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at cnn. i'm tom ♪ i think you just can't bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight. >> i don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain. remembering carrie fisher. the actress who brought the iconic princess leia to live in "star wars" has died. we'll tell you what the co-stars are saying about the famous act tress. and now in the spot light after a twitter brawl that didn't even involve the president-elect. mr. trump did make one splash with the national security appointment. we'll explain.
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and secretary of state john kerry getting ready to lay out a road map for middle east peace days after refusing protection for israelis. and this morning, israelis appear to be bowing to it. we're live in the "newsroom." good morning, i'm joe johns. >> good morning, i'm alison kosik. it's wednesday, december 28th, 2016. the entertainment world is mourning the loss of an iconic and beloved figure. actress carrie fisher has died at the age of 60. her death comes after a cardiac event suffered in a flight from london to los angeles. tributes are pouring in from her fans and fellow members of the "star wars" universe. cnn's paul vercammen has more on carrie fisher's life and career. >> i should have expected to
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find you -- >> reporter: carrie fisher known as princess leia. fish her a heart attack during the final 15 minutes of a flight from london to los angeles. fisher was never regaining consciousness. she is seen here with co-star harrison ford. >> the soon to be delivered forces. >> reporter: critics pointed to strong chemistry between fisher and ford. fisher recently revealed that she and ford were off-scene lovers. >> 40 years, is that right? >> 40 years i thought i'd wait. you reveal that you were having an affair with harrison ford. >> yes, i did. >> how did that stay a secret for 40 years? >> i was good at that, wasn't eye. mother actress debbie reynolds and father fisher.
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in snow biz life in all manner of self-medication, including taking pills to control her emotions. >> any mood stabilizer is a weight gainer. you feel better but you're fat. what you gain is a loss. it's not a good situation. >> reporter: fisher spoke about being bipolar and also writing "wishful drinking" and "shockaholic." he gave birth to billy katherine. she debuted in "shampoo" fisher landed many roles in soap dish and in "when harry met sally." >> someone is staring at you in personal growth. >> reporter: but nothing could, would or perhaps loom large on screen than fisher in "star
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wars." >> transported you. it was extraordinary film making. >> do you like the princess? >> i do sometimes. she was a little, you know, ditsy. >> reporter: carrie fisher was 60. >> carrie fisher's "star wars" family remembering her as a force to be reckoned with. harrison ford saying carrie was one of a kind, brilliant, original, funny and emotionally fearless. she lived her life bravely. we will all miss her. mark hamill saying this is downdriegt hard breaking she is our princess and the actress who played her blurred into one conference actress. and george lucas, she was extremely smart, a talented
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actress, writer and comedienne and everybody loved. in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. she will be missed by all. turning to the trump transition. 23 days until he takes the oath of office. a security scare at new york's trump tower triggering the latest twitter war. but the president-elect was actually on the sidelines for this one. a suspicious package which turned out to be a bag of children's toys prompted police to evacuate the lobby. the incident triggering a back and forth between trump's team over the new york city mayor's office over the millions of dollars currently being spent to protect trump tower. sean spicer tweeting this, back to work here after a false alarm thanks nypd. bill de blasio responding this way, no problem. we'll send you the bill. >> and it was downhill from
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there vince? vino weighing in. phillips shot back linking an article about house republicans short-changing the big apple on security funding for trump tower. and tweeting that's not very nice, dan, but about that bill, work with us on it, will you. it cost the city $500,000 a day to protect trump and the tower. bill de blasio, the mayor, asked for $35 million in security until the inauguration. house republicans offered $7 million. >> trump missed all of the excitement, he's actually in florida for the holidays. he's now getting back to business for building his administration, announcing his choice for homeland security d adviser. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump now on location at his mar-a-lago resort.
