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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 leia to life in
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"star wars: rogue one" has died. we're going to tell you what fisher's famous co-stars are saying about the actress. security in the spotlight. 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. and secretary of state john kerry getting ready to lay out a road map for mideast peace days after refusing protection for israelis. and this morning, israelis appear to be bowing at least partly to pressure on the settlement. we're live. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. for the second time this week, 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 coming just days after she suffered a cardiac event on a flight from london to los
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angeles. fisher is best known as "star wars'" princess leia but her legacy goes well beyond the big screen. 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 legacy. >> i should have expected to find you -- >> reporter: carrie fisher known as princess leia. has died. fisher had a heart attack during the final 15 minutes on a flight from london to los angeles. according to tmz, fisher was on a ventilator since the attack. and hospitalized. and never regained 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. >> okay, so you reveal that you were having an affair with
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harrison ford. >> i was -- >> well, you say it. >> yes, i did. >> how did that stay a secret for 40 years? >> i was good at that, wasn't i? >> reporter: fisher was born in beverly hills, mother actress debbie reynolds, father singer eddie fisher. >> i was primarily brought up by my mother but i saw my father. >> reporter: fisher in showbiz 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 often turned pain into humor and also writing "wishful drinking" and "shockaholic." fisher was briefly married to paul simon in 1980s. years later she gave birth to a daughter billy krathe catherine.
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she debuted in "shampoo" fisher landed many roles in soap dish and as 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." >> transported you. it was extraordinary film making. >> do you like the princess? >> i will sometimes. she's a little, you know, bitchy. >> 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, this is downright heartbreaking, she was our princess and the actress who played her blurred into one
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fierce actress. she played a role in my personal life and both would have been far emptier without her. and this from george lucas, extremely smart, a talented 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 now to the trump transition. 23 days until he takes the oath of office. and there was a security scare at new york's trump tower triggering the latest twitter war but the president-elect this time was on the sidelines. a suspicious package turned out to be a bag of children's toys prompting police to evacuate the lobby. you see there. the incident triggering a back and forth between trump's team and the new york city mayor's office over the millions of dollars being spent to protect trump tower.
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incoming white house press secretary sean spicer tweeting back to work here at trump tower. after a false alarm. thanks, nypd. that led eric philips, spokesperson for new york's city bill de blasio to respond. no problem, we'll send you the bill. >> it was downhill from there with trump's social media director weighing in, eric philips, you are an embarrassment to the mayor's office and the amazing nypd. and then phillips fired back about the big apple with security funding on tweet tower tweeting this, that's not very nice, dan. but about that bill, work with us on it. it actually costs the city $500,000 a day to protect trump tower and trump. mayor de blasio asking for $35 million to pay for that security until the inauguration. house republicans offered $7
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million. let's bring in cnn politics reporter eugene scott. and you're here. >> good morning. >> you know what's interesting, we thought it was only trump that took to twitter for spats out in the open. no way, these folks really got into it and so publicly, too. >> that was actually one of my first thoughts as well. we often say that leadership starts at the top. and very much so i think his team has followed its approach in terms of handling very serious issues, be they domestic or international on social media. >> it's interesting to see the transparency because there is sort of this love/hate relationship between de blasio and trump but many say they're actually very much a like. de blasio obviously not a huge trump supporter here. and his funding was dramatically shut short than what they wanted. >> this is going to be expensive. repeatedly with melania and
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barron remaining in new york city during the first six months of the pregnancy. >> we got more back and forth between president obama and president-elect trump. and one example of that, of course,s essentially tr lly don trump pointing out that he supported hillary clinton and hillary clinton lost. you there see the tweets talking about the swing states. and then president obama seemingly responds in a very subtle way to some of the other donald trump stuff. list ton this from pearl harbor and hawaii. >> 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
