will share that information with the incoming administration with the proper channels. if the new administration choosing to share that information, it is their prerogative. it should give us pause that hamas which is calling for genocide of all jews is celebrating this decision. it is celebrating it because it actually distances the chances of peace. >> reporter: as for what that information or evidence is that the u.s. was behind it, no israeli official here or there, in the u.s., has put anything forward. only they will share with the next administration. obama's advisers have taken to the air in the u.s. and here to defend the decision and explain it. >> by definition, it is not an ambush when president obama and secretary kerry have been saying in hundreds of conversations and public comments that israeli settlement activity pushing into
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the west bank to make the t two-state solution unachievable. >> reporter: netanyahu made it clear he is done working with president obama since the security council resolution vote. he made it clear he is looking forward to working with donald trump. >> oren, we know the resolution is more recommendation than real action, but are we seeing netanyahu really ramp up his anger because there is concern about other moves that can be made at the united nations against israel in the next few weeks? >> reporter: part of netanyahu's anger may be to show trump how eager he is to work with him. he is also playing to his voters here. to say netanyahu voters are not big fans of obama. he is playing to them as it unfolds. as for what happens next, israel is concerned of a follow-up resolution to layout parameters and set conditions for negotiations on the sensitive issues s negotiations on the sensitive issues s for the next round.
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that is israel's concern. especially with the international peace conference in paris three weeks away. >> oren live from jerusalem. thanks. it is back to work today for the trump transition team. just 24 days info s until he ta oath of office. president-elect spending the holiday at mar-a-lago out of the public higeye, but not from twitter. believing the message of hope and change was possible if a third term was allowed. >> i am confident in the vision because i am confident if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> trump as you might imagine is not buying it.
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tweeting this. president obama said he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that but you i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare. trump taking aim at the united nations and the wake of the anti-israel resolution. united nations has great potential, but right now it's just a club for people to get together talk and have a good time. so sad. >> there's more. trump also taking credit for the busy holiday shopping season. saying the world was gloomy before i won. now hope. now the market is up nearly 10% and christmas spending over $1 trillion. we think he got that $1 trillion number from a survey done in september which is a projected number. the national retail federation projects spending close to $655 billion. finally, trump defending his charity days after announcing
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plans to dissolve it to avoid the impression of any conflict of interest. saying this. i gave millions to djt foundation. raised, received millions more. all of which given to charity and media won't report. trump hasn't donated to the foundation since 2008 according to the foundation tax reports. then this. trump's aides will write the inauguration speech. we are told the address will be similar to the stump and thank you speeches with the economy and outsourcing and border security and military. okay. let's bring in cnn political reporter eugene scott. the big question is where do we begin? i like to begin on the podcast and president obama among other things saying he would have won
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if he had been able to run for a third term. it is interesting about the president, eugene. he is a guy who is very guarded and careful with his words. he then sits down with david axelrod and the question is did he just get a little too comfortable and go too far or was it something he planned to say? >> i think he was responding to the high favorability numbers as he heads out of the white house. it is always worth mentioning that hillary clinton who he was hoping to be his successor who received 2.8 million more votes than trump. i don't find it hard to believe that he believes he could have received more than that. i think that is what he was referencing. the message he said in 2008 and 2012, he would continue to be
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victorious over trump. >> is this overconfident? you look at the congressional races. democrats lost seats in the house and senate. not just in the house and senate, but state legislatures as well. you look at what he said. it is a subtle jab at hillary clinton? >> it certainly is confident. i don't think the president factored in how many voter whs backed him in 2008 and 2012 are dissatisfied with how he ran the white house. if he would have rallied that support is unclear. i think he believes he would have been more effective than hillary clinton at reaching some of the demographics that she was not able to. >> there is also a very interesting comment we heard the president talking about the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. he gives him quite a compliment. listen. >> mitch mcconnell's insight from a pure tactical perspective