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he did name a very critical position to his team yesterday. thomas bossert. he's a former adviser to the george h.w. bush administration. he's going to have a similar role domestically to what retired lieutenant general michael flynn has for foreign affairs. that's a key position in the west wing. now, there are two cabinet positions also remaining and cnn has learned that could come as early as this week. they are veterans affairs and agriculture. both positions could be named as early as today or before the end of the week, i'm told. president-elect donald trump continuing his twitter war against president obama. this time, he slammed the president's unsuccessal campaigning on behalf of hillary clinton. he tweeted president obama campaigned hard and personally
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in the very important swing states and lost. the voters wanted to make america great again. his words came just hours before president obama appeared to take his own swipe at trump while speaking at pearl harbor. the president urged americans to fight against hate in the country and come together as one. >> it is here that we remember that even when hatred burns hottest, even when the tug of tribalism is at its most primal, we must resist the urge to turn inward. we must resist the urge to demonize those who are different. >> and president obama's comments there coming at an historic ceremony alongside japan's prime minister shinzo abe. president obama making it clear that u.s. and japan will back one another in good times and bad. and like mr. obama when he visited hiroshima seven months
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ago abe did not apologize for the pearl harbor attack. but he did offer condolences for the victims. >> translator: i offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here, as well as to the spirits of all of the brave men and women whose lives were taken by a war that commenced in this very place. and also to the souls of the countless innocent people who became victims of the war. >> and the prime minister calling the pearl harbor tribute a symbol of reconciliation. the obama administration is reportedly considering economic sanctions against russia for its apparent hack in the u.s. election. that work to "the washington post." the paper also reporting diplomatic censure is on the table. and meantime, senator lindsey
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graham of south carolina expressing outrage. he's calling on president-elect trump for refusing to listen to lawmakers who believe russia had its hand in the election. >> i would say that 99 of us believe the russians did this, and we're going to do something about it. and we're going to put sanctions together that hit putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering with our electi election. >> graham is scheduled to join a bipartisan group of senators to lithuania, ukraine and montenegro to meet with officials over the threat. turkey has agreed to draft a cease-fire plan for all of syria. hoping the deal will be implemented by midnight local time. that's less than 13 hours from now. the deal would allow the assad regime and opposition parties begin negotiations for permanent peace. one potentially stumble blocking
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reports from turkey also say terrorist organizations will be excluded from the cease-fire. generally, during the civil war that's how the assad regime has been referred to rebel fighters. it's unclear whether the rebel groups including those recently released from aleppo will respond to the deal. and it comes just hours before the secretary of state will be laying out a mideast peace plan, the question is, can it handcuff the next administration? we're live in jerusalem, next.
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breaking overnight, jerusalem's city council cancelling a vote of construction of new housing units in east jerusalem after a request from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. that comes just hours before secretary of state john kerry delivers a speech outlining the obama administration's vision for peace in the middle east. cnn's oren liebermann following
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the breaking developments live in jerusalem. oren. >> joe, two different perspectives here, one is the city of jerusalem's perspective. a spokesman or, rather, a city councilmember said they got a request from ben bernanke to cancel this vote just hours before secretary of state john kerry's speech in just a few hoyers here. for them, for the city, that is, this is simply a municipal issue. for them, they say jerusalem needs to continue to grow and continue building there. they say they don't want to get into a controversy, so they decided not to vote on this just before john kerry's speech. perhaps it's a bit of goodwill or what else secretary of state john kerry might do or the international community, that is to say, the u.n. might do following kerry's speech. a spokesman for kerry gave a preview of why they think it's important for kerry to outline the peace in the final days of the administration. >> this is a piece he's worked
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on for many, many years. i think, you know, he feelings it's his duty and his waning weeks and days as secretary of state, to lay out what he believes is a way toward a peaceful two-state solution in the middle east. >> so, what is it that bernanke is afraid of right now in the israeli government? kerry is expected to lay out his parameters which is to say his ideas on how to achieve a two-state solution. that can then be used at an international peace conference next month to lay out what could be another resolution on the israeli-palestinian conflict. that is what israel is trying to avoid. a lot of the ministers have already started firing up preemptive strikes to kerry's speech and they don't have a lot to say about the expectations there. >> i lot of subtext there. thanks oren liebermann in
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jerusalem. time for a start on "your money," we're learning that chinese hackers with several law firms, insider trading and hacking charges against three chinese suspects allegedly involved in the scheme. the hackers hfound e-mails of stocks. and the companies allegedly scoring over $4 million in illegal profits. one of the individuals was arrested sunday in hong kong facing extradition by the u.s. but the other face 13 indictments and they remain at large. new england bracing for another round of heavy snow later this week. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri good morning. >> good morning to you both on this final wednesday of 2016. look at the northern tier of the country, temperatures are generally above freezing.