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different. >> the tug of tribalism. demonizing those who are different. why this back and forth, seemingly, between the president and donald trump subtle or otherwise? >> well, what i would say, while that may definitely have appeared to be a jab at donald trump he also could be speaking to people on the left tribalism isn't unique to people on the right. both sides go their ways defending what they stood for. perhaps he's saying they all need to come together just like he and the prime minister did at that moment. but we don't know exactly. switching gears, obama administration considering economic sanctions against russia. of course, donald trump not on board with this that russia had a hand in the election. senator lindsay graham outraged by this. i want you to listen to what he
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has to say. >> i will say that 99 of us believe the russians did this. and we're going to do something about it. we're going to put sanctions together that hit putin in his inner circle for interfering in the election. and they're doing it all over the world, not just in the united states. >> trump doesn't believe russia had a hand in it. and you got the entire senate thinking the opposite. >> today, this looks like the latest war in the republican party. they do believe russia was involved based on intelligence, yet, we have not seen donald trump and his top aides affirm that view as well. it will be really interesting to see how they move forward with this. we remember that barack obama has called for investigation into their involvement in the selection while he still remains in office. where that goes after he leaves is unclear, especially with this happening within the party. >> and they're also talking
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about sanctions, including what's being called diplomatic something or other -- diplomatic censure. >> sure. >> what does that mean? are they talking about kicking out an ambassador or two from the russian embassy or is there something more than that? >> well, they have been given details as far as what they want to happen as regards sanctions but it's clear they want it to be monetary and business related. i'm sure lindsey graham who has been active in the last week regarding the united nations will give details. >> eugene scott, thank you. you'll be back. >> see you soon. breaking overnight, israel with the settlements. could can handcuff the next administration? we're live in jerusalem, next.
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we have in news breaking overnight to tell you about. 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 the breaking developments live in jerusalem. oren. joe, we've learned from a jerusalem city council member that it wnetanyahu's request. a city needs to grow, jerusalem needs to build housing but ale city council member tells us they didn't want to turn this into a political controversy, especially hours before kerry's speech. they'll simply hold off for now. as to ben bernanke why did they give that or make that request. it's hard to understand. perhaps he's trying to build a
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bit of goodwill for kerry's speech or concerned what kerry and the international community might do next, if its legal doesn't abide at least for a bit with the u.n. security resolution. here's what a spokesman had to say about what this speech might entail. >> this is an issue he's worked on for the middle east for many, many years. i think he feels it's his duty in 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. >> what could be the concern here? israel's concern is that other nations at the security council, at the u.n., might seize upon what kerry says as to how to handle the most difficult issues of the israeli-palestinian conflict and turn that into another resolution. that would be another blow to israel.
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joe, just another issue, the clinton parameters, perhaps kerry's speech will come to be known as the kerry program sisters. >> all right. thanks for that, oren liebermann in jerusalem. time for an early start on "your money." we've just learned that chinese hackers made more than $4 million by infiltrating the e-mail servers of new york law firms. prosecutors unsealed insider trading and hacking charges against three suspects allegedly involved in the scheme. here's what we know so far on this. the hackers scoured e-mails of law firm partners to discover stocks that were likely to soar because they were targeted in merger deals. the defendant then purchased these companies allegedly scoring over $4 million in illegal profits. one of the individuals was arrested sunday in hong kong and faces extradition to the u.s. the other defendants were hit with 13 indictments they remain at large. new england bracing for another round of heavy snow this
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week. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> john and alison good morning to you both on this 52nd and final wednesday of 2016. as you look at the northern tier, temperatures generally above freezing. from minnesota and of course around the great lakes. the great lakes themselves about 3% ice coverage which is rather low for this time of year. but you take a look, we do have changes in patterns in winner weather advisories in new york. and as a result of this storm system that is slated to come in some time late tonight and early tomorrow morning. snow showers begin just around sunrise around western new york and parts of new england and continue through much of thursday before the disturbance scoots off here. but should produce plenty of snow showers. the best estimation at this point, portions of vermont, new hampshire even parts of maine, 1 1/2 to maybe 2 feet in the highest elevations of fresh snowfall through friday.
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notice, the major metro cities just a little too warm. that will translate that into rain showers temperatures on new year's eve only as low as 36 degrees. it will be much colder and take the high back up to 48 for new year's day. guys. >> pedram, thanks very much. buffalo bills head coach rex ryan is out. fired a week before the nfl season ends with his team out of the playoffs again. andy scholes with this morning's "bleacher report," coming up next.