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was pretty smart and well executed. the degree of discipline he was able to impose on his caucus was impressive. his insight was that we just have to say no to that. >> eugene, does that help senate democrats who will be entrenched war f warfare, if you will, to give this big glowing compliment? >> i think i interpreted that comment as the president saying mcconnell was effective in blocking so many things that the democrats and the president wanted to put forward. whether or not the democrats will be able to replicate that is not clear. i certainly think the president hopes they are able to impart some of the same wisdom their opponents were able to the past aet yea eight neyears. >> i want to ask you a question
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about secretary of state john kerry for the middle east peace. i find this ironic. the timing of this is curious. the obama administration has had little luck in smoothing over relations with the palestinians and israelis. peace talks are all but dead. now you have john kerry trying to leave the administration or legacy behind. is it a little late for legacy building at this point? >> i certainly think the speech will be aimed at democrats and giving them an idea of the ideas they can put forward in the next administration and focus should be. perhaps it is a message to allies. as you know, the united states approach to the middle east and israel not something we approach by ourselves. i think the idea is to encourage
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people to continue this legacy even if the white house will not. >> okay. eugene scott. we'll talk more. we have more to talk about in 20 minutes. see you in a bit. time for an early start on your money. inauguration coming up in a few weeks. the cabinet confirmation process has a really long journey ahead. so far, the president-elect nominees include five billionaires and six multimillionaires. bernie sanders got into the mix yesterday on twitter saying this. trump, the anti-establishment republican is building a cabinet worth at least $13 billion. the hypocrisy astounds me. all this could be a slow process. to get through the long application aside from divesting, they have to following all organizations they have been affiliated with since 18 years of age. they have to name clients who
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pose a conflict of interest and name real estate holdings as well. it is unlikely to change the process. it could take time and that could slow trump's agenda. that time means money. these nominees have to shell out money to lawyers to make sure everything is done. >> first 100 days. important to any incoming president. if you don't get through this quick, you run out of time to try to get it done. christmas spirit vanishing quickly in malls across america. violence and chaos breaking out in nearly a dozen cities. more coming up. marie's turkey pot pie starts with turkey covered in a rich flavorful gravy, and a crust made from scratch. because she knows that when it's cold outside...
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among them, a visit to the cemetery where he laid wreaths to remember those killed in the pearl harbor attack. today will mark the first formal trip by a japanese leader to the site of the japanese air attack that killed more than 2,400 americans and drew the united states into world war ii 75 years ago. we get more from athena jones in honolulu. >> reporter: this visit by prime minister abe coming seven months after president obama made a trip to hiroshima. he became the first sitting u.s. president to pay respects to the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives there. now prime minister abe will do the same at pearl harbor. the white house says these two visit which serve as book ends to one another highlight the power of reconciliation. the ability for the adversaries to become closest of allies. president obama made the point at hiroshima that 75 years ago in the immediate aftermath of pearl harbor, the close
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friendship and alliance could never have been imagined. now as for what's on the geneag, we expect the leaders to have a sit down for a bilateral meeting. after that, they will visit the "uss arizona" memorial to visit and pay respects to the 900 soldiers who remain even too manied in entombed in the watery grave. after that, we will hear from president obama and prime minister abe. we expect the remarks to echo the message that president obama delivered in hiroshima. before coming here, prime minister abe said the visit will be a visit to soothe the souls of the victims. that is one of the themes we expect the prime minister to touch on in his remarks here. there are people in hawaii very much looking forward to the visit by prime minister abe. i spoke to a 95-year-old witness
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to the pearl harbor attacks who told me prime minister's visit is the greatest thing in the world and culmination of the healing between the two countries. back to you. athena jones in hawaii. what a moment that is in honolulu. >> historic. >> it looks like the day after christmas wasn't so festive. a lot of violence at shopping malls across the nation. one day after christmas. this is out of manchester, connecticut. you hear people screaming and punches thrown at the shops of buckland hills. a large chase ensues and our affiliate says one officer assaulted. a mall in ft. worth, texas, on lockdown after this sight after 100 middle school and high school students at the food court. once the lockdown was lifted,