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across portions of the great lakes themselves. 3% ice coverage. you take a look, we do have changes in the pattern here with winter weather advisories around western new york. and winter storm watches across parts of much of northern new england the next couple of days as a result of the storm system stated to come in late tonight and early tomorrow morning. snow showers begin around sunrise through parts of the new england and continue through much of thursday before the disturbance scoots off here. should produce plenty of snow showers. the best estimates around portions of vermont, new hampshire even parts of maine. that's up to 1 1/2, maybe 2 feet of fresh snowfall through friday. notice the metro cities just a little too warm there. we'll translate that into rain showers, as well as 36 degrees. it will be much colder and high back up to 38 for new year's
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day. >> pedram, thanks very much. moving into a state of emergency for over a year, france is beefing up security ahead of major new year's eve celebrations. we're live in paris with more on celebrations coming up, next.
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authorities in paris are on high alert for the holiday. security is there was tight even before we learned the man who attacked a christmas market in berlin last week managed to travel through the french city, to milan following that attack. the french have been living understand a state of emergency for over a year now but security is now being stepped up even more ahead of this weekend's new year's celebrations.
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cnn's melissa bell is live in paris with more. melissa, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, in just a few days a time, alison, that you can see, just below me, there will be hundred us of thousands of people. of course, this presents a massive headache for authorities who have been on high alert for the last 18 months. how to protect such a large crowd of people and yet allow these sort of gathers that are so traditional and owe appreciated by people ever year. increased security of course is one thing. 91,000 policemen on the streets of paris over the holiday period. helped by a further 10,000 military personnel. they'll be helping in short security. of course, france's state of emergency has been extended. it will now last, alison, until july of next year. which means by then it will have been in place for 20 months. now, there are those who are very critical about it who say
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this is an exceptional set of measures that essentially extend the civic and human rights. an extraordinary measure that's become all too ordinary. and they object to the fact that it's been extended once again, all the more so, because it simply hasn't prevented the recent attacks we've seen. i'm thinking, for instance, of the last big attack here in france which was back in july. rule remember on bastille day, a lorry was driven into a crowd, and that didn't prevent anis amri from hitting that christmas market last weekend and then crossing the french border twice. there are those who wonder whether the security measures put in place are actually adequate to deal with the new threat that many are facing, alison. >> you mentioned the state of emergency in effect until july? is there a reason why it's until july?
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and what's the expectation it could go beyond that? >> reporter: for now, everything is possible because by the time this is reconsidered, alison, we will have a new government. the reason that this extension was agreed, the french government, they're entering an electoral period next spring. the french will elect a new president. there is ever likelihood according to the polls that the government will change from socialist to marginally right wing with either the republican party or far right. the national fund is looking poised to benefit from what we've seen. growing anxiety here in france with the proposed terror threat but also the way they have handled its migration crisis. on whether or not to extend the state of emergency, already, though, it's in place for 20 months and that is something that is being chris sized here in france. >> thank you very much. russia now doing a flip-flop on allegations of widespread
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doping during the olympics. for the first time ever high-level officials admitting to "the new york times" the country carried out a far-reaching doping operation. the acting director of russia's national anti-doping agency telling the paper it was an institutional conspiracy. top government officials were not involved. members of the federal security service say lab directors tampered with urine samples and provided a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs. still last week, vladimir putin denied allegations of the state-sponsored doping regime. the forest is dark this morning. friends and family are remembering carrie fisher's iconic appearances on the big screen and her brave battles off of it. we have more on her legacy as cnn continues. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company.