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okay. we are three days away from the college football playoffs. and clemson is not holding back when talking about heir matchup
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with ohio state. andy scholes has more in this morning's "bleacher report." andy, good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you got? >> good morning, guys. the last thing the coach wants is to give their opponent material. dabo swinney not thrilled. johnson was asked a question about buckeyes quarterback j.t. barrett. and johnson was nonpressed from what he's seen from barrett on tape. >> we've played better quarterbacks. i'm not taking anything away from him. i'm not saying he's a good player. he's definitely a good player. he just doesn't stand out as one of the best quarterbacks we've played this year. >> barrett will get his chance to impress johnson on saturday. clemson playing in a night game, alabama and washington getting things started at 3:00 eastern in the peach bowl.
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after a tumultuous couple of weeks, minnesota ending on a note. after a sexual assault investigation that boycott lasted 36 hours. last night on the field, third quarter, the ball tipped by washington straate right there right into the arms of shannon brooks for a touchdown. minnesota wins. and the buffalo bills in the market for a new head coach. the bills firing rex ryan. the bills also firing ryan's brother on the staff. finally, this is 10-year-old austin decker. he's battling a severe heart condition. he's a huge auburn football fan. his elementary teacher posted his pic of austin saying his prognosis isn't good and his
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christmas wish was to meet auburn legend cam newton. >> how are you doing? you doing all right? are you doing good? >> such a cool man. cam newton surprising austin today. austin is going to have a brother later on today, we're all, of course, pulling for him. >> that breaks your heart. just amazing. would y wow, what a picture. really good to see that. >> can we go back to ohio state and clemson. there's room for trash talk. little known fact there was a clemson game between ohio state that ended the career of the most legendary coach woody hayes when he punched a player. so the history goes far and wide between these two teams. >> a great education this morning. >> yeah. >> columbus, ohio, you know,
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high school football kid, i know. >> all right. >> thanks, andy. >> thanks, andy. >> have a good one. the force is darkened this morning. friends and family remembering carrie fisher's iconic appears on the big screen and her brave battles off of it. more coming up when "early start" returns. a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure,
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what are you doing? somebody has to save our skins. she 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 passed away just 60 years old. we have reaction coming up ahead. political opponents kicking up the dust over a security scare at trump tower. why it lady an aide of the may
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tore go after two trump advisers. that's ahead. and secretary of state john kerry will deliver the vision of middle east vision today. and the israeli settlement following a direct order from prime minister benjamin netanyahu details ahead from jerusalem. welcome back to "early start." i'm joe johns. >> and i'm alison kosik. good morning, it's 30 minutes past the hour. but for the second time this week, the entertainment world is mourning the loss of a beloved and iconic figure. actress carrie fisher died days after suffering a cardiac event from a flight from los angeles to london. fisher is best known as "star wars'" princess leia. tributes are pouring in from fellow fans of the universe. paul vercammen has more on her life and legacy.
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>> reporter: according to tmz, fisher was on a center later the entire time she was hospitalized, never regaining consciousness. she's seen here in audition tape with soon to be co-star harrison ford. >> safely delivered to my forces. >> reporter: critics pointed to strong chemistry between fisher around ford and for good reason, fisher recently revealed that she and ford were off-screen 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 do. >> how did that remain a secret? i was good at it. >> reporter: fisher was born in beverly hills. >> i was primarily brought up by my mother but i saw my father.