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parents got to get their kids. and in aurora, illinois, a huge brawl at fox valley mall. teenagers had to spent down the stairs to get out of the mall. >> when i was that aiminge, i w still playing with what i got for christmas. this was the scene in beechwood place mall in ohio. unfounded reports of an active shooter. police say it began after a fight broke out among teenagers in the food court. panic at hamilton place mall in chattanooga. shoppers took the sound of fireworks for gunshots and shoppers were hurt as they ran out of the building. the aurora town mall in colorado evacuated after fights broke out in the mall involving at least 500 people. police say it all started with the social media post promising
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a fight. >> people, let's be good. the cowboys stomped the lions in football. can anyone stop america's team on the road to the super bowl? coy wire with this morning's bleacher report coming up next. millions of you are online right now,
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okay. we said this before. the dallas cowboys shining in primetime winning easily against the desperate detroit lions team. >> go cowboys. coy wire has more in the bleacher report. >> good morning, alison. i thought you were a miami dolphins girl. going into the game, the cowboys
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already had home-field advantage throughout the playoffs locked up. some thought they would rest starters. they put on a show. although the lions are fighting for the playoff lives, they could not stop the machine. ezekiel elliott shot through a cannon for a 55 yard line touchdown. the leading rusher. 177 yards in the cowboys final game to catch eric dickerson's all time rookie record. how about dez bryant. throwing a touchdown pass. that goes along with two touchdown receptions for dez bryant on the day. the cowboys are rolling at 13-2. they get the win, 42-21. crazy moment from yesterday's st. peet tersburg b. the bulldogs get the win. 17-16.
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they finish the season with the losing record of 6-7. they are celebrating now. four more college bowl games on tap today. temple against wake forest in the military bowl. now i will be in phoenix on saturday to cover clemson and ohio state in the college playoff semifinal. clemson's head coach dabo sweeney knows he will have his hands full. he is getting information on all he can. including urban meyer's book. >> try to get that read by the end of the week. "above the line." i have to figure out how to get any edgy ce i can get. >> i got you, coach. check this out. the granny shot. making a return to the nba. oh, my goodness. the teammates love it. this is the rockets rookie
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onuaku. he finished with six points in the game. this was the talk of the town. rick perry was the last to shoot like that in 1980. joe, in the sports department, we said there is a strong chance that is now joe johns shot his free throws. >> no way. that looked like a stunt. he is desperate to make a foul shot? >> he is not that good back in college. after the freshman year in louisville, he switched to granny skilgra granny style. >> you have to do what you have to do. >> you know all the kids will try it now. >> i go to the three-point line. >> coy, you look dapper in your bowtie today. >> this is my bro tie. >> thanks, coy. secretary of state john kerry getting ready to layout a
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plan for peace in the middle east. is it wise to layout a plan weeks before leaving office? that's next.
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frustration is growing after the anti-israel at the u.n. now the obama administration is getting set to reveal the road map to peace. we have more from jerusalem. donald trump out of the public eye, but not silent. unleashing a tirade. the media and u.n. and president obama and he is doing it where else? on twitter. and historic moment today in hawaii. a visit by the japan prime minister to the site of the attack on pearl harbor more than 75 years ago. we have a preview from honolulu.
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i'm alison kosik. welcome back to "early start." i'm joe jones. it is 30 minutes past the hour. john and christine are off. despite the separation wiadmini less than a month to go on the job, secretary of state john kerry set to deliver the speech outlining the obama administration's vision for peace in the middle east. it comes as relations between the u.s. and israel appear more train strained than ever with israeli officials claim there is proof that obama pushed for the u.n. resolution. in the meantime, benjamin netanyahu ordering a limit on all working ties with 12 nations which back the u.n. vote. cnn's oren liebermann is following latest from jerusalem. oren. >> reporter: joe, a lot of different directions to the story. we'll start in the u.s. where secretary of state kerry will layout his vision of peace. toplex issues.
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that is something the u.n. is aware of and not looking forward to. especially after the u.n. resolution with the u.s. abstention and allowed it to go through. now netanyahu has continued lashing out at the obama administration. he gave a measured and vigorous response. he said it will continue. we have seen it with the diplomatic steps. netanyahu has limited working ties with the embassies and ministers of the countries that voted for the resolution. it has little practical effect, but it is intended as a statement to show how angry lgr netanyahu is over the vote. israeli officials accusing the obama administration of being behind the u.n. reese lusolutio. here is david keyes. >> we have ironclad sources which has information.