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what are you doing? >> somebody has to save our skins!
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>> brought princess leia to life in "star wars" and fought her personal demons on a very public stage. this morning, we're remembering carrie fisher who pass away at just 60 years old. we have reaction ahead. political opponents kicking up dust after a security scare at trump tower. how a fight over fending led an aide to go after two trump advisers. and secretary of state john kerry getting ready to deliver the administration's vision of peace in the mideast today. and ahead of that speech, a major pivot from israelis on settlements following a direct order from prime minister benjamin netanyahu. we've got details coming up ahead, live from jerusalem. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> and i'm joe johns, it's 30 minutes past the hour. i'll tell you, the carrie fisher thing is such a shock. we knew she had a heart attack on the plane.
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coming at a time when "rogue one" is just out. i've been with my son to see it two times already. >> it was always her comeback. she really needed one because she really has been out there in the spot lielgts. it was kind of her comeback. it's such sad timing, obviously. >> a real shock. we'll get into that a little bit more. for the second time this week, the entertainment world is mourning the loss of an iconic and beloved figure, actress carrie fisher was 60 years old. her death coming just days after she suffered that cardiac event on that flight from los angeles to london. best known as "star wars" princess leia. but her legacy goes well beyond the big screen. tributes pouring in from her fans. fellow members of the "star wars" universe. cnn's paul vercammen has more on carrie fisher's life and her career.
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>> i should have expected to find you -- >> reporter: carrie fisher known as princess leia. fish her a heart attack during the final 15 minutes of a flight from london to los angeles. according to tmz, fisher was on a ventilator the entire time hospitalized, never regaining consciousness. she is seen here with co-star harrison ford. >> soon to be delivered to my forces. >> reporter: critics pointed to strong chemistry between fisher and ford, and with good reason. fisher recently revealed that she and ford were off-scene lovers. >> 40 years, is that right? >> 40 years i thought i'd wait. you reveal that you were having an affair with harrison ford. >> i was. >> well, you say it. >> yes, i did. >> all right. so how did that stay a secret for 40 years? >> i was good at that, wasn't eye. >> reporter: fisher was born in beverly hills. mother actress debbie reynolds and father eddie fisher.
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fisher with the proshowbiz life all manner of self-medication, including taking pills to control her emotions. >> any mood stabilizer is a weight gainer. you feel better but you're fat. what you gain is a loss. it's not a good situation. >> reporter: fisher spoke about being bipolar and also writing "wishful drinking" and "shockaholic." fisher was briefly married to single paul simon in the 1980s. years later she gave birth to a daughter billy katherine from her relationship with brian lore. she debuted in "shampoo." in between the "star wars" movies fisher landed a number of many roles in 80 soap dish" and in meg ryan's white cracking friend in "when harry met sally." >> someone is staring at you in personal growth. >> reporter: but nothing could, would or perhaps loom large on screen than fisher in "star wars." >> it transport you.