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>> reporter: with all manner of self-medication including taking bills to control her emotions. >> any mood stabilizer is a weight gainer. you feel better but then you're fat, so what you gain is a loss. it's not a good situation. >> reporter: fisher spoke about being bipolar and often turned pain into humor also writing "wishful drinking" and "shockohol "shockoholic." fisher was briefly married to paul simon in 1980s. years later she gave birth to a daughter billy katherine with her relationship with brian lor lorry. she debuted. and in soap dish. and as meg ryan's white cracking friend in "when harry met sally." >> someone is staring at you in personal growth. >> reporter: nothing could or would perhaps loom larger on screen than fisher in "star
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wars." >> it transported you. it was extraordinary filmmaking. >> did you like the princess? >> i will. she was a little bitchy, you know. >> remembering her as a force to be reckoned with. harrison ford among those paying tribute 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 said this is downright heart braishging. she was our princess, and the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous fiercely talented take-charge woman who took our collective breath away. this from "star wars" creator george lucas. she was extremely smart. a tall levntsed actress, writer and comedienne with a color personality that all loved. in "star wars" she was our great
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and talented princess. feisty, wiese and full of hope n a role that was more difficult than most people might think. she will be missed by all. 20 days to go before he takes the oath of office and a triggering the latest twitter war. but the president-elect, he wasn't there. ly was on sidelines for this one. you see a suspicious package which turn 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 and the new york city's mayor's office over the millions being spent in protecting trump tower. incoming house speaker sean spicer tweeted this. back to work here at trump tower after a false alarm. thanks nypd. well, that led eric philips the spokesperson for mayor de blasio to respond this way, no problem, we'll send you the bill. >> and it was downhill from there with trump social media
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director dan skavino weighing in, eric philips, you're an embarrassment. and then firing back short changing the funding on trump tower and tweeting that's not very nice, dan, what about that bill? work with us on it, will you. it costs $500,000 a day to protect trump tower. mayor bill de blasio asked for $35 million for security until the inauguration. house republicans offered $7 million. >> trump once again missed all of the excitement because he's in florida for the holidays. he's now getting back to the business of building his administration announcing his choice for security adviser. jeff zeleny has more on that from palm beach.
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donald trump now on location at his 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 bush administration. he's going to have a similar role domestically to what retired lieutenant general michael flynn has for foreign threats and international affairs. that is 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 cabinet level positions could be nailed by donald trump as early as today, or before the week ends, i'm told, joe saand alison. >> okay. with that, let's bring in cnn political reporter eugene scott. listening to the piece there. let's talk about thomas bossert, not exactly a new phase.
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do want to talk to us about him? >> yeah, not a new face at all. he was in the bush administration and one of the things he focused on while there were cyber security,s which is something he's expected to pay attention to in the trump white house. one of the things that trump is going to be doing is separating the homeland security council from the national security council, because he really wants to have two different people, flynn and bossert, focusing on domestic issues and international issues regarding terrorism and security issues separately. >> so as we see trump filling his cabinets we're seeing the obama administration, president obama specifically, trying to get some business done before he walks out the door. specifically on russia, looking to possibly impose sanctions as early as this week for russia's apparent a involvement in u.s. elections. we've got senate republicans on board with the sanctions. specifically, senator lindsey graham who is essentially
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outraged with president-elect trump for not being on board with the sanctions. listen to lindsey graham. >> i would say that 99 of us believe the russians did this. and we're going to do something about it. we're going to put sanctions together that hit putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering in our election. and they're doing it all over the world, not just the united states. >> you got president-elect trump refusing to listen to lawmakers about russia's apparent involvement in the u.s. election. how is this going to go down? >> i'm very much looking forward to how this is going to go down. it looks like the latest civil war in the republican party. there are really people who are convinced that the intelligence of the involvement in the election. and there are others in the trump camp are not convinced. whether or not they figure out how to respond to this is key, as the obama administration shared earlier when they suggested looking into russian involvement, if something isn't
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done now, this could even get worse. >> we also have this back and forth, as we've been talking ongoing actually, it seems for days now between the president-elect and the president of the united states. and i think the latest thing that's happened is donald trump has taken a couple shots at the president because he supported hillary clinton. got very active, got very involved in the campaign. and hillary clinton lost. and then donald trump is speaking in hawaii just yesterday, taking a little bit -- i'm sorry, president obama taking some shots in hawaii. at donald trump, at least that's what some people say. let's listen to this. you can interpret it. >> all right. >> it is here that we remember 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
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different. >> okay. so i want to ask you this in a different way. >> okay. >> reasonably, do you think that can be interpreted as a shot at donald trump? or should it be interpreted as something else? >> i think in this political climate, everything can be interpreted as a shot at your political opponent. but i think what's really true is tribalism has been an issue, we've seen in this election, on the right and on the left. and i think what that speech with prime minister abe was about, was coming together, tribes internationally, globally and even domestically, i think that is what the president was hoping we could see americans do. >> okay. it's taking shots at each other. and then it's taking credit. i want to show you a tweet from donald trump yesterday about the consumer confidence.u.s. consumer confidence index for december surged nearly four pointings to 113.7.