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we will share that information through the proper channels with the new administration. if they choose to share, it is their prerogative. it should give us pause that hamas calling for genocide of all jews is celebrating this decision. celebrating it because it distances the chances of peace. >> reporter: we have pushed israeli officials here and in the united states to ask the evidence. so far they have not presented any answer to that question. meanwhi meanwhile, the obama administration taking to the air in the u.s. and israel to explain their position. here is what ben rhodes had to say. >> it is not an ambush when president obama and secretary kerry have been saying in hundreds of conversations and public comments that israeli settlement activity was pushing into the west bank and making the way the two-state solution unachievable. >> reporter: we knew the relations between obama and
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netanyahu were strained. they are rapidly falling apart. netanyahu is appearing to bring forward a fresh start with trump. joe. >> thank you, oren. back to work today for the trump transition team. 24 days until the oath of office. the president-elect spending the holiday at mar-a-lago resort out of the public eye, but not off twitter. he could not resist responding to the president obama's big if. the president telling the podcast he could have beaten trump believing his message of hope and change would resonate if a third term was allowed. >> i am confident in this vision because i'm confident if i -- if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized the majority of american people to rally behind it. >> trump tweeting this.
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president obama said he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare, et scetera. let's bring in more from eugene scott. thanks for coming on so early. with president obama saying this on the show, it seems very confident. like a jab to hillary clinton. interesting if you look at the statement one more time. he said if i would have articulated it. >> i think the president is so confident in his ability to rally voters that hillary clinton was not able to is because obama was able to do that in '08 and 2012. he did not address the fact that many people voted for him who actually voted for trump this time or not pleased with his presidency. whether or not he could have convinced them to get behind him a third time, who knows?
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>> what does trump get out of going into a twitter war now talking about president obama given as you mentioned president obama's high approval ratings? why even go there? why not stay in the transition? >> social media is a key piece of trump's success in leading him to the white house. i imagine he wants to continue using it. he called it effective in getting his message to supporters and media. whether or not he will shift is not clear. i can't imagine that is something he is eager to do considering how effective it has been so far for him. >> very hard for him to resist quite frankly. eugene, stay with us. trump also taking twitter aim at the u.n. with the anti-israel resolution. right now it is a club for
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people to talk and have a good time. so sad. and trump taking credit for the holiday shopping season. the world was gloomy before i won. christmas spending is over $1 trillion. no sourcing for that number. the national retail federation projects spending closer to $655 billion. a good year, but not in line with trump's tweet. >> trump defending the charity foundation after announcing desire to dissolve it. i raised and received millions more and all given to charity and media won't report. trump hasn't donated to the foundation since 2008. according to the foundation tax records. then the non tweeted development. trump aides steve miller will write the inauguration speech. he wrote many in the campaign. we are told the address is similar to the stump and thank you speeches with themes like
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the economy and outsourcing and the military. let's bring in eugene scott. i want to touch on the foundation because this is really in the news for a couple of days and what i think the trump team thought was an easy way to show he was separating himself from one area where there is a conflict of interest is turning into an issue with him. >> it has turned into an issue. it has been an issue for a while. as you know the foundation has been under investigation from the new york state attorney general's office for some months now. this story seems to continue on concerns of conflicts of interest regarding last week with trump's son eric's foundation. whether or not he will continue to be as concerned of conflict of interest as critics hope he will be remains to be seen. this is just a step they say in moving in a direction that
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removes himself from organizations and businesses and groups that could be problematic once he evnters the white house. >> eugene, is there any consensus on what this foundation was and was it actually a charity? are we certain it was a charity or a lot more self dealing going on there so you couldn't call it that? >> that is what the investigation is hoping to reveal. there definitely have been concerns about where the money was going and if it was as fi philanthropy as it is suggested. there is nothing clear or conclusive to support that. we do believe that this investigation will give us more answers to those questions. >> thousaank you for getting up early for us. time to an early start on your