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it was extraordinary film making. >> do you like the princess? >> i will sometimes. she was a little, you know, ditsy. >> reporter: carrie fisher was 60. >> and our thanks to paul vercammen for that. carrie fisher's "star wars" family remembering her as a force to be reckoned with. harrison ford saying carrie was one of a kind, brilliant, original, funny and emotionally fearless. she lived her life bravely. we will all miss her. mark hamill saying this, it's downright heartbreaking, she was our princess, damn it, and the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent and ferociously fun and she played a crucial role in my professional and personal life and both would have been far emptier without her. and george lucas, she was extremely smart, a talented actress, writer and comedienne
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with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. she will be missed by all. now, turning to the trump transition. 23 days until he takes the oath of office. a security scare at new york's trump tower, triggering the latest twitter war, but, this might come as a surprise, the president-elect was on the sideline on this one. a suspicious package which turned out to be a bag of children's toys prompted police to evacuate the lobby. the incident triggering a back and forth between trump's team over the new york city mayor's office over the millions of dollars currently being spent to protect trump tower. incoming white house press secretary sean spicer tweeting, back to work here at trump tower after a false alarm. thanks nypd. so that leads to eric philips, a spokesman for new york city's
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mayor bill de blasio responding, no problem, we'll send you the bill. then it was downhill from there. >> and he weighed in on twitter as well. eric philips. and then shooting back. nice, dan, but about that bill, work with us on it, will you. it cost the city $500,000 a day to protect trump and the tower. bill de blasio, the mayor, asked for $35 million in security until the inauguration. house republicans offered $7 million. >> you have been out there around trump tower? >> to be honest, i'm purposely avoiding it. >> it's a lot of security. the cab drivers hate it. >> you have to go around it. it's already very crowded in
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manhattan, it's just clogging everything up. >> trump missed all of the excitement, of course, on twitter. he's on florida for the holidays getting back to the business of building his administration, announcing his choice for homeland security adviser. cnn's jeff zeleny has more from palm beach. >> reporter: good morning, donald trump continuing another work day on his vacation at mar-a-lago resort. he did name a very critical position to his team yesterday. thomas bossert. he's a former adviser to the george w. bush administration. he's going to have a similar role domestically to what retired lieutenant general michael flynn has for foreign threats and internal affairs. that's a key position in the west wing. now, there are two cabinet positions also remaining and cnn has learned that could come as early as this week. they are veterans affairs and
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agriculture department. both cabinet level positions could be named by donald trump as early as today or before the week's end, i'm told. president-elect donald trump continuing his twitter war against president obama. this time, he slammed the president's unsuccessful campaigning on behalf of fellow democrat hillary clinton. trump tweeted this, president obama campaigned hard and personally in the very important swing states and lost. the voters wanted to make america great again. his words came just hours before president obama appeared to take his own swipe at trump while speaking at pearl harbor. never mentioning his name, though, the president urged americans to fight against hate in the country and come together as one. >> it is here that we remember that even when hatred burns hottest, even when the tug of tribalism is at its most primal, we must resist the urge to turn
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inward. we must resist the urge to demonize those who are different. >> president obama's comments coming at an historic ceremony alongside japan's prime minister shinzo abe. two leaders affirming the alliance. president obama making it clear that u.s. and japan will back one another in good times and bad. and like mr. obama when he visited hiroshima seven months ago abe did not apologize for his country's role in the war, but did offer condolences for the victims. >> translator: i offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here, as well as to the spirits of all of the brave men and women whose lives were taken by a war that commenced in this very place. and also to the souls of the countless innocent people who became victims of the war.
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>> the prime minister calling the pearl harbor tribute a symbol of reconciliation. the obama administration is reportedly considering economic sanctions against russia for its apparent hack in the u.s. election. that according to "the washington post." the paper also reporting diplomatic censure is on the table. and the announcement on the punishments to come as early as this week. and meantime, senator lindsey graham of south carolina expressing outrage. he's calling on president-elect trump for refusing to listen to lawmakers who believe russia had its hand in the election. >> i would say that 99 of us believe the russians did this, and we're going to do something about it. and we're going to put sanctions together that hit putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering with our election. >> graham is with bay bipartisan group of senators to latvia, lithuania, ukraine, georgia and
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monty ne nenegro to meet with officials. turkey has agreed to draft a cease-fire plan for all of syria. hoping the deal will be implemented by midnight local time. a little more than 12 hours from now. that deal would allow the assad regime and opposition parties to start negotiations for permanent peace. one potentially stumbling block, reports from turkey say terrorist organizations will be excluded from the cease-fire. generally, during the civil war that's how the assad regime has been referred to rebel fighters. demanding he step aside. so, it's unclear if those rebel groups including those recently forced from aleppo are on board with the deal. >> that's a big caveat on what is supposed to be a cease-fire sounds pretty empty to me. that's for sure. and the outgoing secretary
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of state laying out a mideast peace plan. we're live in jerusalem, coming up next.