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highest level in more than 15 years. thanks donald. for once he got his facts right. consumer confidence did surge. but gave himself a pat on the back there. that was kind of weird. >> that was kind of surprising. maybe we'll get a speech or press conference where donald trump can explain to us how he was responsible for that. until then, he probably should expect people to push back on that and say that he was not involved in that bounce as he perhaps tweeted. >> have to look back for a while to see just what the trump bump really was. >> the previous reading was 109, so there was that bump. the dow getting close to that psychological mark of 20,000. a lot of that is in anticipate of what the trump administration will bring. eugene, thanks so much. >> thank you. the outgoing secretary of state getting ready to present a pathway to peace in the middle east. the israelis with somewhat of a
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administration's vision for peace in the middle east. cnn's oren liebermann following the breaking developments live in jerusalem. oren. >> joe, the most difficult part to understand here is what was prime minister benjamin netanyahu thinking when he decided to request that jerusalem city council to cancel its vote for now. we know the jerusalem city council perspective. for them building in jerusalem, east jerusalem is simply a municipal need. the city has to grow. jerusalem will keep building wherever it needs to. from netanyahu's perspective, this could be very different. perhaps he's trying to builds a little bit of goodwill before secretary of state john kerry lays out his vision for middle east peace. perhaps netanyahu is responding to criticism, some from within his own party, that he may have gone too far diplomatically in actions he's taken against not only the u.s. but other countries what we do know that kerry will lay out a vision and we've got a bit of a preview from his spokesman. >> this is an issue that he's
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worked on for many, many years. i think that, you know, he feels it's his duty in 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. >> israel is still concerned about what may happen after kerry's speech. specifically, that other countries listening to the speech at the u.n. security council could pick up on the parameters, which is to say, the conditions kerry lays out for what he believes the obama administration sees as a two-state solution. and that, those parameters could be put into another security council resolution in the coming days of the obama administration. joe, that right now, the israeli administration's, netanyahu's biggest concerns over the next few weeks. >> oren liebermann, thank you for. amazon said it just had the greatest holiday season ever
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with more than 1 billion items shipped around the world. i want to show you some of the more popular items this year. the echo and echo dot. those are those voice-activated personal assistants. millions of echo devices were sold worldwide. and the most popular holiday movie request "home alone" and "elf." 4k tvs can reach the top of mount everybody rest niest. and 10,000 carats of diamonds were purchased on the website. i'm not one to buy diamonds on a website. how do you do that? >> depending what you're going to use it for. >> what would you use it for? >> all right.
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new england is bracing for another round of heavy snow later this week. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good morning. >> good morning, joe. good morning, alison. the cooler temperatures here to stay the next coming of days around the northeast. chilly weather filtering in around the northern part of the country. places like fargo, bismarck, 11 degrees. duluth, sitting at 12 with a few showers making its way there. parts of western new york seeing lake-effect snow showers. about 3% ice cover across the expansion of the great lakes there. so pretty quiet conditions there. but here comes the next storm system that will really begin to pick up in intensity some time tomorrow morning, as we transition into tomorrow afternoon. it could leave behind a pretty good amount of snow showers. generally for northern new york, seeing 6 to 8 inches widespread. but make your way into new york, vermont and new hampshire. 18 to 24 inches, my friend. that's just through the next 36
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hours across this region. the major met throw cities, if you're not a fan of the snow, great news to you, notice the temps generally above freezing. that will support rain showers for new york city as we go into friday. guys. livie ing under a state of emergency for over a year. france is briefing up security ahead of major new year's celebrations. we're live in france, next. (vo) it's that time of year again. when you realize you still didn't get quite what you wanted. that's why verizon has the best deals of the year on the best network. like a free smartphone when you add a line or switch. no trade-in required. choose from the samsung galaxy j3, the lg k8 or stylo, or the the motoz play. all free. and as if you needed another reason,
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authorities in paris are on high alert for the holiday. security there was title even before we learned the man who attacked a christmas market in berlin last week managed to travel through the french city of leon, through to milan following that attack.