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money. the cabinet confirmation process has a long way to go. the nominees include five billionaires and six multimillionaires. bernie sanders certainly speaking out on twitter. saying donald trump, the anti-establishment republican is building a cabinet at least worth $13 billion. hypocrisy astounds me. the wealthy nominees have to get books in order before senate hearing. they have to sit through the holdings. this could be a slow process. to get through the application, nominees have to list all organizations they have been affiliated with since 18 years of age. they have to list names of clients posing conflicts of interest and have to list real estate holdings as well. while it is unlikely the process will change, the outcome of the
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nominations will take a lot of time and that could slow trump's agenda. >> i would not like to have to jump through all those hoops. >> i would like to be the lawyers. i would like to make lots of money. >> if you you have a lot of money -- that's it. violence breaking out at malls across america. what sparked the chaos that played out in nearly a dozen states. more next. with the xfinity tv app,
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a day of remembrance for are president obama and prime minister shinzo abe set to visit the pearl harbor memorial together. prime minister abe arriving in hawaii on monday. among them the visit to the cemetery to lay wreaths for those killed in the pearl harbor attack. today will mark the first formal trip by the japanese leader to the site of the japanese air attack that killed more than 2,400 americans and drew the u.s. in world war ii 75 years ago. let's get more from cnn's athena jones in honolulu. >> reporter: this visit by prime minister abe coming seven months after president obama made the trip to hiroshima. the first sitting u.s. president to pay respects to the tens of
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thousands of people who lost their lives. prime minister abe will do the same for pearl harbor. this serves as a book end trip highlighting the power of reconciliation. the former adversaries to become the closest allies. president obama said 75 years ago in the immediate aftermath of pearl harbor, the close friendship and alliance with the countries could never have been imagined. we expect the two leaders to have a formal sit-down which is a bilateral meeting according to the white house. they will visit the "uss arizona" memorandial to pay respects to the 900 soldiers who remain entombed in the watery grave. we will hear from president obama and prime minister abe. we expect prime minister abe's remarks to echo the message that president obama delivered in hiroshima. before coming here, prime
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minister abe said this visit will be a visit to soothe the souls of the victims. we should never repeat the ravages of war. so that is one of the themes we expect the prime minister to touch on in his remarks here. there is certainly people in hawaii very much looking forward to the visit by prime minister abe. i spoke to a 95-year-old witness to the pearl harbor attacks who told me prime minister abe's visit is the greatest thing in the world and it will be a culmination of the healing between the two countries. back to you, joe and alison. athena jones, thank you. >> violence erupting at several malls across the nation one day after christmas. take a look at this video from manchester, connecticut. you can hear people screaming and punches thrown in the shops at buckland hills. a large chase ensues. the mall in ft. worth, texas on lockdown following a massive fight involving over 100 middle
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school and high school students near the food court. officers had to go store to store to let people out once the lockdown was lifted. in aurora, illinois. this is the start of what evolved into a brawl at fox valley mall. teenagers had to sprint down the stairs after a fight broke out and forced the mall to close for the day. >> more fantastic spirit in the mall in ohio after reports of an active shooter. a fight broke out with teenagers in the food court. more at hamilton place mall in chattanooga, tennessee. several shoppers hurt as they ran out. aurora town mall in colorado closed and evacuated after several fights erupted inside
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the mall involving 500 people. it started with a social media post promising a fight. a bloody holiday weekend in chicago. a dozen people shot dead. authorities say it appears the majority of the shootings were targeted attacks by gang members against potential rivals at holiday gatherings. the city's police chief saying it is time to lay down the law. >> i just don't believe that we hold repeat gun offenders accountable for their actions. i don't. they think that justice system in cook county is a joke. until we change the mental narrative of individuals to make them not want to pick up a gun, we will continue to see it. >> chicago police say there were at least 27 shooting incidents over the christmas weekend. authorities in tennessee are looking for the last remaining prisoner following a christmas day escape from the county jail.