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we've got some breaking news from overnight. jerusalem's city council cancelling a vote of construction of new housing units in east jerusalem after a request from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. it comes just hours before u.s.
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secretary of state john kerry delivers a speech outlining the obama administration's vision for peace in the middle east. cnn's oren liebermann following the breaking developments live in jerusalem. oren. >> joe, two very different perspectives here, one is the city of jerusalem's perspective. we spoke to a city council member who said this decision had nothing to do with politics, simply a decision to chance the vote. they don't want to get into the policy around secretary of state john kerry's speech. as for prime minister benjamin netanyahu perhaps here he's trying to build up a bit of goodwill before secretary of state john kerry speech. what will be outlined in that -- how to deal with sensitive issues. and that's what israel is concerned about how he lays out his vision, with how to deal
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with those, giving a bit of a preview here. >> this is an issue in the middle east that he's worked on for many, many years. i think, you know, he feels its his duty. and his waning weeks and days as secretary of state to lay out what he believes is a way towards a peaceful two-state solution in the middle east. >> so, what is kerry's -- what is israel's concern here, rather. the concern is that what kerry says which is to say, the paramet parameters, the issues he sets on resolutions could then be taken by other countries to the u.n. security council and that could lead to another resolution. if it's nonbinding that will be one more blow to the israeli government. and that explains, joe, why prime minister benjamin netanyahu has decided to ask the city of jerusalem to hold off on its vote at least for now.
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>> and what we're talking about is construction that was already planned, is that right? that's what they're holding off on? >> it was. the construction was on the agenda before the security council vote. the city made it clear they're not concerned about the security council vote, and they're going ahead with business as usual. now it seems that prime minister benjamin netanyahu at least a little concerned or worried, or at least thinking about what it is that kerry has to say here. he has decided to ask the city of jerusalem council to hold off for now. >> oren lieberman in jerusalem. time for an "early start" on "your money." in its quest for domination, amazon said it just had its greatest holiday season ever with more than 1 billion items, that's with a "b," shipped around the world. here are the most popular items. the echo and echo dot. those are those voice activated speaks that kind of act as your personal assistant. millions of echo devices were sold worldwide.
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the most popular home movie request, home alone and "elf" amazon customers bought enough tvs to reach the top of mt. everest, more than nine times. what -- i thought we had tvs in our home. there's a lot of sparkle as well. 10,451 carats of diamonds. i don't think i'd feel comfortable buying a diamond. >> wait a minute, echo, echo dot. we've been talking about this all morning. so this is basically something that talks to you in your house and you tell it do things. >> it can read you recipes which i would need. there it is. it's this little speaker and you talk to it. it can also be seen as your friend. you can ask the weather. it can read you your books and
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be lazy and have it read to you. >> and you can tell it to put cnn on tv. >> unfortunately, it cannot cook you dinner. >> r2d2 comes next. kim jong-un with the weapons program in north korea, why an official says the dictators is choosing now to speed it up. we're live in seoul, next.
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welcome back. authorities in paris are on high alert for the holidays. security there was tight, even before we learned the man who attacked a christmas market in berlin last week managed to travel through the french city of leone en route to milan following that attack. the french had been under a state of emergency for over a year now. but security is being stepped up even more ahead of this weekend's new year's celebrations. cnn's melissa bell is live for us in paris.