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the french have been living under 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. cnn's melissa bell is live in paris with more. melissa. >> joe, it is a heightened sense of security. a heightened security apparatus as paris prepares for its big new year's eve celebrations. in just a few days, hundreds of thousands of people will be here on champs-elysees, you can see behind me, the part of champs-elysees where the christmas market begins. the very same sort of christmas market as the one that was attacked in per lynn only last week. so there are more policemen on the streets. and more soldiers on the streets. and extra sort of protection that they need to carry out raids and arrests but that is increasingly controversial. the question is, how much longer this heightened security can last. with a series of demonstrations in the month of october, against
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what they say is the burden that's too heavy. one that they've been carrying for many months and they're going to be carrying for a lot longer. what the french authorities say, though, those heightened security measures mean that terrorist attacks are being prevented. bit it isn't so much that france is being less threatened that it was. and we have seen a quieter period in france over the period of months, is not since july since the bastille day celebrations were attacked have we seen large-scale attacks that have become all too used to here in france. it's not so much that france is not being threatened, it is they say, they're getting better at preventing those sort of attacks. 17 that have been foiled since the start of this year. how much longer, though, this can remain in place is one of the big questions facing the french government that looks ahead to 2017, joe. >> melissa bell in paris. thank you for that. russia now doing a flip-flop
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on widespread doping allegations. for the first time high-level officials admitting to "the new york times" the country carried out a far-reaching doping operation. lab directors tampered with urine samples and provided a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs. the acting director general of russia, anti-doping agency telling the paper it was an institutional conspiracy. but top government officials were not involved. just last week president vladimir putin denied allegations of the state-sponsored doping regime. let's get an early start on "your money." investors are ready to close the books on 2016 but not before moving stocks a little higher. everybody keeps on asking, has the dow reached 20,000? it may sound like a broken record -- no, it hasn't. it's getting close. the dow just 55 points away from that psychological milestone. we'll keep an eye on it for you. the stock market has certainly
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enjoyed a great run since trump's election, but experts warn with wall street's potential gains that we could see for 2017, a lot will depend on whether or not donald trump delivers on his promises to keep investors happy. let's get a quick look at what futures are doing. futures are higher for u.s. stocks. european markets are higher and asian stocks ended slightly lower. so, according to a new record, obamacare is not in a death spiral this is according to an s&p global an analysis. an analysis says prospects are actually brighter. obamacare premiums are going up an average of 17% for 2017. but the reportization that was a one-time pricing correction. now it's expected that insurers will be closer to breaking even next year. the analysis did not take into account, however, trump's promise to reappeal obamacare. are you doing holiday
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driving? gas prices will be increasing in seven states as new state taxes take effect. pennsylvania drivers they're going to face the biggest increase at almost 8 cents a gallon. that's on top of having the nation's highest state gas tax. michigan having an increase there. nebraska clocked in at 1 1/2 cents for that increase. georgia, north carolina and florida they're going to see small hikes of less than a penny a gallon. everything matters when you fill up that tank, historically, we're seeing gas prices at a good level. >> not as bad as three or four years ago. has the dow reached 20,000. >> ask me again tomorrow. thanks for joining us i'm alison kosik. >> i'm joe johns, she was both 19 for screen work and brave battles off camera. remembering act tress carrie fisher. "new day" starts now. security at trump tower now
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in the spotlight. >> thomas bossert is now going to be the chairman of homeland security. >> the twitter war against president obama. >> we must resist the urge to demonize those who are different. >> this is the administration behind the crafting of the security council resolution. >> i said that. >> they know what they did. netanyahu urged them to cancel this vote hours before secretary of state john kerry's speech. >> the duty, to lay out a way towards a two-state solution. >> i know who you are. from now on -- >> remembering carrie fisher. >> the princess is gone. nobody like her ever again. >> may the force be with you. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, and alisyn camerota. good morning, and welcome to your "new day." it is wednesday, december 28th, 6:00 in the east. i'm don lemon, poppy harlow
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joins me. chris and alisyn are off. >> what a year. >> tributes are pouring in for carrie fisher from celebrities and fans around the world. the "star wars" actress best known for her iconic role as princess leia died just >> she is being remembered this morning as hollywood royalty. she was incredibly witty, an amazingly brilliant writer, candid about her personal struggles and someone who really broke down barriers for those suffering from mental health issues. our paul vercammen has a look back at her life and legacy. >> i should expect you -- >> reporter: carrie fisher best known as princess leia in "star wars" has died. she had a heart attack on

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