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david frazier along with five others fled from the facility fled through a hole which led them outside. the hole was behind a toilet. the other five are now back in custody. that is so strange. >> unbelievable. back in custody, too. >> good news. the dow pushing closer to 20,000. the question is and asking for a couple weeks now. is today finally the day the dow gets to 20,000? we have a check on all of that on cnn money next. with the xfinity tv app,
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michael's home leaving flowers and letters and paying respects. two people in the singer's life are speaking out. cnn's phil black is live in london. >> reporter: joe, after such an incredible emotional outpouring from fans and contemporaries, we are now receiving statements from some of the people who knew him best. including the man with him on the day he died. his partner. fadi tweeted overnight in which he said this, he said it's a christmas i will never forget. finding your partner dead peacefully in dead first anything the morning. i will never stop missing you. before that, george michael was in a long term relationship with american kenny goss. he released a statement of his heartbreak of losing a long time love and dear friend. he says this, he says he was a major part of my life. i loved him very much.
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he was an extremely kind and genius generous man. the mouusic is an important par of my life. here in north london, people are still coming. we have seen them laying nower s and messages. the grief is extraordinary. they are all here because george michael meant so much to them. they all want to know why he died at such a young age. we don't have an answer to that question yet. that is expected to come when the authorities announce the post mortem examination. a lot of people here keen to know when they will get to remember and celebrate the man at a funeral service or other larger public memorial concert or event or that sort of thing. we don't have those details. we are sure it will be a large, emotional and very well evented event.
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joe. phil black in london. thank you. >> russia's defense ministry say divers found the black box data recorder from the russian jet that crashed into the black sea on sunday. the plane's cockpit voice recorder is still missing. strong currents and deep water complicated the search. authorities say large pieces of the wreckage found in the water. the plane was carrying 92 people when it went down on sunday en route from sochi to syria. the passengers included more than 60 members of the red army choir. stocks are reopening today. does the doe haw have a chance hit 20,000? there is no significance other than it is an impressive way for stocks to finish the year. i'm not holding my breath. the week between christmas and new year is quiet. tax planning could make it difficult to hit the 20,000 mark
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before the end of the year. meantime, stocks in europe and asia are higher. dow futures up as well. since the global financial crisis, the world's biggest banks agreed to pay $60 billion in fines to the u.s. department of justice for creating and selling toxic mortgage investments. the latest to join the list is deutsce bank and credit swiss. the majority of money will go to help bothprograms and borrowers. and trump's twitter fingers are causing trouble for companies. after he tweeted he would look to break the contract for boeing
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over lockheed martin, lockheed stock fell. trump has been a big boone for the market at large, we have seen the dow rise over 1,000 points since election day. he tweets about the single companies, it has companies worried about the twitter wrath in the new year. the stocks of ten u.s. companies that donald trump took jabs at during the campaign and after rose on average 9% the month after election day. the lesson here is if he says anything on twitter, watch the stock make a move and probably recover. >> twitter happy fingers. thanks for joining us on "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm joe johns. president-elect's latest twitter tirade leaving no stone untur d unturned. more on "new day" starting right now. >> donald trump unleashing on twitter. going after president obama. >> if a year from now there is an issue i might weigh in.
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>> he could not resist responding to president obama's big if. >> i'm confident if i had run again, i could have mobilized american people. >> israeli settlement activity was making the two-state unachievable. >> this was drafted by the obama administration. we feel compelled. >> friends don't take friends to the security council. violence erupting at several malls. >> dragi ging her by her hair. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> it's time. we're live. >> 5:59. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." i'm poppy harlow. the one and only don lemon is here with me.
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>> love to be with you. it's good to wake up to poppy harlow. >> i appreciate that. chris and alisyn are on vacation. we begin with president-elect sparring with president obama. saying no way an obama would have defeated him if the >> donald trump firing back in a series of tweets to comments that the president made in a new interview we first shared with you yesterday. the president-elect also defending his charitable giving and dismissing the united nations as a club for people to have a good time. we're now just 24 days away from inauguration day. 24 days. we have it all covered for you. let's begin with cnn's jessica schneider live in palm beach, florida. >> reporter: good morning, don. for the past few days, the president-elect has staid mostly out of the public eye here at mar-a-lago. of course, late yesterday his twitter account sprung into action with those flurry

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