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melissa, what are you seeing that's different, because security has already been tight. >> reporter: security was already tight. is it has been further tightened down, alison, agency the holiday season approached. there are 91,000 people on the streets of france. 10,000 military personnel to police this holiday season which, of course, is one that could be targeted. that is what french authorities fear. the state of emergency was extended earlier this month and will now last until july of next year. what french authorities say is that this is a necessary measure. that in the last year alone, 17 terror plots have been foiled here in france. if you think about that figure it is quite astonishing. since the state of emergency was introduced last november, alison, 4,000 raids have been carried out, more than 500 arrests and 600 weapons seized here by the french within france. that's why security sources they say, the trouble is that the threateneds to change faster than the security services and
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security apparatus can keep up with this. if you look at the last two major attacks here in europe. the one in nice, back in july, when a truck wag rammed into a crowd of people and gathered to watch the fireworks celebrations on bastille day, and when the truck was attacked we're talking about jihadists getting into a truck and plowing into a crowd of people. that is the much different security threat than we saw here last november with coordinated attacks across paris. and all the more difficult to police. here in paris on the champs-elysees, hundreds of thousands of people gather to see the new year. privately what the french interior minister tells you off the record is not so much that they fear whether or not a big attack will happen, but when it will happen and how it will happen, alison. >> and that's the reason that the tighter security is now the
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new normal in paris. melissa bell, thanks very much. north korea is said to be moving ahead. kim jong-un is determined to finish development. >> with the deputy ambassador in the north korean embassy in london, which means he would have had access to a lot of inside information that he's now sharing here in seoul, since he made his escape in the summer. what he's saying is kim jong-un, as long as he's in power, north korea will never, ever give up its nuclear weapons. i'm quoting now. he also said that you could offer north korea $1 million or
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$10 trillion they will not give them up. economic incentives won't work. he also said that north korea intends to continue with its nuclear tests and military provocations until and when it becomes a nuclear state. when is the plan to do that? by the end of 2017, this isn't just an impulsive date plucked from the air. jim jong-un is calculating very carefully this is when we will president donald trump in the white house in washington, d.c. and a new president in seoul. he believes that the hands -- the new administrations' hands will be tied. they won't be able to take any action or provocation or afford any military action to stop north korea's weapons ambitions. therefore, he's going to forge
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ahead making 2017 important to do say. he also revealed he believes when north korea is a nuclear state, he'll come to the table, kim jong-un that is for discussions. >> thanks so much for that report. let's get an early start on "your money." as we get closer to new year's stocks are creeping higher. i keep on sounding like a broken record. has the dow reached 20,000? no. but today could be the day. the dow sitting -- what, 55 points away from that 20,000 psychological milestone. so, we watched the stock market really enjoy a great run since donald trump was elected. but analysts are really wondering if this trump bump that we're seeing may have actually eaten into wall street's potential gains that we could see next year. we're going to have to see whether or not donald trump is deliver on his promises. we're seeing dow futures up,
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european markets mixed and asian stocks ended lower. obamacare is not in a death spiral. insurer prospects in the individual markets are looking brighter. premiums shot up 25% for 2017. but this report is saying that 2017 -- or that 2016 was a one-time pricing correction because insurers had to make up for the fact that they charged less in the previous year. so, they say that they're going to be able to break even next year in 2017. and more reporting profits in the individual market segment is helping. the analysis, though, not taking into account trump's vow to repeal obamacare. so what happens next is ultimately going to depend on how and when trump replaces the health reform law. are you doing a lot of holiday driving? you may want to make sure you fill up before the new year.
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gas prices will be increasing in seven states as new taxes take effect. here's a list of who is impacted. pennsylvania drivers, they're going to face the biggest increase, nearly 8 cents a gallon. there's michigan with just over a 7 cent increase. and nebraska having an increase as well. sources in north carolina, indiana and florida, they're going to see small hikes of less than a penny a gallon. >> so the lesson is, don't drive in pennsylvania. >> you know what's interesting, as we see gas prices creep up they're still historically low. enjoy it while it lasts. "early start" continues right now. i think you just can't bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight. >> i don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain. remembering carrie fisher. the actress who brought the iconic princess

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